Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick


8/9/1985, Portland, Maine, USA

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Anna Kendrick


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Anna Kendrick was born in 1985 in Portland, Maine. At 13 she received her first Tony nomination. In 2003 she began acting onscreen with a few small parts in shows and movies. In 2007 she appeared as the female lead in the indie film, Rocket Science. After than…more


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    • Anna: (On how she started acting) Well, I grew up in Maine, so it was an unlikely place to start. But my parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called High Society, so we moved to New York for the run of that. [I later] auditioned for Rocket Science after I did this film called Camp before that.

    • Anna: (On if had any Twilight-like obsessions growing up) I camped out to see the Strokes. I was obsessed with Julian Casablancas. I had a huge crush. And I was and still am obsessed with Lord of the Rings, I do an annual marathon of the extended editions. It's hard-core

    • Anna: (On shooting New Moon and Up in the Air at the same time) George gave me such a hard time about shooting Twilight. Whenever I came back, it was like, 'Oh sorry, this isn't the Twilight set. You're not working with Mr. Handsome.' He called Rob 'Mr. Handsome'.

    • Anna: (On if she thinks Twilight will have a negative effect on her career) I don't think so. I understand that there is always going to be backlash for something that is really popular. But I think especially because I just play this silly girl, it's not as though people see me in Twilight and can only think of me as a vampire queen or something.

    • Anna: Honestly, I can't remember the last time I was on vacation. But I really like Edinburgh. I went there when I was a teenager. I went during the Fringe festival and I've wanted to go back ever since. It was nice to be in a place where it felt like there was some history. I'm from Maine, and even Maine isn't that old. And certainly California is like the fetus of the world. It was nice to be in a place where it felt like things had really happened here and there was a real sense of history.

    • Anna: (About Up in the Air) I've never been more terrified in my life to do this movie. It was months of knowing and being terrified, but within five minutes of talking to him you realize how easy it's going to be and how easy he's going to make it for you. To not just meeting him and realizing he's another human being like the rest of us, I completely appreciate he goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and to make you feel like you can do your job around him. I think that's a skill he's had to develop because he's been 'George Clooney' for a long time and he probably is aware of how people get around him. And he's a generous enough person and a generous enough actor to go out of his way to make you feel like whatever you have to do on the screen, he's going to make sure that happens.

    • Anna: An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

    • Anna: (on the difference between herself and her Camp character) I do have a passion for theater. But I try my best not to stalk people.

    • Anna: (On her first role being in "Annie") It's a little cliché, I really wish it was something other than that, because it just seems so trite.

    • Anna: (on how she viewed herself as a kid) [I was] one of those hyperactive kids who wanted to jump around and sing and dance and scream and be on stage.