With two musical movies upcoming (Into the Woods, Pitch Perfect 2) and a Billboard hit (Cups) in her back pocket, Anna Kendrick knows a thing or two about singing. Here, she shares the album that made her want to be a performer — and details that time she entered a mosh pit.
Talking all things music with the singer and actress, here wearing Tory’s Gemma dress.
Oh, this is so embarrassing. My dad was a big Hootie & the Blowfish fan, so I went to a Hootie & the Blowfish concert with my parents. But my first concert on my own was Weezer, and I thought it would be fun to go into a mosh pit and I forgot that I’m 5’2″ and I can’t do stuff like that. So that did not end well.
Soundtrack to my life…
I really like this band called Clem Snide. The lead singer is Eef Barzelay; he does some solo stuff. I was introduced to him when I worked on my second film, Rocket Science. And I love his music — it’s quirky and sad and joyful… it’s sort of everything.
Best career advice ever received…
George Clooney always used to say you can make a good script bad, but you can’t ever make a bad script good.
If the cast of Pitch Perfect could have a riff-off against any other musical cast, which would you choose?
Anna Kendrick singing on stage
Anna Kendrick’s first scene in Life After Beth.
All of the Bella’s group photos
Some are missing 1 or 2 people
USA - 25th December 2014
France - 31st December 2014
Netherlands - 31st December 2014
Australia - 1st January 2015
Brazil - 1st January 2015
UK - 9th January 2015
Sweden - 13th February 2015
Germany - 19th February 2015
Italy - 19th February 2015
Japan - 14th March 2015