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Up in the Air Nationally Released, Twitter, Press, Candids, Autographs

As we announced, Up in the Air moved up from it’s original wide release on Christmas day, to today, December 23rd! Anna has a little message for all you guys who have no excuses not to see the movie now, about 3 hours ago from web :

Up in the Air is playing nationwide today – get your cute butts into a local theater!

:-D I’ve also recently just seen Up in the Air and New Moon back-to-back. I don’t know if there’s anything I can say about Up in the Air that hasn’t been said before, but my favorite scene of Anna’s was hands down the drunk 80’s karaoke, which must have been excruciatingly hard for Anna to repress her real-life amazing singing voice! I’m not the biggest Twilight fan but the parts I liked the best were definitely human-related, Anna adds much needed comic-relief and really brings you back to the hierarchy of high school.

Press

Lincoln Journal Star:

Anna Kendrick has a harrowing couple of months ahead of her. Asked what is the most difficult thing about her career, the 24-year-old actress had an offbeat confession: “Red carpets and stuff like that make me nervous,” she said. “I feel I’m very awkward on red carpets. I’m terrified out of my wits.”


“So many people ask (co-star) Vera (Farmiga) what it was like to kiss George Clooney and say they’re jealous of her,” Kendrick said. “You should be jealous of me. I got to yell at George Clooney. It was the best day of my life.” {‘Up in the Air’ actress Kendrick set for ‘scary red carpets’}

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

. . . The actress started to do research online about career transition counseling — business-speak for firing people.

“I realized pretty early that I think for Natalie, this isn’t about the fact that she fires people for a living … but I think it’s just about [how] she moved to this city for a guy, and she just found a job where she thought she could be ambitious and she could get ahead.

“And when she looked at the way they did business, of course it seemed like an obvious solution to her to start doing it over the Internet. I think she starts out seeing other people as weaker than she is, and she sees them as statistics, and she thinks that whatever is most efficient is the obvious path.”

Watching the movie with a packed audience in Toronto made Kendrick feel defensive about her character.

“Every time the audience would laugh at something that was a joke at Natalie’s expense, I would want to turn around and start yelling. I feel so protective of her even though I know she’s a little brat sometimes. I can’t tell you how that twisted my spine.”

But, she conceded, “Believe me, I was thrilled that they laughed.” {Kendrick enjoyed her heady role}

Gallery
I’ve added 17 autographed photos, and one new candid of Anna signing a photo at the Shepard Fairy Project launch:

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Now Open.

Anna Kendrick Online is now open! There’s still work to be done on the pages and more images added to the gallery but we are open for business! Here’s to hoping I can get things done soon for everyone.