Quote: "I met him years ago at a party - I had to explain what a Jonas Brother was to him! And then we ended up doing this movie together." Anna Kendrick has a funny memory of her first run-in with Ben Affleck, her new co-star in action thriller The Accountant.
Fact: Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake lit up the London Eye on Thursday night (29Sep16) to promote their new animated movie Trolls. The co-stars were joined by women dressed up in colorful outfits with signature troll wigs. "We’ve created #LondonsHappyPlace for #DreamWorksTrolls. Come meet me at @TheLondonEye - I'm on my way," actress Anna tweeted as she arrived at the event.
Quote: "I had trolls growing up. My first question to them, after they finished pitching me the movie was, 'Does Poppy have a diamond belly button?', because the jewelled belly button trolls are the best trolls. They said, 'No, but she has glitter freckles', so I was like, 'OK, that's fine!' I had the pencil toppers, which made it seem like homework was fun, even when homework wasn't fun. They are that kind of ugly cute." The filmmakers behind the new Trolls movie didn't realise their leading lady Anna Kendrick was such a fan of the collectable toys.
Tweet: “I've always heard that Tom Cruise is tirelessly positive and upbeat and I'd love to work with him one day. I think I could break him.” Actress Anna Kendrick thinks she has what it takes to wipe the smile of Tom’s face. As well as being famed for his positive nature and the time he spends signing autographs on the red carpet, action man Tom also likes to do his own stunts in movies like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which is currently in post-production.
Fact: Fans of Pitch Perfect will have to wait a little longer for the third instalment of the blockbuster a cappella film to premiere - bosses at Universal have moved the release date of Pitch Perfect 3 to 22 December, 2017. The move comes weeks after executives pushed the released date from July (17) to August (17). Elizabeth Banks returns as director for the film, and most of the cast is also reprising their roles, including Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
Fact: Fans of the PITCH PERFECT musical comedy franchise have been given the chance to land a walk-on role in the upcoming movie sequel by submitting a virtual audition using popular app Dubsmash. Entrants must record a segment of their favourite Pitch Perfect 2 soundbite on the dubbing app's special film gallery and post the results on social media using the hashtag #PitchSmash. The winner will land a small appearance in Pitch Perfect 3, which will begin filming next year (16), with stars including Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick returning to reprise their roles.
Fact: Actress Anna Kendrick has showed off her feisty side by flipping her middle finger at the camera in a new photoshoot for Esquire magazine.
Quote: "I got a residual cheque from the original cast recording of High Society, which was the show that I did when I was 12 years old... I hadn't thought about it for years and years and I got a cheque for $1.90... I'm gonna have it framed and I figure if times get tough I can always break the glass..." Actress Anna Kendrick is still getting paid for her pre-teen stage work.
Quote: "I felt really overwhelmed by the romance of being in Spain and there were all these hot Spanish guys and I don't know what happened; I got caught up in the moment and I was catcalling them out the window. I was like, 'It's not sexual harassment if it's in Madrid right?' I don't know Spanish, but let's just say I'm amazed I didn't end up in a Spanish prison." Actress Anna Kendrick made the most of her press tour of Spain as she promoted Pitch Perfect 2 recently in Madrid.
Fact: Jennifer Lopez gave actress Anna Kendrick a little moral support as the Into The Woods star performed the pop star's Booty for a recently taped episode of upcoming series Lip Sync Battle by joining onstage for her mimed rendition. The girl power get together features in the new trailer for the show, which debuts in America next month (Apr15). Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, John Krasinski and comedian Stephen Merchant also feature in the teaser.
Quote: "I just want to watch Blake make cakes and stuff... My dream is to sit at home and watch Blake make cakes with her baby." Actress Anna Kendrick wants new mum Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds to front a new family reality Tv show.
Tweet: "Excited to announce @TheAcademy has invited me to be part of a special performance at the #Oscars on Feb. 22nd!" Anna Kendrick reveals she'll be singing at the Oscars later this month (22Feb15).
Tweet: "All jokes aside, @katyperry your voice tonight was actually unreal. So were your boobs. That is also not a joke to me." Actress Anna Kendrick was left in awe of pop star Katy Perry after her spectacular Super Bowl half time show on Sunday (01Feb15).
Quote: "That cat toy, that is a fur-covered dildo, no? That's what it is!" Actress Anna Kendrick is convinced a cat paw toy shown off during Tuesday's (16Dec14) Late Show with David Letterman, on which she was a guest, was just a poorly-disguised sex toy. The unusual product was displayed as part of a Christmas gift idea segment on the U.S. talk show.
Quote: "This time around, you can tell we're all older because we are not going out and drinking. The first one was like 'Party Time Usa' and this time it was like, 'I'm getting exhausted, I need a camomille tea'." Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick jokes about the main difference between filming the first hit movie musical and the sequel, due out next year (15).
Quote: "I was so p**sed at Jake, let me tell you. I texted him and said, 'You're abandoning me, and I'm never going to forgive you!'" Actress Anna Kendrick jokes about blasting pal Jake Gyllenhaal after he pulled out of movie musical Into the Woods to make Nightcrawler. The actors previously played an onscreen couple in 2012 crime drama End of Watch.
Fact: Actress Anna Kendrick has landed a new role as the face of Kate Spade New York's 2014 holiday campaign. The star will model clothing and accessories from the fashion brand in winter party-themed advertisements, which are due to be unveiled next month (Nov14).
Quote: "I don't understand people who buy fireworks. They are beautiful, yes, but so are majestic jungle cats. I still prefer them far away." Actress Anna Kendrick prefers to watch publicly-organised fireworks displays.
Quote: "I haven't been hit on since Up in the Air. Honest to God." Actress Anna Kendrick admits men have left her alone since her starring role in the 2009 drama.
Fact: Actress Brittany Snow is joining her Pitch Perfect co-stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson for the highly-anticipated sequel to the a capella-centred comedy. Snow will reprise her role as Chloe in Pitch Perfect 2, which will mark actress Elizabeth Banks' directorial debut.
Fact: Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have confirmed they will be part of the Pitch Perfect sequel. The two actresses have closed deals to reprise their roles as Beca and Fat Amy for Pitch Perfect 2, which will mark their co-star Elizabeth Banks' directorial debut.
Fact: Zoe Saldana, Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough and Samuel L. Jackson were among the stars who turned out to watch Beyonce perform at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday (03Dec13).
Fact: The Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow and Anna Kendrick will be among the stars performing at this year's big Christmas bash in Washington, D.C. The three acts will join host Hugh Jackman for the annual Christmas in Washington concert on 10 December (13), which will be attended by U.S. leader President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The big festive show will be broadcast in America 10 days later (20Dec13).
Fact: Actress Anna Kendrick's hit Pitch Perfect song Cups has climbed to the top of Billboard's Adult Contemporary Radio Airplay chart in America over a year after the film was released. The singing contest movie debuted in September, 2013 and Kendrick's hit tune rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100, but she becomes the first female to hit the top of the Radio Airplay countdown since Miley Cyrus reached number one with The Climb.
Quote: "He's enormous and I find it so funny to stand next to him - it's visually pretty hilarious. I actually went zip-lining with him once and I was with a bunch of other people and we made Joe go first on every single one... if it could hold Joe then we're OK." Petite actress Anna Kendrick on the height difference between her and Joe Manganiello, her co-star in What To Expect When You'Re Expecting.
Quote: "She told everyone - I took her out to dinner first, she left that part out. She also left out the part that the entire crew was there as well!" Chace Crawford on treating his pal Anna Kendrick to a lapdance by an elderly dancer for her 26th birthday.
Quote: "Everybody keeps asking me, 'Did making the movie make you want to have babies?' No, not at all. Wearing that prosthetic (belly) did not make me want to bring a life into this world." Actress Anna Kendrick isn't ready to be a mum after playing a pregnant woman in What To Expect When You'Re Expecting.
Fact: Twilight star Anna Kendrick has taken a bite out of the property market - she's bought a home in the Hollywood Hills for a cool $1 million (£625,000)
Quote: "People are more interested in my handbag or my clothes than what I actually do. The boys get asked questions about their work and I get asked what colour lipstick I'm wearing." Twilight star Anna Kendrick wishes Hollywood actresses were taken more seriously.
Quote: "I'm really into baking and I'm really into pastries and stuff. I went into a really high-end pastry shop and... just asked if I could work there for two weeks, and they said yes." Actress Anna Kendrick once spent time off taking orders at a pastry shop.
Quote: "I’m glad that I started out in theatre. Doing eight shows a week instills a good work ethic. You’re much more mollycoddled on a film set and I wouldn’t have wanted to start my career that way." Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick loved her stint on Broadway in the show High Society, which she starred in when she was just 12 years old.
Quote: "We were shooting in a hotel lobby one time and every woman who passed by was just drooling over George and collapsing at his feet - it was crazy. It’s actually quite upsetting to see grown women turn into monkeys around him. I wanted to say: 'Ladies, get it together - you’re embarrassing yourselves and our gender!'" Anna Kendrick was stunned by the reaction her UP IN THE AIR co-star George Clooney evoked from his female fans.
Quote: "I felt like I wanted to being doing something other than just sitting in front of the TV, waiting and feeling awkward... I went for a run. I just wanted to be out of the house... Then my roommate texted me." Anna Kendrick grabbed a little early morning exercise as the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday (02Feb10). She landed a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in Up In The Air.
Quote: "I was not thinking, I want him.' He couldn't have been a more generous and amazing guy, but I was not thinking that." Actress Anna Kendrick was not starstruck while working with George Clooney in UP IN THE AIR.
Quote: "George gave me such a hard time about shooting Twilight. Whenever I came back, he was like, 'Oh, sorry, this isn't the Twilight set. You're not working with Mr Handsome today'." George Clooney teased TWILIGHT actress Anna Kendrick when she returned to the set of his critically acclaimed film UP IN THE AIR, after she spent time working with Hollywood's latest hunk Robert Pattinson.
Quote: "I get to be on the ride whenever I feel like it. But then I get to go back to my real life and not have people follow me around and write horrendous things about me. I get to be in this crazy mega-franchise and reap all of the benefits with almost none of the bulls**t that the other cast have to deal with." TWILIGHT actress Anna Kendrick is glad she doesn't attract as much attention as her co-stars.
Quote: "The reaction when young girls recognise you is so startling you never know what's going on. They start screaming and you're not sure if somebody's dying or if they recognise you so you just keep going. You don't want to turn around and be like, 'My public is calling me,' because what if someone was dying?" TWILIGHT star Anna Kendrick on her teen fans.
Quote: "He's such a big teenager. Sometimes I felt like the mum on set!" Actress Anna Kendrick was surprised at how childish George Clooney was during filming for their Golden Globe-nominated movie, UP IN THE AIR. The film is up for six awards at the 2010 event, including Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) for Clooney, and Best Director for Jason Reitman.
Quote: "It's so weird 'cause I don't think about him like that. It's like having a really hot cousin and people keep talking about how they want to sleep with your cousin!" Actress Anna Kendrick is freaked out by girls' reactions to her hunky TWILIGHT co-star Robert Pattinson.
Quote: "They're both just really nice dudes; there's sort of no big mystery... After a while you don't see what the big deal is." Anna Kendrick on working with Hollywood hunks George Clooney (Up In The Air) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight).
Quote: "It is spectacular. They take him in these back entrances, they make sure he's the last person on the plane so 90 per cent of the people (passengers) never even know he's on the plane, he has a car on the runway waiting for him." Actress Anna Kendrick was awestruck by the level of special treatment her UP IN THE AIR co-star George Clooney received while travelling across the world to promote their new movie.
Quote: "GEORGE (CLOONEY) gave me a really hard time. Every time I came by the TWILIGHT set he was like, 'Oh, do you think you're too good for us now (that you're) back from the TWILIGHT set?' ...I think it's professional jealousy." Actress Anna Kendrick laughs off her UP IN THE AIR co-star's intimidation tactics.