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Elizabeth Banks just threw epic shade at Tara Reid and her diss demands your attention immediately!

In her cover story with The Hollywood Reporter this week, the 41-year-old Hunger Games star recalled struggling to catch her big break during her early days in Hollywood.

"There was a group of us girls coming up," the Pitch Perfect 2 director told the trade. "A lot of us are surviving. Some of us are not. I used to go to auditions with Tara Reid. So, you know, we didn't all make it. We're not all still here."

Banks added without missing a beat, "I do love Sharknado."

Elizabeth Banks, The Hollywood Reporter

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Damn, girl!

Banks also opened up to THR about her major directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2. "I went through no hoops for this particular job," Banks said. "I just put myself right at the spot where someone needed to be to get the job. And I prepared. I knew I wanted to direct, so I met DPs, I ran sets, I chose music. I went through the process of directing in little ways—nothing too big or risky or time-consuming. I just started really observing."

"She has a great eye for material and understands all aspects of production," Banks' pal Judd Apatow added. "It's great when somebody decides to grab the reins like that."

But it doesn't mean Banks is going to give up on acting. "I got a lot of balls in the air at all times. But my mantra every day on this set is just one word: endure," she said.

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