0

Dailies: 'Kendrick promoted to stardom,' 'Generic' Interviews, The View Exit, TV Guide GG Reaction

Media and press is still as insane as ever what with Awards Season nom’s and Up in the Air’s wide release Christmas (and according to Coming Soon, released was bumbed to Dec. 23rd)! Here are some more great video interviews:

Generic Interview Part I:

Generic Interview Part II:

TV Guide – Globes Noms 2010:

The View – Exit Interview:

Wednesday afternoon, Anna attended a lunch at the 21 Club, where Jason Reitman was honored by director-father Ivan Reitman on his phenomonal week. Photos were not allowed but Anna was in attendance, interview below:

Press

New York Times Blog:

. . . The Bagger was seated between Ms. Kendrick and Tovah Feldshuh, the theater actress and one of those wonderful people who do the Bagger’s job for her (love them, because then we can eat). “So, what are you doing next?” Ms. Feldshuh asked Ms. Kendrick, after admitting that it was a question she hated answering herself. Ms. Kendrick, fresh off being nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress, said she didn’t know yet, and was just getting accustomed to being O.K. with saying that. Reaching over the Bagger, Ms. Feldshuh patted her and offered advice: “You can say, ‘I’m looking,’ and that’s always true.”

Ms. Kendrick, in a ruffled cream blouse, was fresh from an appearance on “The View.”

“They told me I should dress conservatively,” she said. Who’s they? “They — the people who control my life.” Right, Team Kendrick. They are doing a marvelous job acclimating her to ingénue status. At 24, she is still charmingly wide-eyed — “oh my gosh, the strangest thing happened today,” she said of a congratulatory bouquet sent by Armani — despite having been a professional actor for half her life. She was nominated for a Tony at age 12, for a production of “High Society.”

This, by the way, was the kind of information Ms. Feldshuh gleaned, along with where Ms. Kendrick was from (Maine), where she lived in Los Angeles (West Hollywood) and her schooling (high school only). If there had been an extra course we no doubt would’ve gotten to the topic of boyfriends. (Again, love her.) . . .{A Father’s Pride, With a Dollop of Schmaltz}

Toronto Sun:

. . . The character of Natalie is, she observes correctly, uncommonly complex compared to the roles usually offered to young actresses.

“This character could be either gender and almost any age. It has nothing to do with romance or sex. She’s just this well-rounded character with so many dimensions and her own problems. That she’s also female is so rare.”

Should Kendrick nab an Oscar nomination, it won’t be her first experience competing for an award.

At the age of 12, she was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Broadway’s High Society in 1998, which made her the third-youngest nominee ever.

“When they revived Annie on Broadway, every little girl in America went to sing their hearts out, and I was 10 when that happened. So I went to New York to get an agent so I could audition for that, and even though that didn’t work out, they continued to send me out for other shows and I got High Society.”

Yet 12 years after the Tony nomination, she confesses she still doesn’t feel established — or confident there will be another acting job.

“I never feel that way. I always feel — ‘What’s next?’ ” . . .{Kendrick promoted to stardom}

0

Anna nominated for SAG Award

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild were announced this morning, with Anna racking up another nomination, this time for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Here’s the competition:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • PENÉLOPE CRUZ / Carla – “NINE” (The Weinstein Company)
  • VERA FARMIGA / Alex Goran – “UP IN THE AIR” (Paramount Pictures)
  • ANNA KENDRICK / Natalie Keener – “UP IN THE AIR” (Paramount Pictures)
  • DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark – “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)
  • MO’NIQUE / Mary – “PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE” (Lionsgate)

Up in the Air co-stars George Clooney and Vera Farmiga have also been nominated, but surprisingly, Up in the Air itself has not been nominated by SAG.You can see the full list at sagawards.org. The results will be televised live on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010
on TNT and TBS
at 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT.