Welcome to Adoring Anna Kendrick, your HQ source for everything on the talented American actress Anna Kendrick. Anna is best known for her role as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air and Beca in Pitch Perfect, but you may also recognise her from The Twilight Saga, 50/50 and What To Expect When You're Expecting. At Adoring Anna we aim to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news, info on upcoming projects and photos. Please note, that out of respect for Anna's privacy we are proudly Papparazzi Free, which means we don't post any news or photos that violate Anna's personal privacy. Thank you for visiting and supporting Anna.
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May 15, 2012

Check out Anna and Chace Crawford’s interview about What To Expect When You’re Expecting with PopSugar:

May 14, 2012

nna Kendrick has joked about the awkwardness of working out the “logistics” of her romantic scenes with Chace Crawford for their new movie.

The pair play old flames Marco and Rosie in the upcoming comedy drama What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Their characters reunite and Rosie ends up getting pregnant.

Anna has laughed off feeling uncomfortable about the intimate scenes during the first meeting between the cast and crew.

“Our craft is our life so we really took it to the next level. I was like, ‘We should make out a lot more in this movie, it’s important,’” she deadpanned.

“Even in one of the first rehearsals, one of the first things that came up was the logistical element of us kissing on the car, and we’re in this hotel conference room doing this very first rehearsal meeting everyone for the first time and that was the first order of business.

“[British director Kirk Jones] kept saying ‘bonnet’ and we were like, ‘What are you talking about? It’s the hood.’”

Anna is a big fan of the hugely successful fantasy franchise Harry Potter. The star has revealed her favourite movies out of the eight-strong series.

“Oh, it’s tough. Everybody says Prisoner of Azkaban is their favourite, but it’s not for me. I think four was a turning point because that’s where it started to have that level of realism. It didn’t look like Tim Burton, it looked like a Rembrandt. It looked like it took place in the real world,” she told Collider. “I think five actually was even better.”


May 14, 2012

Check out this interview with ParaNorman directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell. The parts with Anna are mentioned below:

Shock: Can you talk about building that cast?

Fell: It’s quite a mixture, wasn’t it? Because we have the kid protagonist, so we wanted to use real kids, or certainly young people so we got a little bit of truth and it worked really well. We had Kodi Smit-McPhee who is a great actor, and Norman is such an interesting boy. He has to be funny but also carry the drama of the show, and then we found this foil for him in Tucker Albrizzi, who is a new kid on the block, really. He’s a hilarious 11-year-old.

Butler: He’s so weird. He’s not now.

Fell: He’s getting more professional now but when we found him, there was this funky amateurism that he had. Yeah, he just has the most bizarre reads and we ended up coming up with tricks of how to get a more bizarre read out of him.

Butler: Yeah, like if you gave him the lines in advance and he learned them, it’s a little stilted, but if we surprised him, like we’d write words down on a card and surprise him, and it would come out so bizarre that we had to use it, because there was something so random and natural about it that didn’t feel learned and that’s absolutely what we were striving for, was having these kids feel like real kids.

Fell: And we got them together so they were playing off each other and stumbling and we’d capture all the messiness of that. Trying to get spontanaeity in animation is a difficult thing.

Butler: It’s definitely an ensemble piece as well, which I think why the whole cast had to have equal weight, because we end up on this “Scooby-Doo”-esque adventure with this van full of kids, so we really wanted to make sure that tonally their voices worked together, the way they sounded. They go from the two 11-year-olds and then there’s Alvin, he’s 13. He’s the school bully but he’s been held back in class so much that he could in theory be 25. (laughter) So there’s him, played by Christoher Mintz-Plasse, and then we had Courtney and Mitch who are the older teens, and that’s Casey Affleck and Anna Kendrick, and getting those voices together, we would get clips of them with the character designs and really press them together tight, because there’s a lot of overlapping stuff and some real high-octane stuff. There’s a van chase, and we wanted to make sure the sounds really worked together.
Fell: And as with all the other things in the film, there’s the archetypes so we have the bitchy cheerleader…

Butler: Which Anna Kendrick does fantastically.

Fell: But also, she’s a good actress because there are moments when we really have to dig into the characters and then have them be real, so that was a requirement of all of them really, wasn’t it? That they could act as well as be funny.


May 13, 2012

Check out Anna and Chace’s interview about What To Expect When You’re Expecting with Collider:

Helen Mirren talk
What’s their karaoke song
Harry Potter talk
How did they get involved in the project
How much changed since they first got the script and did they add anything to their characters
The rehearsal process

May 12, 2012

Anna shares her plans for Mother’s Day or lack of plans ;)

May 11, 2012

Check out Anna’s interview on Craig Ferguson last night:

May 11, 2012

Anna’s latest film, End Of Watch is up for sales at Cannes 2012:

“End of Watch”
Young policemen patrol the streets of South-Central Los Angeles.
Director: David Ayer
Producers: John Lesher, David Ayer, Nigel Sinclair, Matt Jackson
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera
Sales: Exclusive


May 11, 2012

Check out Hitfix’s interview with Anna and Chace Crawford on What To Expect When You’re Expecting:

May 11, 2012

Check out Anna’s interview at What to Expect When You’re Expecting Press Conference:

May 10, 2012

Anna Kendrick is a very lucky lady.

Not only did the Oscar-nominated Twilight star, 26, get to lock lips with Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, 26, in the soon-to-be released What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but…

She also got it on with Jake Gyllenhaal, 31, in the upcoming police drama End of Watch.

“Not bad,” Kendrick says of her hot costars. “Anna Kendrick’s doing OK. I’m nailing it.”

Careful with your wording, Ms. Kendrick!

Anyhoo, she says things got unusually comfortable with Gyllenhaal—so much so, you may have thought they’d become a real-life couple. “We were shooting [End of Watch] on tiny cameras with very little lighting and a very small crew. There was a lot of improv,” Kendrick said. “It felt incredibly intimate. You’re in character all the time because you’re shooting all the time. So Jake and I would be holding hands and suddenly we’d be like, ‘Oh, we’re not filming.’”

Ask her just how steamy things got with Jakey and Kendrick begins to giggle. “Oh, my goodness—I’m actually blushing,” she said. “Yeah, it gets all sexy time with us.”

As for Mr. Crawford, sounds like he had Kendrick at hello. “He’s scary handsome,” she gushed. “When I first met him, I felt like I shouldn’t look him in the eye. It’s like he was a wild animal.”

And speaking of wild things, Kendrick said she can’t wait to see part two of Breaking Dawn—especially Kristen Stewart’s total bloodsucker transformation. “I’m bummed that I’m in the one where we’re all just waiting for her to turn into a vampire,” she said. “But it’s going to be great. Kristen is going to be a f–king superhero!”

PS: What to Expect When You’re Expecting has not inspired Kendrick to become a mom. “I think if babies liked me, I might be more into babies,” she said. “I really don’t think they do. I think they sense my fear.”