posted by bullettmedia.com 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.
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