Welcome to Anna Kendrick Network, a fan source dedicated to Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick. You might know Anna from her "Rocket Science", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", "50/50", "Up In The Air", "Up in the Air" or the fan favorite "Pitch Perfect". Our aim is to to provide in-depth and comprehensive information and updates on Anna's career and we strive to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, videos and high quality photos. Enjoy your stay and bookmark and visit us frequently for all the latest on Anna!
Anna Kendrick: I am Stacy. I think the relationship between Stacy and Scott rings really true. It’s sort of snarky and she does take a little bit of pleasure in making him squirm in awkward situations but that really rang true to me, because I have that relationship with my older brother. Even when we reach out to say ‘I know you’re going through a tough time and I’m here for you,’ you have to follow that up with ‘But you still totally suck and I’m going to call you a douchebag in twenty minutes anyway.’
Q: Anna, with your experience in theater, how does it compare against movies? Do you have a preference?
AK: Jason and I were talking about this earlier actually. He brought up an interesting point about the fan’s experience of you on stage versus on screen, and how on stage it’s cool because this person isn’t anywhere else, but here right now performing. And when it’s on film…(looking at Jason)…I’m sorry I’m totally stealing your quote.
JS: I don’t mind I stole it from Kevin Kline.
AK: When they’re watching on screen they are watching a copy of you so that’s really interesting, but I think the great thing about theater is doing a whole piece start to finish and kind of riding the wave and riding the arc of that, making it different every night. The scene in Act 1 you were a bit more sensitive so you react to that and change your performance every night, maybe not in a way that the audience perceives but that’s really fun and makes things interesting.
Then when you’re on film it’s like emotional jigsaw puzzles. Well the thing we shot later in the film, I should give some options in this scene because I want to make sure they have whatever they need to match whatever emotion they end up using, or whatever take they end up using from that scene that comes later. That’s like really fun, it’s like a puzzle. Both experiences are different and interesting, and there are pros and cons to each but obviously neither is superior to the other.
Anna Kendrick says going to red carpet events is “the worst thing in the world”.
The star hurtled into public consciousness after she was nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Up in the Air this year. She also appears in the Twilight film franchise, and her burgeoning career means she is constantly invited to posh premieres and showbiz parties.
While most celebrities enjoy meeting other famous faces and getting dressed up for the evening, Anna loathes it.
“Oh my God, no, I hate it. It’s literally the worst thing in the world, but I’m trying to get better at it,” she explained. “It is part of the job and a skill like anything else, so I just smile through it, look pretty and pretend the photographers aren’t yelling at me.”
Anna has always been happier at home than out at noisy nightclubs, and that hasn’t changed. She doesn’t understand why people find it pleasurable to be somewhere where it’s so loud they can’t talk, and would rather stay curled up on her sofa.
“I haven’t really changed,” she told Company magazine. “I feel really lucky to be doing the work I’m doing, but everything else around me is basically the same. I still prefer sitting at home watching movies instead of going out to bars.”
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.
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.
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.