Anna Kendrick says filming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was unlike anything she had ever done before.
The 25-year-old actress stars opposite Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman in the film, which is an adaptation of the popular comic book series Scott Pilgrim. The movie sees Michael’s titular character fighting the seven evil exes of his dream girl in order to win her heart.
Anna plays Scott’s sister Stacey, who attempts to guide Scott through his battle. The actress found the movie extremely challenging to shoot because of all the special effects and spent most of her time on set unsure about what she was doing.
“It was definitely really kind of odd and technical, because of the way that it looks,” Anna told Interview magazine. “The process was definitely unlike anything I’ve ever done before. Like there’s a scene where I’m on the phone with Michael Cera and we had to do a split screen, so I had a little earpiece in my ear. I was listening to the footage that he’d already shot, and I just had to like fit my lines into the space in between his lines.”
Despite the challenges the cast faced during filming, Anna thinks the finished movie looks incredible. She can’t wait to see what fans think about it as it is like nothing else that has ever been made.
“I mean you know the film is really tight,” she said.
Anna Kendrick wears the ‘Vanessa’ zip shoulder dress by Alice + Olivia to the Blackberry Torch from AT&T U.S. Launch Party on August 11, 2010.
DRESS: Alice + Olivia Vanessa Zip Shoulder Dress
-94% viscose, 6% elastane -shoulders: 100% leather -power net mesh lined -zipper detail on shoulder -structured shoulders with pads -can be worn as a tunic (shown on model) or a mini dress -dry clean
she matched it with a pair of:
SHOES: Botkier Alexis Sandals
– Lethal luxury! Sink your fangs into fierce footwear with the striking Botkier Alexis! – Leather upper. – Snake print back quarter and heel. – Triple buckle closure. – Leather lining. – Leather sole. VIEW >>>
Also added some more pics in the gallery:
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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