Anna is featured in July’s issue of Vanity Fair. In order to celebrate 100th birthday of Paramount Pictures, they assembled 116 of the greatest talents ever to work at the studio and Anna was one of them! Make sure to grab a copy of the magazine which is out now! I have added the outtake below:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the storied Paramount Pictures, the only studio to still call Hollywood (the L.A. neighborhood, not the state of mind) its home. Founded in 1912 as the Famous Players Film Company, it more than lived up to its billing, claiming silent greats such as Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino, not to mention Cecil B. DeMille, who made all his biblical epics for the studio. With the advent of talkies, and showing a special flair for sophisticated comedy, Paramount added another glittering array of stars to its roster, including Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Gary Cooper, the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, and writer-director Preston Sturges. In the postwar years, directors Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, William Wyler, and Jerry Lewis applied their craft at Paramount.
By the early 60s, like the other studios, Paramount was running out of steam, until wild man Charlie Bluhdorn bought it, in 1966, ushering in a new golden age under production chief Bob Evans, whose hits included Love Story, the first two Godfathers, and Chinatown. Next up was Barry Diller, who, with the help of Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, turned Paramount into the pre-eminent “high concept” blockbuster factory, releasing cash cows such as the Indiana Jones pictures and a string of hits starring fresh faces such as Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy. Sumner Redstone’s Viacom bought the studio in 1994. Under studio head Sherry Lansing, the company entered yet another new era, producing bigger and riskier hits such as Titanic, Braveheart, and Forrest Gump, all of which won best-picture Oscars. Brad Grey succeeded her in 2005, and he’s doing O.K., too, having produced 8 out of Paramount’s 10 top-grossing pictures of all time.
I have tracked down a whole heap of Anna’s past photoshoots and have added them to the gallery.
- Photoshoots > 2007 > Session #002
- Photoshoots > 2007 > Session #003
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #002
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #003
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #004
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #011
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #019
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #020
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #021
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #022
- Photoshoots > 2009 > Session #023
- Photoshoots > 2010 > Session #009
- Photoshoots > 2010 > Session #010
- Photoshoots > 2010 > Session #011
- Photoshoots > 2010 > Session #012
- Photoshoots > 2011 > Session #008
I have added three more HQ stills of Anna in What To Expect When You’re Expecting to the gallery.
- Movie Productions > What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2012) > Promotional Stills
I have added event pcis of Anna in 2003 and 2004. Enjoy! Lots more previous pics of Anna are currently being worked on. So stay tune for more updates to come.
March 11: New York City Opera Spring Gala
June 21: Los Angeles Film Festival – Camp Premiere
July 21: “Camp” New York Premiere
February 26: 2004 IFP Nominee Reception
February 27: 2004 Glitter Awards
February 28: 19th Annual IFP Independent Spirit Awards
Jasmine and I have added MQ’s of a brand new photoshoot Anna has done with her fellow female co-stars in What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I have also added more MQ’s of a photoshoot from last year.
Check out this recent interview Anna did with The Guardian for What To Expect When You’re Expecting during London premiere:
It’s a shock to find Anna Kendrick curled up in a bathrobe when I enter her hotel suite. On closer inspection, though, the 26-year-old turns out to be beneath the robe, rather than inside it. “I do have clothes on under here,” she squeaks. “It’s just so cold.” She is perky, with subtly Manga-esque features – wide-open eyes and a tiny, expressive mouth – but she hasn’t had the most relaxing morning. Whisked to Salford at bleary o’clock to appear on breakfast TV, she got stuck in traffic on the way back to London and hasn’t eaten all day, hence the pizza that she begins nibbling on while we talk.
Not that Kendrick would bemoan her lot. “I’m the person who wouldn’t send back my food even if I got steak when I’d ordered fish,” she sighs. This could be why she is often drawn to the tenacious or hyper-confident characters in her work – the “bad asses,” as she puts it. Through them she can live out fantasies of assertiveness. “It’s sort of a wish-fulfilment thing, to have those moments where you can yell at people, or say ‘Fuck you!’ to an ex-boyfriend.”
Think of her as a censorious busybody in Scott Pilgrim vs the World, or the ruthlessly ambitious debate-team captain in Rocket Science, or the corporate axe-wielder opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air, a performance which brought her nominations from every awards body from the Oscars down. She is a crisp dramatic actor with a facility for screwball, as well as a knack, best exhibited in last year’s “cancer comedy” 50/50, for being adorable without lapsing into kookiness.
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Anna attended Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for Young Americans earlier today with other celebrities like Sophia Bush, Dianna Agron, Ian Somerhalder, Zachary Quinto and more:
Visit Young Americans for Obama to get involved!
I have added a poster of Anna in Pitch Perfect:
Check out Anna’s recent interview with BBC One’s Breakfast last week to talk about What To Expect When You’re Expecting:
Anna Kendrick has spoken of her “relief” over no longer appearing in the Twilight series of films.
The Up in the Air actress has starred as Jessica Stanley in the teen-vampire movie adaptations, but will not appear in the final film, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, when it is released this year.Kendrick explained that she is glad not to be involved in the project, because she previously revealed information about the films by accident during interviews.
“It’s a relief not to have to transverse into the murky waters of talking about Twilight,” she told BBC Breakfast.
“I know nothing about the next one, I can’t spoil anything and I’m looking forward to watching it.”
Kendrick currently stars in the ensemble romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting opposite Jennifer Lopez, whom she described as “beautiful”.
She said: “They flew me into Atlanta just for the purpose of walking into the frame of Jennifer’s scene.
“She’s so beautiful it makes your head want to explode.”
The actress also stated that the film is a “pro-dad” story, unlike other TV shows and films in the past.
“It’s a movie that’s pro-men and dads. There’s instances in films and TV where dads are not being present, and are dead-beat dads. But this is a pro-dad film.”
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will debut in cinemas on November 16, while What to Expect When You’re Expecting opens in the UK on Friday, May 25.