During a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks opened up about her two sons – Felix, 4 1/2, and Magnus, 3 – who are becoming mega fans of Star Wars.
“They’re really good,” she gushed of her boys. “My four-and-a-half-year-old loves rules. He’s very good…he’s a little bossy. He follows after his mother. And my three-year-old is just a wild man.”
She went on to talk about her sons’ obsession with Star Wars.
“They really don’t know anything about Star Wars,” Banks shared. “I don’t know how Star Wars is doing it but they possessed my children with Star Wars.”
When Ellen asked how they would know anything about the popular series, the mom-of-two went on to explain how her boys got into the show.
“I started telling them the story of Star Wars,” Banks said. “Here’s what happened….this is America. They got toothbrushes with Anakin and Darth Vader on them. So then they were like, ‘Who are these guys?’”
But when mom went on to say they are the same person, the boys started to ask some questions.
“So here’s what really happened. Then I started telling them the story of Chewbacca and C-33PO and R2-D2 and getting into all the details,” she said, just before breaking out her best Chewie impression for the Ellen audience.
Banks added: “So my older one knows you can probably see a video of that on the Internet, and I said, ‘Ok, you can see Chewbacca talking.’”
Unfortunately, the video cut to “Darth Vader chopping off Luke’s hand,” she shared. After joking that she’s traumatized her children, Banks added, “And now they’re obsessed with the whole story.”
As for mom’s role in The Hunger Games, it sounds like the boys are also somewhat familiar with that storyline.
“They know who Effie is and they’ve played with Effie’s Barbie for a couple years now,” Banks laughed.
Hart of Dixie star Jaime King rocks a full Marie Antoinette costume while holding her sons James, 2, and Leo, 4 months, in this new photo from Tyler Shields‘ Decadence series, which is set in Tuileries Palace in 1667 and The Palace of Versailles 1672.
The acclaimed photographed shot the series in the summer of 2015 using a 50-year-old 8×10 camera.
“I wanted to give my version of an inside look into what I imagine it would be like if you were able to take a photograph of The Court of the Palace of Versailles and Tuileries Palace,” Shields told Yahoo Celebrity. “It’s an intimate look at one of the most fascinating times in history.”
Decadence will be on display for one month at the Maddox Gallery in London, England, beginning on Feb. 4, 2016.