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Anna KendrickAnna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009), for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She played Dinah Lord in the Broadway musical High Society (1998), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her other notable roles include Fritzi Wagner in Camp (2003), Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga (2008–11), Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect (2012), and Janet in End of Watch (2012).




1. I STARTED AUDITIONING WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10 AND I DIDN’T GET MY FIRST JOB UNTIL I WAS 12, AND TWO YEARS AT THAT AGE IS REALLY HARD.

2. I STOLE COMIC BOOKS FROM MY BROTHER WHEN I WAS A KID, BUT I WAS NEVER LIKE AN AVID FAN. I CAN’T CLAIM TO BE LIKE A COMIC BOOK GEEK.

3. MY GOAL ALL ALONG HAS JUST BEEN TO WORK AND SUPPORT MYSELF. I’VE BEEN REALLY LUCKY TO WALK AWAY FROM THE ‘TWILIGHT’ SERIES UNSCATHED. SOMEBODY ASKED ME RECENTLY WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A STAR. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE STRANGEST QUESTION. IF YOU SAW MY DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, THE WORD ‘STAR’ JUST DOESN’T APPLY.

4. YOU CAN RELAX MORE WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING A SILLY CHARACTER THAN WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING A REALLY RIGID CHARACTER. BUT TO BE FAIR, I THINK GEORGE CLOONEY IS A BIGGER TEENAGER THAN ANY OF THE ‘TWILIGHT’ CAST. HE’S THE GUY THROWING A FOOTBALL AT YOUR HEAD AND THEN HIDING AROUND THE CORNER, PRETENDING IT WASN’T HIM!

5. I THINK THERE ARE ROCK STARS WITHIN EVERY SUBGENRE, AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH MUSICAL THEATER SUTTON FOSTER AND AUDRA MACDONALD ARE LIKE BEYONCE TO THEM. I’M SURE THE A CAPPELLA WORLD HAS THEIR OWN VERSION OF THAT, AND THAT EXISTS IN EVERY GEEKY SUBCULTURE.

6. VOICEOVER EXCITED ME AND TERRIFIED ME. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE REALLY BAD AT IT. IT WAS SO FREEING AND FUN TO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR 10 MINUTES BETWEEN EVERY SETUP. THEY JUST THROW YOU A DIRECTION, AND YOU JUST SAY IT.

7. I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL EARLY SO I COULD MOVE TO NEW YORK TO DO ‘A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’ OUT OF THE NEW YORK CITY OPERA.

8. WHEN YOU FIRST SAW ‘THE TRUMAN SHOW,’ DID ANYONE ELSE WALK AROUND FOR THE NEXT WEEK NOT PICKING YOUR NOSE JUST IN CASE?

9. I WANT TO DO STAGE AGAIN, BECAUSE THERE JUST AREN’T WORDS FOR HOW GREAT IT IS. PEOPLE SAY THAT ALL THE TIME, ‘THERE’S NOTHING LIKE LIVE THEATER, BLAH BLAH,’ BUT IT’S REALLY TRUE. I SEE A SHOW AND I KNOW HOW THEY FEEL, AND IT FEELS GREAT.

10. AFTER WE SHOT THE FIRST ‘TWILIGHT,’ WE ORGANIZED OUR OWN WRAP PARTY. WE REALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE. SOMETHING LIKE THAT CAN COME AT YOU UNEXPECTEDLY, AND YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY YOUR BEST TO DEAL WITH IT.

11. HUMILITY WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WAY I GREW UP. AND I FOUND THAT TO BE LESS COMMON WHEN I MOVED TO CALIFORNIA. THAT’S NOT TO SAY HUMBLE PEOPLE DON’T EXIST THERE, BUT AMBITION SEEMS REALLY IMPORTANT.

12. I HAPPEN TO BE A HUGE ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ FAN. I DO AN ANNUAL MARATHON OF THE EXTENDED EDITIONS.

13. I JUST GOT ON TWITTER BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME MTV FILM BLOG THAT QUOTED ME ON SOMETHING REALLY INNOCUOUS THAT I SUPPOSEDLY SAID ON TWITTER BEFORE I WAS EVEN ON TWITTER. SO THEN I HAD TO GET ON TWITTER TO SAY: ‘THIS IS ME. I’M ON TWITTER. IF THERE’S SOMEBODY ELSE SAYING THAT THEY’RE ME ON TWITTER, THEY’RE NOT.’

14. I’M THE PERSON WHO WOULDN’T SEND BACK MY FOOD EVEN IF I GOT STEAK WHEN I’D ORDERED FISH.

15. I’M CONSTANTLY PLAYING THIS GAME IN MY HEAD WHERE I’M THINKING, ‘CAN THIS QUOTE BE PARED DOWN AND MISINTERPRETED?’ IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT OUTLET I’M TALKING TO AND HOW COMPREHENSIVE THE INTERVIEW IS, BECAUSE I HAVE TO THINK IN TERMS OF, ‘RIGHT, BUT ‘PEOPLE’ MAGAZINE COULD JUST TAKE THIS ONE QUOTE AND TAKE IT OUT OF CONTEXT.’

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