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July 20, 2012

A promo still of Anna has been released in her upcoming movie End of Watch, hopefully more will be released of her soon!

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July 19, 2012

Anna is not in this sneak peek for her upcoming movie, End Of Watch but since there was a panel for the movie during Comic-Con, I thought I would post something new regarding the movie here:

July 19, 2012

Check out this other cast interview for ParaNorman during Comic-Con:

July 19, 2012

Check out Anna’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter where she talks about voicing in ParaNorman and also her upcoming movie, Pitch Perfect:

July 18, 2012

Check out Anna’s interview with her ParaNorman cast on Extra at Comic-Con stage:

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July 17, 2012

Check out Anna’s interview with Collider where she talks about ParaNorman and more!

Question: What can you say about your character?

ANNA KENDRICK: She’s a typical obnoxious older sister. She is really embarrassed by her younger brother, even though her brother is extraordinary and ends up saving the town. She thinks he’s annoying, and just wants to be normal and do normal things.

Would you compare this role of being a big sister to the one you had in Scott Pilgrim?

KENDRICK: No. Stacy was practical and wanted to give her brother advice, and her brother was actually being an idiot. She was giving him very real advice. In this, she does not have Norman’s best interests at heart. She’s a selfish cheerleader type. There was a lot more love coming from Stacy. There’s a lot of love coming from Courtney, but maybe not so much, at first.

What’s it like doing voice-over?

KENDRICK: I’d always wanted to do an animated film, so I jumped at the opportunity. This is my first one. I was really nervous because I’m not great at ADR, so I wasn’t sure how this was going to be. But, it was actually really, really freeing. In ADR, you’re watching your own movie and trying to say your line. In this, I just felt like it was a really safe space, and it was okay to make really ugly faces and really ugly body gestures. To use all those things as tools was really helpful. To not be self-conscious about the way you look on camera helps the intention to be really pure.

What is it about ADR that makes you uncomfortable?

KENDRICK: You’re watching yourself and you’re trying to match up to your voice and you’re waiting for those horrifying beeps. They haunt my dreams. I’ve seen different actors who hear it as a gunshot, and they’re ready. Other people hear take it like, “They’re ready, so whenever I’m ready, I’m going to start.” But with those beeps, it’s literally like you’re waiting and waiting, and then you have to get the line right. I do it, and then I’m like, “Shit, I fucked it up!” It’s just the pressure of ADR.

Can you see yourself in this animated character?

KENDRICK: Yeah, in some things. I would always bend at my waist, going from side-to-side, like I was so world-weary that I couldn’t hold my own body up, which is a very teenage girl thing. And Courtney does that.

How is it different to be directed in an animated movie rather than live-action?

KENDRICK: The direction depends on the director, I guess. The difference for me is that I get to hear what the director wants and do it immediately. You tell me what you want and, the second my brain processes it, I can say it and try it. The five seconds that it takes for them to shut everything down and go, “Okay, whenever you’re ready,” is the only time that the intention has to live in your body. When a director on a film set says it to you, you get to sit there and stew with it for five or seven minutes while they’re changing the light. You can’t just call, “Cut!,” and go again because there are always 10 adjustments that need to be made, and then you need to reset the camera. In that time, you can get so deep in your own head that you forget the original intention you had, when you went, “Okay, yeah, I’ll try that.”

Did you get to record with any of the other voice actors?

KENDRICK: I got to record my first day with Casey Affleck. He’d never done it before, either. We were both really new to it, and it was a great way to start out. By the end of the day, we were getting more and more comfortable, and it became a little competitive to see who was willing to embarrass themselves more.
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July 16, 2012

Check out a bunch of ParaNorman interviews of Anna during Comic-Con (I am finally back from Comic-Con! So getting the site updated!)

July 10, 2012

Anna will be starring in a new movie, Drinking Buddies:

The actress has signed up for a lead role in the indie comedy. Anna Kendrick will start shooting Drinking Buddies in Chicago later this month. Joe Swanberg is directing. Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica van Couvering are producing. The Up In The Air star has a slew of films coming out soon. Kendrick is one of the voices, along with Casey Affleck and Leslie Mann, in the stop motion animated ParaNorman, out in August. She also stars in the David Ayer-directed cop drama End of Watch, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, as well as the musical Pitch Perfect and the Robert Redford-directed political thriller The Company You Keep. Kendrick is repped by CAA and lawyer Todd Rubenstein.


July 07, 2012

There will be a ParanNorman Q&A at Extra’s Comic-Con line up. Details below:

Comic-Con staple Kevin Smith, rock band The Bacon Brothers — featuring Kevin Bacon — and a night of standup comedy from NerdMelt, will headline three days and nights of fun, free and fan-tastic outdoor entertainment as Warner Bros. presents the “Extra at Comic-Con” stage in San Diego’s Bayfront Park, from July 12–14.

“Warner Bros. has three priority words in our vocabulary when it comes to Comic-Con: FANS, FREE and FUN. We encourage everyone to check out the ‘Extra at Comic-Con’ stage this year,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We have some ‘Extra’ special Con legends, must-see musical acts, free outdoor movie screenings sponsored by Flixster, your favorite casts Q&As, fan-centric comedy, live table reads… ALL topped off Saturday night with Bacon — as in The Bacon Brothers!”

Here is a partial list of events:*

Friday July 13

– 4:00 PM: “Paranorman” cast, including Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Anna Kendrick

Read more over at Extra

EDIT: The new time is:

– 10:00 AM: “Paranorman” cast, including Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Anna Kendrick

June 30, 2012

Here are the details for the End Of Watch panel happening on July 14 at Comic-Con 2012:

12:45-1:45 Open Road Films: End of Watch and Silent Hill: Revelations 3D— Global exclusive! Catch an early look at the highly anticipated action film End of Watch, with special guests Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña who play police officers patrolling the meanest streets of south central Los Angeles, and writer/director David Ayer (Training Day). Also, based on the groundbreaking video game franchise from Konami, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill. Experience the world premiere of 3D footage from an unparalleled horror experience with special guests Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Kit Harington (HBO’s Game of Thrones), director Michael J. Bassett, and producer Samuel Hadida. Hall H

View the full schedule for Saturday!