This is an interview Briana Banks did on September 26, 2016 on YNOT about her return to performing.
After a five-year hiatus, Banks returned to her adult career in December 2015. Her comeback scene, with Manuel Ferrara, appears in ArchAngel’s True MILF 3. She also appeared with Ferrara in Manuel is a MILF-O-Maniac 5, for which she filmed her first anal scene in five years.
A devil-may-care talent like Banks’s comes along only once in a lifetime. The industry is glad to have her back.
As an experienced performer, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned over time?
Treat this as a career, because it only lasts so long and your reputation and behavior on-set affect your bookings and popularity among directors and fellow talent. Be on time and professional. It is a job and should be treated as such.
Social media: useful for work, or just a distraction?
Both! It sometimes sucks you in and you get so overwhelmed by emails and [direct messages]. It does help you to promote new scenes and yourself, but every once in a while you just want to be unavailable.
I love my fans, though, and I find myself trying to respond to too many at a time.
Describe yourself in three words.
Strong, determined, and a hard worker.
Cats or dogs?
Neither. I like going out of town if I want and not worrying about who is going to take care of my pet. Plus, it’s not fair to my pet when I’m gone so much.
Three reasons why you love your job.
I love sex. I love the fantasy people I get to play and the people I get the opportunity to meet.
Early in your career, you were called the gonzo queen. Do you specialize in any type of content now?
I’m building my site now and trying to cater to a broad audience, so that means being new characters at every shoot. I want all my fans to find something they like.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to hang out with friends and work out. Working out gets me out of my own head.
Anything new on the horizon: movies, personal appearances, etc.?
Lots of new releases coming out every month. I’ll be in New Jersey for eXXXotica Nov. 4-6.