EDIT: Anna was on Making Of, where she mentions the mystery of her Twitter name: Annakendrick47 actually stands for AK-47, a nickname Rocket Science co-star Nicholas D’Agosto christened her on-set ;).

Making Of (Thanks Barrett for the tip)! :

Manny the Movie Guy:

Coming Soon:

“It’s a little bizarre to be in the middle of it, but I feel like I had reached a threshold when I signed on to a George Clooney, Jason Reitman movie — so I’ve sort of just plateaued,” said Kendrick. {Exclusive: Up in the Air with Anna Kendrick }

ABC 7 Los Angeles:


It takes a strong actress to share the screen with an actor like Clooney and “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman had no doubts he’d found the right woman for the job.

“She is just spectacular. She is from another era,” said Reitman. “She is fast and funny and goes toe to toe with Clooney effortlessly. She is a fearless actress and that’s the quality I love most in an actor.”

Anna’s planning to just hang on and enjoy the ride she’s on right now and it’s a world that includes her first encounter with Oscar buzz.

“It’s a little bizarre to be in the middle of it, but I feel like I had reached a threshold when I signed on to a George Clooney, Jason Reitman movie — so I’ve sort of just plateaued,” said Kendrick. {Anna Kendrick trades in vampires for Clooney}

Parade Magazine:

Don’t ask her to predict box office success.
“I can remember when I was offered the role in Twilight feeling like, ‘OK, I’m going to do this movie and it’s about vampires so maybe it will be cool.’ I was telling my friends I was in Twilight and none of them had heard of it. So I was going, ‘Maybe people will like it and maybe we’ll break even if we’re lucky.’ Now, it’s everywhere, a global phenomenon. I’m not exactly sure how that happened.”

The big lip lock you won’t see in Up in the Air.
“There was a scene that was cut from the film where I get drunk and I make out with a guy that I meet. I thought that we should just give it a test run before we had to do it in front of the cameras. I wanted to be professional about it. So we went into another room and kind of did a little smooching. Afterward, this guy looked as though he’d been like violated. He was like, ‘Oh, that was very efficient.’ I was like, ‘I’m an efficient kisser? That’s awesome, that’s great news.'”

Coping with Oscar buzz for her performance.
“I think surreal is absolutely the right word. It’s very strange for me to sit in my filthy, unwashed Prius, which I’ve had since I was 18, or in my room with my pile of laundry, and feel like there are people talking about Oscar buzz. It’s very strange because I feel like people who get talked about in that way are these kind of perfect human beings. You’re supposed to be really polished and really grownup to get Oscar buzz. There’s almost a feeling like, ‘If you could just see my life and see how often I’m almost falling apart, you’d understand why I think it’s weird.'”

Getting that Tony nomination at 12.

“People don’t usually start that young. Believe me, when you’re 10-years-old, and trying to make it, two years is a long ass time not to get a job. There were definitely moments where I was like, ‘What am I doing, where am I going?’ In my own way I was definitely a very serious little girl and there were times when I thought I was being ridiculous, and being a success was a stupid dream. I guess I just knew what I wanted at the age. I think I was more ambitious as a child than I am now.” {Anna Kendrick: Filming ‘New Moon’ Was ‘Nerve-Wracking’}

Boston Globe:

Ask [Jason Reitman] about his boyhood and he’ll reveal a mild obsessive-compulsive disorder that compelled him to flip his bedroom light switches in the exact same way every night. He uses that to his advantage now, directing his actors with extraordinary focus and vision.

“He’s really specific,’’ Kendrick confirms. Best known for roles in “Rocket Science’’ and “Twilight,’’ she appreciated Reitman’s sturdiness on set, maybe because she hails from no-nonsense Maine and with this filmmaker “you always know that if what you’re trying isn’t working, he’s got a plan.’’ {At the top, with an eye on downsizing}

If that isn’t enough, I’ve also got around to adding scans from magazines out now including Vogue, Popstar, and Film Fantasy:

You can also find a small Anna-blurb in the latest Entertainment Weekly, which we should have soon ;)!