December 13th, 2014 · Interviews, Into the Woods · By Lindsey

The official Academy Award uploaded their “Into The Woods” Academy Conversations video. We previously updated the site with high quality photos. You can watch the Q&A panel below:

Into the Woods discussion with director Rob Marshall, actors Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick, writer James Lapine, cinematographer Dion Beebe and editor Wyatt Smith on December 9, 2014 at the Academy Theater in New York.

November 24th, 2014 · Covers, Gallery, Interviews, Magazine Alerts, Photoshoots, Scans · By Carmel

Anna is gracing the cover of the December issue of Marie Claire. Scans and the photoshoot have been added to our gallery.

Gallery links:
Scans in 2014 > Dec | Marie Claire
Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 25: Marie Claire

November 23rd, 2014 · Appearances, Gallery, Interviews, Into the Woods · By Lindsey

The cast and filmmakers of “Into The Woods” attended the Yahoo! Q&A yesterday. We added the images in our gallery and you can re-watch the entire panel below as well.

Gallery links:
Appearances in 2014 > Nov 22 | Yahoo Movies Hosts “Into The Woods” Screening + Q&A

October 4th, 2014 · Appearances, Gallery, Interviews, The Last 5 Years · By Lindsey

Anna and co-star Jeremy Jordan sat down with Entertainment Tonight Canada during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to promote “The Last 5 Years“. We have added the images in our gallery and the interview can be found in our video archive.

Gallery links:
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 10 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – Entertainment Tonight Canada

Media links:
The Last Five Years > ET Canada TIFF 2014

May 24th, 2013 · Anna News, Interviews · By Fram

Rapture-Palooza Star Anna Kendrick Is Addicted to Reddit

Uses Snapchat through the day

Who Anna Kendrick
Age 27
Accomplishments Starring in Rapture-Palooza (in theaters June 7) and Drinking Buddies (Aug. 23); played a cappella prodigy Beca Mitchell in last year’s Pitch Perfect
Base Los Angeles

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
I still haven’t bought a clock radio, so I look at my phone to check the time. And then I’ll see that I’ve got texts and emails. So then I’m just up because I’m afraid that somebody’s died in the middle of the night.

How do you get your news?
I’m addicted to Reddit. I spend a lot of time there, probably more than I should, but it’s definitely one of the first things that I check in the morning. That’s how I found out about the theater shooting in Aurora because someone who worked there had posted about it. It’s amazing—that site gets information faster than anybody.

Are you a fan of any particular subreddits?
Sometimes I’ll go to the “Get Motivated” subreddit just to get me off Reddit … There was one this morning that literally said, “Whatever you’re supposed to be doing right now, go fucking do it,” and I was like, “Aye aye, Reddit!”

May 15th, 2013 · Anna News, Interviews · By Fram

LA weekly posted an extended version of their interview with Anna as they weren’t able to include everything in the 2013 People Issue.

001.jpgWe profiled actress/singer/comedian/Twitter celebrity Anna Kendrick for our People Issue, but didn’t have space for everything.

Here are some of the best deleted bits from our interview:

On Twitter:

I find I get the most response from things that I’m kind of honest about. When I make full-out jokes that works sometimes too, as the Ryan Gosling Tweet proved.

But sometimes when I say something really honest, like I tweeted something about sometimes I wish I could wear sign around my neck that says, “Look, I’m pretty sensitive, can everybody just be cool?”…And I got an amazing response because it was, like, an honest thing where sometimes you’re just like feeling really vulnerable…

It kind of forces you to tighten things up, which I’m bad at. Anything that I’ve ever written is just so utterly rambling…Like when God forbid I have a misunderstanding with somebody, the email that I will send them is like a ten-page novel.

September 23rd, 2012 · Gallery, Interviews, Photoshoots · By Fram

posted by on September 7st, 2012

“Do I see something I can bring to this that maybe somebody else can’t?”

Researching” an actor whose work is as singular as Anna Kendrick’s can barely be called work. In fact, it reminds me of a Noel Coward quote she used when describing her approach to her own career: “Work is more fun than fun.”


As I watched as many of her films as I could get my hands on (50/50, the Twilight films, Up in the Air, CAMP, and very notably Rocket Science), one phrase kept repeating itself in my head: “She seems so alive.” Even in roles that I thought on paper must have looked mundane at best (Twilight’s Jessica), Anna is able to find the soul of the character and truly bring them to, well, life. It is this skill – borne of equal parts talent and hard work – that has lifted her into prominence… that and what can only be called her innate delightfulness.

September 22nd, 2012 · Anna News, Interviews, Style Suite · By Fram

posted by on September 17st, 2012

For its September issue, Angeleno magazine featured Anna Kendrick as its glamorous cover girl. We got a chance to catch up with the talented actress at a dinner at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills celebrating the issue, and she dished all about her personal style — she has four words for it — her stylist, favorite and most-hated trends, and favorite designers. At the end we played a fun little fashion game with her where we asked her for her snap judgments for everything from flats vs. heels to leather vs. lace. Read our fashion chat now, then shop the widget below to get her look.

CelebStyle: How would you describe your personal style?
Anna Kendrick: Considered, understated, casual, pretty.

CS: Who’s your stylist and how does the styling process typically go?
AK: My stylist is Neil Rodgers. We typically discuss upcoming events, swap images on looks we both like. Neil brings over looks for a try on and fitting with our seamstress Lourdes. Then once we’ve decided on a dress we then commence the search for the perfect shoes, jewelry, and clutch, and finally swap hair and makeup references for the look.

CS: What are some fashion trends you particularly love and hate?
AK: Love the new pointed toe, hate printed jeans.

To hear more from our fashion chat with Anna Kendrick, read more.

CS: With Fall coming up, what pieces are you looking forward to rocking?
AK: I love Elie Saab, Mulberry, Dior amongst others and am looking forward to wearing more from their resort and Spring 2013 collections.

CS: Snap judgment: heels or flats?
AK: Flats for day, heels for night.

CS: Leather or lace?
AK: Lace.

CS: Red carpet or street style?
AK: Street.

CS: Black or color?
AK: Color.

CS: Mini or maxi?
AK: Mini.

September 21st, 2012 · Anna News, End of Watch, Interviews, The Company You Keep · By Fram

posted by on September 21st, 2012

Before she unleashes her inner gleek in next week’s a capella comedy Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick goes to a decidedly darker place in David Ayer’s gritty new cop-umentary, End of Watch. In it, she plays the doting girlfriend to Jake Gyllenhaal’s fearless man in blue, who, along with his partner (played by Michael Pena), get themselves into some deep doo-doo by playing cowboy in the wild west streets of South Central L.A. It was one of two films Kendrick premiered at last week’s TIFF, the other being Robert Redford’s restrained thriller The Company You Keep. Here, the 27-year-old actress discusses her naivete when it comes to drugs, post-production depression, and why she would never, ever marry a cop.

Do you enjoy coming to Toronto?
Yeah, Toronto has been really good to me. I mean, obviously I’ve been lucky to be here with films that I’m really proud of and people seem to connect with. But the audiences are just really present, and it seems to be really a mixed-bag of industry people, festival people, and people who have maybe never been to a festival before. Like some of the really young people at 50/50 and End of Watch, I got the sense that they had no idea that, like for example, the cast would come and sit down in the audience. They were really excited it, and it was like, “You know, that’s how festivals work, right?”

Well, this is a festival for cinephiles, as opposed to something like Cannes that can feel a little more contrived and industry based.
Yeah absolutely, but it’s also kind of elegant. Like Sundance is rough and tumble in that sense, but here it’s nice to put on a proverbial dress when you’re in your movie.

December 8th, 2011 · 50/50, Anna News, Interviews · By Fram

In spite of not being a household name (yet), Anna Kendrick has notched up a diverse and interesting selection of roles in her relatively short career, including Scott Pilgrim​’s sharp-witted and slightly scary sister, the very sweet and somewhat out of her depth Natalie in Up in the Air – for which she received an Oscar nomination, as well as putting in the only watchable performances in the entire Twilight saga.

She’s also a massive film fan, and for that reason alone we absolutely love her.

Anna was recently in town to promote 50/50, and we had the opportunity to speak to her about her experiences making the film, her first time as a romantic interest, and how to talk about Twilight without actually talking about Twilight.

  • On becoming involved with 50/50
    I read the script mid-2009, and didn’t hear anything about it I met with Nathan Kahane from Mandate about it, but it was sort of about other things, and you never want to say, ‘I really want to do that movie’. You want to act super cool. Then, out of nowhere, at Christmas they offer it to me and I was really excited. I thought it had disappeared, and then it came back. I was very excited.
    Now Seth and Will and Jonathon say, ‘we had her in mind the whole time’, but you never know about that stuff. It wasn’t written for me, no. It’s funny, because I wonder to what degree they were expecting me to do the same performance I did in Up In The Air. At a certain point I felt like that’s exactly what they wanted, and I felt bad because I felt like I was tricking them into offering me a part, and then planning to do something else, but everybody was happy with what I was doing.
  • On creating the character of Katherine
    Somebody had told me, they were misinformed, but they told me that Katherine was based on a real character, and her dad was a therapist, and her heart wasn’t really in it, but she felt like she had to continue the family business, and I met with Jonathan after they’d offered me the part and said, ‘I can’t really reconcile that back story with what’s on the paper’, and he was like, ‘good news. She’s not a real person, so we can do whatever we want’. We tried to come much more from a place of a girl who cares so much, and is so excited to help people that she is sort of getting in her own way a lot – and that was much more exciting for me. So it didn’t feel like what was on paper was changing, but it felt like I was given permission to try something else.
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Digging for Fire (2015)
Anna as Unknown
Director: Joe Swanberg
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
It's a love story about a husband and wife, the pleasures and pains of building a family and maintaining a relationship.
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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Anna as Beca
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Genre: Music, Comedy
Status: Post-Production
A sequel to the 2012 musical comedy that follows Fat Amy and Beca through their senior year at Barden University.
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Into the Woods (2014)
Anna as Cinderella
Director: Rob Marshall
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Status: Post-Production
A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.
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The Hollars (TBA)
Anna as Rebecca
Director: John Krasinski
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
John Hollar, an aspiring NYC artist who takes his girlfriend back to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. There he’s forced to navigate the crazy life he left behind.
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Cake (2014)
Anna as Nina
Director: Daniel Barnz
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
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The Last 5 Years (2014)
Anna as Cathy Hyatt
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Status: Post-Production
Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
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Get a Job (2014)
Anna as Jillian Stewart
Director: Dylan Kidd
Genre: Comedy
Status: Completed
A comedy centered around a recent college graduate, his friends, and their attempts to secure employment.
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Current Projects
Happy Christmas (2014)
Released on June 26, 2014 (US)
Director: Joe Swanberg
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
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Life After Beth (2014)
Released on July 15, 2014 (US)
Director: Jeff Baena
A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.
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The Voices (2014)
Released on January 19, 2014 (Sundance)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
A disturbed factory worker who hears advice from his pet dog and cat is implicated in the accidental death of his co-worker.
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