I had some time to capture some recent videos of Anna but unfortunately something is wrong with Kendrick Tube and can’t upload them. Will try to find a solution to the problem and add the videos asap. For now you can take a look at the captures:
Only 25 and with Oscar and Tony nods under her belt, Kendrick focuses on being different
Here’s the amazing thing about Anna Kendrick: no matter what party you invite her to, she always fits in.
Are you looking for the perfect girl to play the hero’s controlling sister in a graphic-comic movie? Done deal.
Need someone to balance George Clooney in a bittersweet study of love, loss and frequent flyer points? Give her a call.
And if you’re craving a cast member for a cult vampire movie who can offer just the right degree of edgy
detachment, Kendrick’s the one.
No wonder that this brainy beauty has her plate full, the current entrée being Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which opens in Toronto this weekend.
“I loved doing this movie,” she enthuses at an early morning interview at the Hazelton Hotel, “even though it was totally unlike any project I’ve ever done before. Normally you do three-minute takes at a variety of angles all around the room. Not here. It was one line at a time to totally capture the feel of the graphic novels it was based on. Crazy? Sure. Demanding? You bet. A lot of fun? That too.”
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Huge thanks to Haylie for the following pictures. We just added some portraits of Anna taken at the US Weekly Celebration back in April:
Yesterday, Anna attended BlackBerry Torch Launch Party:
Anna Kendrick looked like she was resting in between interviews in a downtown Chicago hotel room on Monday, but the 25-year-old actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “Up in the Air,” insisted she was laid out on the couch for a different reason.
“My hero just texted me ‘happy birthday,’ ” said Kendrick, swooning.
Kendrick, who declined to name the texter, put her phone away and sat up for the interview. This left plenty of room on the couch for her “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” co-star Jason Schwartzman — not that he needed it.
Schwartzman opted to kneel on the floor and lean against a coffee table. It fit his quirky personality, as did his “Magnum, P.I.”-like mustache.
“I got to go to Lollapalooza (Sunday),” said Schwartzman, 30. “… I heard all the bands stay in one hotel and hang out in the lobby together and go to see each other’s shows. That makes me happy. It’s like the Care Bears movie where the Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins join forces to take on the evil wizard at summer camp.”
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Anna Kendrick on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Taglined “An epic of epic epicness,” director Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular comic book series, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, hits theaters with Biblical force this Friday. Archetypal awkward youth Michael Cera plays the titular character, a 22-year-old bass player who falls in love with a girl only to learn that she has seven evil ex-boyfriends, all of whom are hell-bent on killing him. Anna Kendrick, who plays Scott’s reliable sister Stacey, says her character is “the voice in the back of [Scott's] head that he knows he’s not going to listen to.” We spoke to Kendrick about filming Scott Pilgrim, Comic Con, and Twilight mania (or lack thereof).
CAROLINE BANKOFF: Hello, Anna! Where are you calling from?
ANNA KENDRICK: I’m in Toronto. We have the Toronto premiere of Scott Pilgrim tonight–we filmed it in Toronto, so it’s a homecoming of sorts.
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Added some stills of Anna at The Tonight Show With Jay Leno yesteday, along with some older ones:
The “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” stars pass along some shocking break-up stories
Comedic-action-video-game-love-story “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” has so many pop culture references it can be hard to tell where the movie stops and other influences come in. Co-star Anna Kendrick knows this first-hand.
“I’ve definitely heard people say things like, “Oh, that part where he does this was so funny, what’s that a reference to?” says the actress, nominated for Best Supporting Actress last year for “Up in the Air.” “And it’s like, ‘Well, it’s not actually a reference to anything, and even if it was, you thought it was funny anyway, so what does it matter?’”
Kendrick’s co-star Jason Schwartzman agrees, reiterating that the film, based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels and directed by ever-hip director Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”), isn’t a joke that you either do or don’t get. “I really just see it as someone’s imagination going crazy and it just being about freedom and fun and fighting for a girl,” he says.
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Giving life to the already lively characters of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series surely has its challenges. Yet when you are working under the direction of the restless and often humorously tangential Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), your acting job becomes all the more easier. That is not to say that one should get complacent and rely on the man’s talent for slick hyper-editing and pop art stylized special effects.
Luckily for the die-hard fans of the graphic novel, Wright put together a stellar cast of actors that includes future Captain America Chris Evans, indie film veteran Jason Schwartzman, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Ramona Flowers in the film. Add to that the surprisingly goofy Academy Award-nominee Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air) who plays Scott’s older sister, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), one of Ramona’s exes, and of course nerdy heart-throb Michael Cera as the film’s title character. This latter threesome joined Edgar for the San Francisco stop of their national press tour, holding interviews at The Connecticut Yankee, a modest live music venue and bar that keeps within Scott Pilgrim’s garage rock aesthetic.
Along with myself, this roundtable interview included Joshua Blackburn of TheFilmStage.net, Bryan Gerhart from DailyCal.Org, and ThePopBuzz’s Claudia Pierce.
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In indie comic sensation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the protagonist battles his love interest’s seven evil exes. So we dispatched two writers to conduct dueling interviews: actors Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick vs. actor Michael Cera and director Edgar Wright.
JASON SCHWARTZMAN: + ANNA KENDRICK | CARA BAYLES
So what brought you guys to this? What drew you to this movie?
Schwartzman: Very quickly, Edgar Wright. I love “Spaced” and Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and always wanted to work with him… didn’t think it would ever really be a possibility ’cause everything he makes is English, then found out about this and was able to meet with him and he included me in it. It was just like a total thrill ’cause I just feel like there’s not that many people who have a real style and are really smart and people that you go, “Yeah, I’m gonna go with this guy.” And then, on the acting side I found out Michael Cera was in it. I’m a great admirer of his work and Edgar presented this opportunity for me to not only work with him, but to be his nemesis and fight him. It just seemed like we would have a really fun time. And we did. That’s the best I’ve ever answered that question. It usually takes up 30 minutes.
Kendrick: You know, I had the same feeling. I was a fan of Edgar’s and was equally excited and surprised that he was making a movie with an American cast. A Canadian and an American cast.
Schwartzman: A North American cast.
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