Anna Kendrick (born 09.08.1985)
Anna Kendrick is an American actress.
Childhood: Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine. Her parents are Janice, an accountant, and William K. Kendrick, a history teacher. She attended Longfellow Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School and Deering High School.
Acting career: Anna Kendrick made her acting debut in the Broadway musical 'High Society' in 1998 and was nominated for a Tony award. She made her movie debut in 'Camp' in 2003; a film which was co-produced by Danny DeVito. In 2007, she appeared in 'Rocket Science' opposite Reece Thompson. In 2008, she was in the vampire movie 'Twilight' alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. 2009 saw her in 'The Marc Pease Experience' with Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller, and 'Up in the Air' alongside George Clooney and Vera Farmiga for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2010, she was in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' opposite Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and the following year appeared in '50/50' with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Rogen. In 2012, she was in 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, 'ParaNorman' with Casey Affleck and John Goodman, 'Pitch Perfect' alongside Rebel Wilson and 'End of Watch' which also starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.
Personal life: Anna Kendrick dated director Edgar Wright, who directed 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' in 2009, though they split in 2013.
Red Nose Day airs tonight on NBC.
It's the first ever Red Nose Day in the United States today (May 21st 2015), and all manner of celebrities are donning the appropriate big red nose to raise awareness. It's one of the UK's most famous charity fundraisers - undertaken mainly for Comic Relief - but this year goes international for a host of charitable foundations.
Annoyingly, curvy reality star Kim Kardashian is now so good at posing in front of a camera that she even manages to maintain that seductive aura even while holding a novelty clown nose to her face, but many other celebrities provided some well needed laughs on this momentous occasion.
Mumford and Sons' album, 'Wilder Moments', has been knocked off the top of the Billboard 200 album chart by the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has reached the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was released on 8th May, a week before the film entered cinemas in the US and UK on Friday 15th May. However, it reached the No. 1 spot on Wednesday (20th May) after Pitch Perfect 2 reached the top of the box office over the weekend. The film made $70.3 million in the US and Canada alone and its soundtrack is following suit.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
The Australian star unexpectedly revealed that she dislikes performing karaoke, unlike her "Fat Amy" character from the box office topper.
With Pitch Perfect 2 sitting pretty at the top of American box offices, one of its stars has revealed that she secretly dislikes singing in public and will only do so if she’s getting paid.
Rebel Wilson, who plays Patricia “Fat Amy” in the popular film franchise, told Glamour magazine in a new interview that although fans may assume that she enjoys singing because her character does so in the movie, in real life she hates it!
“A lot of people think - because we sing in the movie and whatever - that we would do karaoke, but I have a thing against karaoke,” she revealed. “The microphones are never good quality, they have always been dropped, and a lot or people are screaming into them and the vocal sound quality is never the right mix and I'm like, 'No!' I'll sing in a movie when I'm getting paid.”
Continue reading: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Star Rebel Wilson Reveals She Hates Karaoke
It's ladies' rule this weekend at the box office.
It’s Pitch Perfect 2 weekend and the Friday-Sunday box office reflects that. With an unexpected $70,3 million domestic gross, the musical comedy blew past Mad Max: Fury Road to become the box office champion this weekend.
Anna Kendrick returns in the musical comedy about rival Acapella groups.
Meanwhile, the Mad Max reboot made a modest $44.4 million, falling behind the Brownstone production flick, according to the LA Times. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and co. returnas members of the misfit college singing group the Bellas. Actress Elizabeth Banks – aka our favourite TV republican Avory Jessup (30 Rock) and second favourite Capitol citizen Effy Trinket (The Hunger Games) - makes her directorial debut, as well as reprises her role as an acerbic commentator.
Continue reading: "Pitch Perfect 2" Strikes the Right Note at the Box Office
Tom Hardy's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' clocks decent first-day numbers, but the 'Pitch Perfect' girls are the ones in front.
The latest Mad Max film may well be one of the best-reviewed action thrillers of all time, with a huge Metascore of 89 - well above the average for the genre - but it seems Max isn't quite tough enough to beat the Barden Bellas to the number-one spot.
Anna Kendrick could be topping the charts this weekend
According to Deadline, first-day ticket estimates at the US box office put Fury Road at number two with $16.8m, while Pitch Perfect 2 is well ahead with $27.8m for Friday - that's almost double what its predecessor made over the full three-day period during its first weekend of nationwide release back in 2012.
Continue reading: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Outruns 'Mad Max' At US Box Office
Anna Kendrick doesn't know why anyone is interested in the Royal baby.
Confused about the fuss surrounding the birth of a Royal baby? So is Anna Kendrick! Whilst appearing on the Late Show with Seth Meyers on Thursday (14th May), the 29-year-old actress expressed her surprise at the public and media's reaction to the arrival of Princess Charlotte.
Anna Kendrick doesn't understand what all the fuss about Princess Charlotte is about, especially as all babies look like "sacks of potatoes".
There's was a lot more action to Pitch Perfect 2 than it seems.
The surprise hit of 2012 was Pitch Perfect, a comedy that has become a cult classic in the intervening years. So it's no surprise that it sparked a sequel. And the cast was up for the challenge. "To me, it felt like the pressure was off because I knew people wanted to see Pitch Perfect 2," says the film's star Anna Kendrick. "When you do almost every other film, you have no idea if anybody's going to be interested in sitting down and watching your stupid movie."
Pitch Perfect 2 unites the gang
For her the toughest part was getting her voice in shape to perform the a cappella numbers. "This is so much work," she admits. "You have to treat your body like a temple all the time. I could do it for a month, but sometimes I want to have fast food and a beer. I don't care for physical activity!"
Continue reading: Pitch Perfect 2 Reunites Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson And The Gang
In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies in recent memory, and the good news is that this sequel matches it with both spiky humour and buoyant music. It would be impossible recreate the surprise of watching the original, but the cast and crew make up for that by kicking everything off with an outrageously rude prologue (complete with the biggest cameo imaginable), and the comedy that follows is relentlessly hilarious.
It's been three years, and the Bellas are now in their final year at university, having won three more a cappella National Championships along the way. Then they're disgraced by a wardrobe malfunction at a triumphant performance for the US President's birthday. Suspended by officials, their only chance to redeem themselves is to win the World Championships in Copenhagen. So Beca (Anna Kendrick) and her sidekicks Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Chloe (Brittany Snow) rally the troops to prepare to take on the fearsome reigning champions Das Sound Machine. And there's a new Bella on the team as well: freshman Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), who is dabbling in songwriting.
Along with this central plot, Kay Cannon's script also weaves in a series of side-stories for each of the central cast members involving decisions about the future and romantic entanglements. All of these are a bit feeble, but they add layers of comedy, drama and even some meaning, although there isn't a single surprise along the way. Still, it's consistently amusing, as every line of dialogue has a witty joke in it, and the performances crackle with improvisational silliness that's genuinely infectious. Once again, the seriously gifted Kendrick is effortlessly charismatic as the natural leader of the gang, while the class-clown Wilson steals every scene with her random gags. Steinfeld offers a fresh blast of energy and talent in her role, although the perky Snow is somewhat sidelined this time.
Continue reading: Pitch Perfect 2 Review
Anna Kendrick - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Los Angeles Premiere of the comedy movie 'Pitch Perfect 2' which was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
Anna Kendrick - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Los Angeles Premiere of the comedy movie 'Pitch Perfect 2' which was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015
While Rebel Wilson is already talking about coming back for a third film, Anna Kendrick is appearing more hesitant, and waiting to see how 'Pitch Perfect 2' connects with audiences first.
'Pitch Perfect 2' isn't even out yet, but as with all things Hollywood these days, its already time to start talking about sequels. Following the huge success of the much-loved 2012 film, Rebel Wilson was one of the first people to get involved with the upcoming sequel only two months after the release. Again, she has expressed her interest in appearing in the third film, while Anna Kendrick seems to be more interested in waiting a while before jumping on board. Well, at least until the film is released.
'Pitch Perfect 2' is out on 15th May 2015
In a recent interview with TIME, Kendrick explained that "I'm not one to count my chickens, so I just want to see how this one does and find out if there's an appetite for that before I even think about it". 'Pitch Perfect 2' isn't out in theatres for another week, although it saw its US premiere in Las Vegas on 20th April 2015.
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick Hesitant About Third 'Pitch Perfect' Movie
Anna Kendrick admits she was nervous at first about the idea of a 'Pitch Perfect' sequel.
Pitch Perfect was one of the surprise hits of late 2012, with its combination of catchy songs, clever mash-ups and sharp comedy. It made $113million on a budget of just $17million, and gained even more fans on DVD and Blu-ray. But the film's star, Anna Kendrick, had a few worries about signing up for the inevitable sequel.
Anna Kendrick reprises her role as Beca in Pitch Perfect 2
She told The New York Times that she started thinking about critical washouts like Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and "getting understandably nervous because comedy sequels are really hard to pull off."
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick Had Her Doubts About 'Pitch Perfect 2'
When success and failure intertwine in one relationship, things can become strained. That's exactly what happened with Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt. After a whirlwind five year relationship which saw them move in together and get married, things start to fall apart. Jamie has never been more successful after his latest novel gets picked up; a feat which takes him miles away to New York for days at a time. Meanwhile, Cathy faces rejection after rejection as her acting career wilts and she finds herself becoming hopelessly envious of her other half. It doesn't help when Jamie starts to hide things from her and she suspects that he may be seeking comfort for his failing relationship in other women. Is this just a couple that have always been doomed for failure?
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