“I remember something in the air on the first movie where people wanted Beca to be more energetic and enthusiastic,” Anna recently told NYT about her character. “I told them that I just don’t think we need to try that hard. I think when you try to create the ultimate cool-girl badass, people recoil. Just let people discover her.”
FYI: Anna is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes.
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Anna Kendrick strikes a pose on the cover of Glamour‘s June 2015 issue, out on newsstands on May 12!
Here’s what the 29-year-old actress had to share:
On turning 30 this year: “I felt different at 29 because 29, to me, is 30. There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up—well, semi grown-up—body. But other times I can’t wait to actually be 30, just so I can say things like, ‘I’m 30. I don’t have time for that. F–k off!’”
On being afraid to take a break from work: “As an actress you’re perpetually about to be unemployed. That fear—when you have two parents who worked 9-to-5 jobs and went through periods of being unemployed—is real. Those were not welcome times in my childhood. Working 14 hours a day isn’t sustainable, but I prefer it [to doing fewer films]. I might as well be doing the thing that I wanted to do my whole life.”
On the gender bias in Hollywood: “All the films nominated [for a Best Picture Oscar] this year had male leads. Like, every single one. So I’m glad that [equality’s] feeling like a bigger issue now… There’s [a film I’m considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, ‘What the f–k? You have to cast for females based on who’s cast as males?’ To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f–king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it’s easier to find women to match the men. I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role.”
The 29-year-old actress performed One Direction‘s hit song “Steal My Girl” while competing against Emily‘s husband John Krasinski, who wouldn’t stop laughing. We think Anna could be the perfect addition to One Direction!