Anna Kendrick has a new interview with Rotten Tomatoes promoting her new movie ‘Pitch Perfect, which is currently out in theaters. In the interview Kendrick talks about how she always loved performing, and what her exposure to the world of a capella was before she shot this movie.
When asked about when she knew she first wanted to act, Kendrick replies, “Yeah, I started doing theater at around six, and my parents exposed me to a lot of different stuff, like soccer and rock climbing and academic stuff. Performing was just the thing I came back to again and again. Who knows what was going on in my psychology at that age, but that's what I enjoyed.”
She also talks about how she had a level of familiarity with a capella before shooting Pitch Perfect, saying, “When I was 18 -- that's when I first moved to LA -- a friend of mine had a crush on a guy in an a cappella group, so I got dragged to this competition between UCLA and USC, and they had a bitter rivalry. I thought it was going to be the most excruciating night of my life, but by the end of it, I'm like on my feet and I want to meet them, I think they're the coolest, and I'm like starstruck by them. And once again, that was something I was thinking about when I read the script, which is like, that's absolutely true the way that these kids shouldn't be cool, and outside of their little world they're not cool, but within it, the stakes couldn't be higher.”