For Anna Kendrick, there’s one key difference between “Twilight” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” – she got to actually participate in some of the innovative special effects sequences in the latter. Moviehole chats to the young Oscar Nominee (for “Up in the Air”) about her role in Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
How did you respond to Stacey when you first read the script?
Edgar just asked me to read for Stacey and I guess I was the only person that actually went in for her. I’m not sure what it was that about me that screamed “little sister”, but maybe it’s because I am a little sister and I’ve been a disapproving voice in my older brother’s life for as long as I can remember. I don’t think I’ve ever played a character quite as close to myself.
Was that fun for you?
It’s easy! It’s that right combination of snarky but caring. I especially love the scene on the swings where you get the slightest glimmer that she’s trying to say “I’m here for you” but even that is like a very gentle pat on the back. It’s not like a big emotional moment. It’s perfect for a brother/sister relationship, because that’s exactly the relationship I have with my brother. It’s not touchy-feely, it’s just enough to say I’m here for you and then she’s gone. That’s as much as we can muster emotionally.
But that still feels very real…
Definitely. If it had been this big cathartic moment, it would have run really false.
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