Elizabeth Banks explains why at least three different actors will play the role of Bosley in the 2019 “Charlie’s Angels” reboot.
Banks, 45, explains the change for the iconic part in the upcoming remake on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. Specifically, she confirms why she, Sir Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou all play the role of Bosley: “It has such an incredible history. We take all of that into consideration in the movie. I play a Bosley in the movie.”
“We have multiple Bosleys in the movie,” Banks continued. “We take the entire historical context of ‘Charlie’s Angels’, which was founded by Charles Townsend in the ’70s, and we treat it all as canon and we bring it all into this movie. The only character that had the same name the whole time, but was played by different actors in all the iterations, was Bosley.”
“So I thought why don’t we make that a rank instead of like the actual character name,” she explained. “So like I’m a Bosley, Patrick Stewart‘s a Bosley and Djimon Hounsou. We’re still the handlers.”
Banks also talked about her new horror film “Brightburn” which creeps into theatres on Friday, May 24.
The new “Charlie’s Angels” film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Banks is not only playing Bosley in the reboot, she also serves as the film’s director, she wrote the screenplay and is an executive producer on the project which hits movie theatres on Nov. 15.