Anna Kendrick seems to be every modern girl’s girlcrush, and it’s only going to grow — the Pitch Perfect 2 star just got herself a book deal. People love her for her honesty and it looks like that’s going to be served up in her upcoming book, which is not an autobiography, but a collection of essays about her life.
I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!
As of now, the book is due for a fall release in 2016.
Personally, I don’t quite “get” Anna Kendrick. I mean yeah, she’s got some funny tweets:
For someone with such an intense need to be liked you’d think I would have figured out how to be less of an asshole.
…but I don’t quite get the fandom that she’s created. I don’t hate her, I just don’t love her. To me, she’s just kinda…there. And she’s always at every celebrity event. Like she’ll go to the opening of a cereal box. Maybe I’m just on Anna Kendrick overload.
The Super Bowl makes way for a lot of clever new advertisements, but it also tends to premiere trailers and clips for upcoming movies that we’re all excited about. One of those trailers was for Pitch Perfect 2, and it looks awesome! All our favourites are there – Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Rebel Wilson… basically, it’s going to be the best.
Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t out until May, so we’ve got a long time to wait, but I’m excited!
Anna Kendrick‘s great! She’s funny, she’s talented, she seems really down-to-earth… what’s not to like? Well, as she revealed in a new interview with Marie Claire (during which she was most likely drunk, as she admittedly had just come from a bartending class in Los Angeles), plenty of people think she’s not all that attractive. Which, in Hollywood, is a Big Thing (not that she’s bothered).
Here are some of her thoughts on this and other topics:
On the celebrity hacking scandal this fall: “I’m so infuriated on behalf of those girls. And bummed out that people feel like that’s something they can do.”
On having her looks scrutinized: “The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?’ And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.’”
On ambition: “Mostly it’s the fear that the wolves are always at your heels and you’re going to be tossed out into the street. If you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, because otherwise you won’t be able to pay the rent.”
Yes, I’d be “bummed out” if… well, if my bum was out and shown to the world because someone hacked my pictures (sorry, I had to do it). Also, I do think Anna Kendrick is really pretty – NOT THAT IT MATTERS IN LIFE, PEOPLE – but I also wonder what in Photoshop hell happened to her cover:
It took me a while, but I really like Anna Kendrick now. I think she’s a great actress who seems really down-to-earth (follow her on Twitter – she’s hilarious!) and just really likeable. That being said, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her Saturday Night Live hosting gig on Saturday and I’m still not sure how I feel about it even after watching.
It was… good. Some parts were funnier than others, but that’s down more to the writing than anything she did. I think the ‘Dongs Around the World’ video was probably the most clever. SNL does digital shorts of sorts like this really well, and this is just as good as the previous video about having sex in your childhood bed. Hilarious!
Pitch Perfect was a massive success – so much so that they’re making a sequel – and Anna Kendrick even found herself with a Billboard hit with her ‘Cups’ cover. She’s also doing the off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years and she’s also appearing in Into the Woods, all of which require her to sing… and she’s sick of it.
“I never want to sing again, honestly. It’s hard as f-ck,” the actress, who starred on Broadway as a 12-year-old, admitted to TheWrap at a distributor screening of her film at Lincoln Center on Monday night. “The ‘Pitch Perfect’ [sequel] is going to be fine, ten girls have to be able to sing the songs so it’s going to be fine, but doing ‘The Last Five Years’ and then ‘Into the Woods’ straight away, I was like, I don’t want to have to think about my voice so much. I want to be able to drink beer whenever I want.”
I like Anna, so I’m interested in seeing her in whatever she does, but I guess she’s probably wary of getting boxed in to too many musical roles.
I’m sure she’ll be just fine and get back to her beer drinking soon.