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Fan Story, New Interviews, Media

Lucky fan Cesy got to meet Anna when she arrived for “It’s on with Alexa Chung”. Here’s what she said about the experience, and her awesome video (with pics)! below:

they literally had to pull her away, but shes still nice & prettyyy, ^_^ when my sis was ganna take the pic, i told her “make it pretty” which caused Anna to giggle :)

I’ve been updating the Anna Kendrick Net Youtube, and managed to find a very old and exclusive interview I had saved up, enjoy :):

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TeenHollywood:

Playing Bella’s high school BFF in the film version of the Twilight saga, allowed the very petite and talent-packed actress Anna Kendrick to appear kinda clueless but, she’s telling us that Natalie, the control-freak, ambitious and competent young business-dynamo she plays in the dramady Up in the Air is a little more in her personal ballpark.

As we’re sitting down with Anna in Beverly Hills, we’re impressed with this spunky actress who is all stylish in black dress accessorized with super high black heels and a huge black onyx ring.

Anna says she got dating advice from her suave co-star George Clooney (hey, he oughta know, right?) She admits that she had fun letting go along with her character in her drunk, partying scenes.

Since the film poses the theory that our social and work interactions are too impersonal due to modern technology, we wanted to know where Anna stands on texting and e-mail vs. in personal encounters. So, let’s get “Up in the Air” with Anna….

TeenHollywood: This movie shows how modern technology has replaced actually spending time and interacting with other people. In your own life, do you text more than you see people?

Anna: I try not to. I’ve tried iChat now. I’ve tried Facebook, but I’m off Facebook. I can’t do any of that Facebook or MySpace stuff. I feel like it’s a really false way of staying in touch. There are people I want to keep in my life, and there are people that I’ve had to let go of because I feel like a texting relationship or a Facebook relationship is a false relationship. I try to be better about staying in touch with people I’m close to. If it has to be over text or phone then so be it, but I’m much better at in-person interaction. {Twilight’s Anna Kendrick Broke Up Via E-Mail!}

Herald Sun:

Kendrick says that despite Twilight’s success, she has “only 65,000 followers on Twitter” and few celebrity moments.

“I get a couple more girls coming up to me in airports to ask me for autographs, but other than that, my day-to-day life is exactly the same.”

Jessica, she says, was fun and easy to play. “I know what my purpose is in those movies. I’m a device to move along certain scenes,” she says.

“I don’t need to do extensive investigation into the character’s background. But I do feel like I am a piece of the puzzle, and I have to do my piece right or the puzzle doesn’t work.” {Twilight star Anna Kendrick steals scenes from George Clooney in Up in the Air }

E! Online Blogs:

“I always feel like someone’s going to catch me in some gorgeous gown, but they’ll realize that I’m the girl who usually wears Converse and then kick me out of the party,” Kendrick tells me.

Of the partying Kendrick will likely be doing with Mr. Clooney, she laughs, “Maybe I’ll try to keep up with him and see what a disaster that will be.”

Soon after the Golden Globe contenders were announced yesterday, Kendrick emailed costar and fellow nominee Vera Farmiga. “I was like, ‘Best Golden Globes table ever? I think so!’” she says. “I can’t believe everybody’s nominated. It’s going to be the best party.”

Among those congratulating Kendrick was a certain Twi-star. “Kristen [Stewart] sent me a text,” she said. “She sent me a really, really sweet text.”

Since then, she’s picked up a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award, too.

So, will Kendrick prepare any of her possible acceptance speeches? It probably doesn’t matter one way or the other, because she doesn’t think she’d be able to talk much. “Oh,” Kendrick says, “I’ll be blubbering like a baby.”

If there’s any doubt Kendrick can’t handle the glam of it all, check her out in the new issue of Vanity Fair. The photo of her is killer.

“I feel like I don’t even look like me,” the 24-year-old starlet says. “I’m like, ‘Oh, my God! I look like a grown-up.’” {Anna Kendrick: From Twilight to Red Carpet Royalty}

The Hollywood Interview:

Jason Reitman has said that he wrote the role of Natalie with you in mind, but you did, in fact, have to read for it also. I know that was the case with Vera Farmiga as well.

Anna Kendrick: Yeah, but, I mean, it made a little more sense with me, than it did with Vera, just because I’m not famous. I’m not a name. I’m sure they could’ve gotten anybody they wanted, and I had to kind of prove myself to people who had doubts, I guess. In the end, I guess, I’m glad that I had to go in and prove that I had the goods, because otherwise I would’ve just gone into the movie being unsure that he really wanted me, and thinking, you know, “Couldn’t somebody else have done it better?” [laughs]

At the age of 12, you were nominated for a Tony for your role in “High Society.” What do you remember now about that heady experience?

Very little. I mean, I remember being incredibly honored and overwhelmed, but at the same time, you know, you’re twelve years old. And you miss home, you miss your friends, and you know what a big deal it is…but at twelve there’s just no way to fully understand what it means to be nominated for a Tony Award. But in the end, I think that’s good because my little twelve-year-old head would have exploded if I’d been able to wrap my brain around it. In a way, I feel like it happened to a different person.

There were a few years between Camp and Rocket Science where you weren’t seen on-screen much. Did you intentionally take time off?

No, I did a show in between shooting, and then I did a pilot or something, but listen, there are times when you’re just not working. It wasn’t intentional. It’s those kind of times that I think about when people ask me about, you know, how great my career is going, and that kind of thing, I keep thinking about all the times that I was unemployed.

You’ve already finished your shooting on Eclipse. Do you think you’ll be in the fourth film, Breaking Dawn, also?

I doubt it, just because I’m not really in the books, so I’m assuming that I’m not.
{ANNA KENDRICK: The Hollywood Interview}

The Satellite Awards should have been held the evening of the December 20th, so hopefully we’ll see the results and any new media from that soon!

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Gallery & Media: UHQ Photocalls, Interview Stills, Interview Caps

I’ve updated the gallery with a few Ultra High Quality replacements from the Toronto International Film Festival Photocall of Up in the Air and the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Photocall of Rocket Science:

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2007 Sundance Rocket Science Photocall UHQ x8

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I’ve also made some HQ screencaps of recent appearances, interviews and TV Shows, including The View, The Early Show, DP/30 Interview, Cinema Rock, ET Golden Globes Reaction, Access Hollywood @ Sheperd Fairy, Jay Leno stills, It’s on with Alexa Chung Stills, and more:

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I’ve also been updating the ever-growing Anna Kendrick Net Video Archive. This is one interview that I believe has not been posted yet. Anna receives a present from the KTLA team ;):

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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}

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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.

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Anna on The View

Anna took The View by charge this afternoon, chatting it up alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters. She was interviewed in between live performances by Alicia Keys, and mentioned her Golden Globes reaction once again, as well as denying feelings for her co-stars, her fear of airports and Up in the Air. As we wait for the clip to surface online, here are a couple of snaps I took off of the HD ABC episode:

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EDIT:The View is now viewable online in HD. Catch Anna’s bit near the end at the 29 minute mark ;) :

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MQ Madness! First Scott Pilgrim Photo, Clothes Off Our Back Auction

I’ve finally finished finals which means I’ve got time to play catch-up with Anna’s busy schedule (but honestly, there is never enough time for that girl)! Check out the hundreds of Medium Quality photos added to the Gallery, many never before seen, including from the Up in the Air Los Angeles Premiere, Up in the Air Los Angeles Premiere After party, New Moon Up in the Air Premiere, Lovely Bones Premiere, Next Generation Awards, Golden Globes Salute Young Hollywood Party, Jay Leno Appearance, Rocket Science Premiere 2007 and more!


I’ve also added lots of new Media and Press to the last couple updates below :) Remember to watch Anna on the View this morning, and check back here for clips and pictures ;).

sp01 In Anna’s least mania inducing film (so far) Scott Pilgrim, director Edgar Wright released the first movie still. No Anna but it sure looks cute. {Edgarwrighthere.com}

Buzz is already starting to circulate for her third film this year, director Greg Motolla of Superbad, raved at an early SP screening:

“Be very jealous of me. I’ve seen an entire cut of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Edgar Wright has made a classic (again)! It’s amazing. … I would say that Scott Pilgrim is the wittiest action movie you’ll ever see, but that’s just the half of it. … Needless to say, Michael Cera is perfect. In fact, every single performance is incredible. You’ve got something special to look forward to. … The filmmaking is so insanely good, I retired halfway through the movie. (looking forward to the pension checks, tho)” {Early Word On Scott Pilgrim Vs The World}

Anna also joked with Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’malley about Universal’s ‘new angle’, after he commented on Anna in his Twitter:

Bryan Lee O’ Malley: Twilight fandom refers to it as “Anna Kendrick’s Scott Pilgrim” now 8:05 AM Dec 8th from TweetDeck

Anna Kendrick @radiomaru oh… awkward… did no one tell you that’s how Universal is billing it now? I mean, I did work four whole weeks on it. 12:55 PM Dec 8th from web in reply to radiomaru

I’ve also been asked to mention an auction Anna is supporting, Clothes Off Our Back. Unfortunately none of Anna’s to-die for clothes are up, but there is a cast-autographed poster of Up in the Air. Proceeds from the auction benefit the SAG Foundation, currently celebrating its 25th year, to help make possible the Foundation’s nationwide children’s literacy programs {Clothesoffourback}

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Golden Globes Press & Media!

Anna has been a very hot commodity today as papers are trying to all get her reactions from this morning’s golden news!

E! News:

Entertainment Tonight:

George Clooney’s ‘Up in the Air’ co-star Anna Kendrick and director Jason Reitman were both honored with Golden Globe nominations for their work on the buzzed about dramedy — and ET is getting their reactions to the big news!

“It’s kind of unreal because you’re watching it live with a bunch of other people up that early and I don’t think you ever get used to hearing your name called out at five in the morning,” Reitman tells ET.

Meanwhile, Kendrick has only shared this moment with one other person.

“My roommate called me — but he was the only one that was awake!”

Although they hadn’t yet talked to co-star Clooney, the two couldn’t be happier for him being recognized as well.

“I think that’s wonderful and I think he totally deserves [it],” Kendrick says. “It’s one of my favorite performances of his.”

Reitman adds, “George is one of the most appreciative people I know, so I’m sure he’s thrilled.” {‘Up in the Air’ Golden Globe Nominees on Their Big Honor!}

The Associated Press:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “Up in the Air” landed at just the right time, emerging as a potential Academy Awards favorite with themes of job loss and economic calamity that offer a heartbreaking yet hilarious reflection of these hard times.

The film grabbed a leading six Golden Globe nominations Tuesday, including best drama, plus directing and screenplay honors for Jason Reitman. George Clooney earned a best dramatic actor slot as a frequent-flyer junkie traveling the country in first-class seats and premium car rentals as he fires the rank-and-file at downsizing companies.

“We just got a little lucky. Jason’s been writing this movie for like six or seven years now and it only really came about right at this moment, and he kind of adapted the screenplay to fit the times,” said Anna Kendrick, a supporting-actress nominee as a bright young efficiency expert whose innovations threaten the livelihood of Clooney’s character. “I think it’s a better movie for that.”

Kendrick’s competition includes “Up in the Air” co-star Vera Farmiga, who earned a supporting-actress honor as Clooney’s frequent-flyer dream woman. {‘Up in the Air’ soars at Globes on recession theme}

HitFix:

Q: Where were you when you found out this morning? A: I was in a green room at a morning show being pulled by arm to the stage to do my interview as they were saying the names Vera Farminga and Anna Kendrick and I got off the shortest ‘yay’ of all time. And then I ran to do my interview and the second they cut to the weather man I bounded back to the monitors to see screenplay, director, actor and picture.

Q: Was it nerve wracking that you were doing a morning show and maybe you may or may not get nominated? A: I was just hoping that the film would get nominated. You don’t get three acting nominations by accident no matter how talented your cast is. I was just hoping that Jason [Reitman] and the film would be recognized.

Q: You’ve been hearing for months all this was going to happen, but are you still stunned by the reaction to the film this morning? A: Everybody keeps asking me what I think this means for the future and I’m trying to enjoy this now, this moment. It’s really exciting and apparently the first thing I’m supposed to do is talk to a bunch of journalists. (Laughs.) I’m starting to feel as though journalists are my family because every time I get good news I talk to journalists first. I’ll invite you all around for Thanksgiving.

Q: Have you had fun on this whole journey or has it just been a non-stop ‘Up in the Air’ tour?
A: I try to have fun, it’s just stressful and I just try to navigate my way through what I’m supposed to do in all these situations. Everyone keeps telling me, ‘You only do this for the first time once and you should try to enjoy it,’ but I think like god willing if I ever get to do it again it will be a lot easier because I won’t be completely blindsided by everything.

Q: Is there anything you’re looking forward to at the Globes itself?
A: I’m just happy we are all gonna be there together and we did the math a little earlier to see if we could all sit at one table. That’s all I’m hoping for.

- Anna Kendrick, Best Supporting Actress nominee for ‘Up in the Air’ {Golden Globe Nominee Reactions: Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock and more}

CBS:

The 24-year-old actress is nominated in the same category as stellar actresses including: Penelope Cruz (“Nine”), Vera Farmiga (“Up In The Air”), Mo’Nique (“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”) and Julianne Moore (“A Single Man).

“Not bad company!” Kendrick remarked on “The Early Show”.

“Up in the Air’s” director, Jason Reitman, developed Kendrick’s character with her in mind.

“That was quite a piece of news to get. I did small film called ‘Rocket Science’ and he saw that and he told me after I got the part and that he had written it with me in mind, which I didn’t know when I auditioned, because he was afraid that information would psych me out and I would sort of choke in my audition,” Kendrick said. “So he told me afterwards and I was like, sitting over my plate of food trying to absorb that information as professionally as I possibly could.”

Kendrick has already won a Best Supporting Actress award from the National Board of Review and received a nomination from the Film Critic’s Choice Awards. (This past weekend, she was named runner-up to Mo’Nique for the film “Precious”).

The young actress isn’t new to the business – she was nominated for a Tony for her role as Dinah in “High Society” when she was just 12. {Anna Kendrick’s Breakthrough Year}

MTV:

On Tuesday (December 15), it was announced that Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her work in the George Clooney movie “Up in the Air.” Even before starring in that movie (which received the most Globe nominations this year) or playing chatterbox Jessica in the “Twilight” franchise, the 26-year-old actress has been receiving accolades for her work.

A musical-theater veteran, Kendrick has been nominated for a number of awards including a Tony nod in 1998 for her work in “High Society,” in which she played Dinah. At the time, she was the third-youngest person ever to get nominated for a Tony.

In addition to a number of stage productions, the actress appeared on TV shows like the short-lived “Viva Laughlin,” produced by Hugh Jackman, and smaller flicks like 2007′s “Rocket Science,” which is what caught the eye of “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman.

“When I saw her in that movie, I just thought, ‘This girl has a different voice from everyone of her generation,’ ” Reitman said. “She oddly talks like someone from the 1940s, and she’s so witty and smart and sharp. And I needed a girl who could go toe-to-toe with George Clooney. She was the one. This was Anna’s role. I wrote this for Anna. As soon as I saw ‘Rocket Science’ and I recognized her voice, I started writing for her.” {Anna Kendrick Nominated For Supporting Actress Golden Globe}

MTV Hollywood Crush:

First and foremost, both Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga got nominated for their outstanding roles in “Up in the Air” (press play above to hear Anna talk about her role). While it’s unsurprising, the news bodes well for the two in terms of Oscar talk. However, they’re up against some pretty stiff competition with Mo’nique in “Precious,” and Julianne Moore and Penelope Cruz are never actors to be taken lightly. {Golden Globe Film Noms We Love: Anna Kendrick! ’500 Days Of Summer’! ‘The Hangover’!}

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Anna nominated for Golden Globe Award!!

Anna has officially been nominated as an Golden Globe nominee for Up in the Air!!! Justin Timberlake announced the 2010 nominees early this morning at the Beverly Hills Hilton, in video at CBS. Here are all the Supporting Actress Nominees:

  • Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
  • Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
  • Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
  • Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
  • Julianne Moore, “A Single Man.

As you can see, Anna’s Up in the Air co-star Vera Farmiga is also nominated, along with what looks to be some incredibly stiff competition! Up in the Air managed to snag six nom’s total! The Golden Globes will be broadcast worldwide on NBC January 17th, 2010 at 8 pm EST, 5 pm PST.

Here’s Anna’s latest Tweet on the matter, about 8 hours ago from web :

Thank you for all the congratulations! I’m SO excited! And congrats to Jason, George and Vera!!!!!

I’m speechless! I’ve been a fan of Anna for almost 4 years now, and when I started the first AK site in early 2007, I was unsure if I should because she was almost virtually unknown. I’d seen Camp and Rocket Science and knew she would inevitably make it to the big leagues some day, but the fact that it happened so fast is just astounding; and if I’m this proud about her nomination for the GG’s, I can only imagine how she feels, along with her family and friends! Congrats a billion Anna (and next up, Oscars) :D :D :D !

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Anna on Jay Leno!

Anna was gorgeous and hilarious chatting up with Jay Leno tonight. She swapped her pumps for converses after the commercial break as she took the Green car challenge and raced across an obstacle course with pop-outs of Al Gore and streamers! She got a decent time right beneath Gerard Butler :). Really good stuff, i’ll post it as soon as an online version is available! Here are some other fans reactions at Google Updates.

Jay Leno Appearance Dec. 14, 2009 X18

Part I: The Interview

Part II: The Interview

Part III: The Green Car Challenge