Anna recently did a photoshoot for Boston Common magazine and I have added four MQ’s of the shoot to the gallery. Also check out this behind the scenes video.
- Photoshoots > 2012 > Session #003
Anna Kendrick is sitting in the middle of the Hollywood Hills house she has just moved into, combing the Internet. No, she’s not looking for her next film project. Nor is she finally getting a break from a hectic work schedule that has made her one of Hollywood’s hottest young comers. The 27-year-old actress from Portland, Maine, actually is trying to learn how to build a spice rack.
“I just wish that I were more handy,” Kendrick says with exasperation. “Nothing makes you feel more useless than when you don’t know how to fix anything.” This admission is from someone who prides herself on a Maine self-reliance and who has catapulted to fame playing brisk, tightly wound, empowered young women. She has done this most notably in her high-profile appearances in The Twilight Saga, as the catty and confident Jessica; and in Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for an Oscar as Natalie Keener, whose alpha personality challenges George Clooney’s corporatist mien.
Lately, however, Kendrick has taken a break from her power roles to focus on women who are not afraid to show their vulnerabilities. On the heels of costarring as a cancer-ward therapist out of her depth in the acclaimed weepy 50/50, Kendrick is part of an all-star cast in this summer’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting, in which she plays a food-truck owner who accidentally becomes pregnant by Chace Crawford. She follows this up by adding her vocal chops to the stop-motion animation feature ParaNorman about a zombie-busting boy. Then in the fall she plays the wife of Jake Gyllenhaal in the police drama End of Watch and the socially awkward Beca in Pitch Perfect, a comedy about rival college a capella groups. Later in the year, Kendrick will be courted by the Antichrist in the apocalyptic religious comedy Rapturepalooza. And next year she appears to return to form as Miles Teller’s edgy, hard-charging girlfriend in Get a Job.
“It wasn’t strategic,” says Kendrick of the broader spectrum of characters. “Those other roles were more a case of wish fulfillment, being able to do [in movies] what I’d find much more difficult to do in life. I’m a control freak but not nearly as rigid. When I fall apart, I’m all over the place.” She admits she can be just as awkward and clumsy as some of her alter egos and often struggles to express herself with clarity.
I have added new pics of Anna at 2012 Summer Party On The High Line in New York earlier today.
June 19: 2012 Summer Party On The High Line
I have added promotional stills and poster of Anna in her upcoming film, Pitch Perfect:
Check out Anna in the trailer for her upcoming film, Pitch Perfect! Anna sings in this movie in case you didn’t know about that before.
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.