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Anna Announces 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

On November 27th Anna had the honor to announce the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards along with Zoe Saldana at the W Hollywood. Anna looked luminant in a white dress, and was even nominated for some award for End of Watch!

Appearances & Events > 2012 > November 27: 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Press Conference


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Anna Kendrick announces Independent Spirit Awards nominations

Twilight actress Anna Kendrick was an early Santa Claus on 27 November when she got the joy of announcing the nominations for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards (click to see the list!)

In fact, with so much good news, she may have even beat Barbara Palvin for 2012′s best Santa (Barbara may win in the sexy category, however).

Let’s take a look…

Anna Kendrick knows about the joy of being nominated, too. Not so very long ago, she received an Academy Award nomination for her role in “Up in the Air” alongside George Clooney. She also knows all about WINNING an Independant Spirit Award: in 2007, she won two for “Camp,” Best Debut Performance and Best Supporting Actress.

Anna didn’t look like she stressed about her look for the event, either. She wore a simple, light pink sundress with a pretty cut and tied her hair in a simple braided half-do created by loosely connecting two braids with bobby pins in the back. Lipstick glossed her lips and finished the look! Maybe that explains why she genuinely looked like she was having a blast at the press conference (not like a certain Cara Delevigne we know and her omnipresent pout.) Then again, hanging out with Common has to be fun.

What’s next for Anna?

So, for the stars nominated, they have the awards to look forward to. But Anna’s current project just ended with the culmination of the “Twilight Saga”. Good thing she stacks her cards… “The Company You Keep”, her most recent film, got rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival.

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Anna @ TigerDirect And Intel’s Holiday Tech Bash

Anna went to TigerDirect.com And Intel’s Holiday Tech Bash in Miami Florida on November 21st. She is seen with a flock of young fans, friends, and other celebrity guests taping the show on her iPod.

Appearances & Events > 2012 > TigerDirect And Intel’s Holiday Tech Bash

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Anna Kendrick: geek chic Kendrick

It’s rare regular folks can get up close and personal with an Oscar nominee — which might be why the Moore Building Tuesday night was packed to the rafters. Anna Kendrick, who held her own as George Clooney’s overeager protégé in 2009’s Up in the Air (filmed partially in Miami), was a special guest at a party thrown by electronics retailer TigerDirect.com and Intel to celebrate the latest in all that clicks. Good thing the ensemble star of such movies as 50/50, Twilight Saga: New Moon, End of Watch and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, is an approachable sort.

So what about this event intrigued you?

I’m into geeky, Comic-Con kind of stuff though I generally have no idea what’s going on behind the interface. I’m into user-friendly gadgets and am always on the lookout for things that are easy. I get really excited whenever my friends get new toys that I always try to play with for a really long time. I’m also trying to get my parents kicking and screaming into the tech world.

You are originally from Maine. How do you like Miami in November?

For you guys, it may be chilly right now, but for me it’s perfect. When it’s too hot I basically melt into a small puddle. I had a nice dinner at the hotel [Soho Beach House] overlooking the ocean and eating ceviche, then went out walking. It felt very Miami. I’m so pale, I have to remember to wear a hat and a lot of SPF.

When you’re out and about, what do fans know you for?

I love being surprised. Just when I think some teenage girl is going to come up to me and ask me about Twilight, she tells me how much she loved Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Do you have a favorite project?

Not really. 50/50 was great [she was an inexperienced cancer therapist]. I had never played the romantic girl before that. [Joseph Gordon Levitt] was like my romantic sherpa! Just a very easy person to talk to. And the director Jonathan Levine did this laissez faire thing that made everyone comfortable.

You’ve had some amazing co-stars — hello George Clooney?! — do you ever get intimidated?

Yes! I do get star-struck and really nervous and excited. After you meet enough celebrities you think you’d stop being freaked out but it’s such an individual thing. George is someone for every generation and he was coming into it [a big star]. I will say it does make you work harder. You wanna live up to the people you’re working with.

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Anna Kendrick Interview: End of Watch

Anna Kendrick talks working with Jake Gyllenhaal, style secrets and girls’ nights in with GLAMOUR.com as she promotes amazing new cop drama, End Of Watch…

GLAMOUR.COM End Of Watch is a real edge-of-your-seat film. Did you know as soon as you read the script that you would have to be involved with it?

Anna Kendrick: “Yeah, you know, it’s funny. Even with really good scripts I find that I end up moving around the house a lot and in between scenes I’ll make myself a coffee, you know, fidget and this one was really unique in that the second that I started reading it I was pinned to the spot where I started reading it, and stayed there the entire time. It was such a page turner. It was so exciting and so different and yeah, I basically called my agent immediately and was really excited about getting involved.”

G: There are a lot of action scenes, but Janet’s story really gives the movie some grounding, especially the scene when you’re recording a message for Jake’s character. How much was that improvised?

A: “It was an interesting process because we had a lot of freedom, and David encouraged us, too, which added to the realism of the film, but what ended up in the movie was at least 90 per cent his words. You know, it was such a tight script and so well-written, we found more and more that it could exist just exactly as it was on paper, and, yeah, there were little moments that he added here and there, but that monologue in front of the camera was, believe it or not, all written by big, tough David.”

G: How important do you think Janet’s story is to the film?

A: “I mean, definitely, I felt a tremendous sense of responsibility for grounding the world that these men exist in, because that’s what was part of the appeal when I read the script and that was something I said to my agent. I remember reading the script, and normally playing the wife or girlfriend wouldn’t be interesting, but in the context of this film they really give so much heart to these men and it makes it feel like these men aren’t just a badge, or a number or a statistic, you know. They don’t exist in a vacuum, they’re really putting families on the line and their lives on the line.”

G: Having said all that, was it really manly on set?

A: “Yeah, I think so. But weirdly, Jake and Michael and David are such gentlemen at heart that they were so on their best behaviour when the women were around, so it was a nice combination of both. They were definitely this beautiful little boys club, but at the same time they were really concerned about making sure that Natalie and I were comfortable and had everything we needed. It was really sweet.”

G: What was it like working closely with Jake?

A: “He’s incredible. I think he really has a knack for understanding other actors and what they need and he’s incredibly supportive and he was really protective of me on set… And, you know, in this lovely way, where life kind of imitates art, the first scene I shot with him was the scene when I meet his friends for the first time, and it really felt like I was meeting my boyfriend’s friends because they had been working together for a really long time and I really felt like I had to prove myself to them, and at the same time Jake felt like he really had to watch out for me so, yeah, it was really lovely.”

G: When you’re portraying a relationship like that, a relationship in its early stages, how do you rehearse for something like that? How did you go about that with Jake?

A: “Um, actually our rehearsal period was really unique and perfect. David wrote a scene that we never intended to shoot for the movie that was our first date, and how we met and we rehearsed that scene over and over again even though we never planned to shoot. And so then it felt everything moving forward had a real timeline and a real base of reality.”

G: They should have included that in the film!

A: “I know! It was just one of those things where everything had to be based more or less around Sam’s footage, so there was no way that we could have recorded the first date without Sam freaking out!”

G: How do you think Michael and Jake keep the audience on their side? Because even though they’re the good guys of the film, they do some pretty questionable things…

A: “Absolutely, but I think that’s exactly part of it.  First of all, their chemistry is amazing and they really show how much they believe in doing the right thing and I think that puts you on their side. But I think that they make mistakes and they make decisions that are little questionable every now and then makes you feel for them because you realise that they’re not perfect. It really humanizes them.”

G: There’s an amazing dance scene at Brian and Janet’s wedding. Was that fun to film?

A: “Yeah, it was kinda fun. It was little embarrassing, but it was pretty fun. But Jake was so reluctant to do it, and so grumpy about it that I felt like I had to rally and be, like, the mom who’s like, ‘Come on, it’ll be fun! I’ll give you a snack afterwards if you do it!’”

G: What do you want people to take from End Of Watch? And what did you take from the film after watching it completed?

A: “It obviously takes place in the world of the LAPD and the stuff that they come up against every day, but I think it’s about family. It’s about who you choose to surround yourself with and it’s the family you choose as an adult, you know? It’s a universal theme.”

G: So, we’re excited about the last Twilight film coming out. Is it weird that you’re not in this one for the first time?

A: “More than anything, I feel like I’m just excited to see the movie. I didn’t have that little window into what it was going to be. I wasn’t on set for any of those days, so I’m really psyched to see the movie.”

G: So you’ll be watching this one as more of a fan?

A: “Oh, absolutely.”

G: When it comes to this side of promoting a film, do you enjoy the premieres and getting dressed up for it?

A: “It’s funny, it’s kind of a pain in the butt and it’s a little stressful. You try and wear the right things and look your best, and it’s always a little bit of pressure. But with this one, it was, weirdly, kind of nice. Jake’s so nice and he’s so sensitive to women, so, like, every time America Ferrera, Cody Horn, Natalie Martinez and I would show up for a premiere he would be amazed that we would look so beautiful and complimenting us. He’s really good about it, he’s one of those guys that you’re like, ‘Your Mom raised you right’. So this one was weirdly fun because Jake and Michael were so impressed that we scrubbed up so nicely.”

G: You’ve worn some amazing dresses over the years. What are your style rules when it comes to dressing up for the red carpet? Do you just put your trust in the stylist?

A: “I guess I like having somebody there to push me out of my comfort zone because if it was left to me I would just wear little black dresses all the time. So I definitely have opinions, but I like having someone there I trust  to say every now and again, ‘You can wear a long dress or you can wear something with no back, and we will manage to find a bra that will fit that, it’s going to be okay.’”

G: What advice would you give to petite girls?

A: “I guess the thing I’ve learnt from starting this whole red carpet stuff, is that everything you buy you should get tailored. Which is really annoying, but I never knew what a big difference it made. I always thought things fit me but then I tried something on that actually fit and was like, ‘Oh no!’ So yeah, I mean, I am tiny, I am 5ft 2, so I think getting stuff tailored is a thing, like, getting sleeves taken in. I never knew was a thing that people did. So, yeah, that’s been a learning curve.”

G: Do you have a style icon?

A: “Kate Blanchet. I think there’s never a moment where she doesn’t look like the coolest person on the planet.”

G: What does your beauty regime consist of? If you were going to have a girls pampering night in, what would you do?

A: “I got this Arcona Wine hydrating mask, and I always have extra pairs of really fuzzy slippers around, so if friends come over, they can slip those on.”

G: What’s up next for you after End Of Watch?

A: “Pitch Perfect comes out in, I think, December in the UK, and that’s like this crazy acapella movie I did. And then after that I filmed a comedy with Miles Teller and Bryan Cranston called Get A Job, and then I did an improv movie called Drinking Buddies with Olivia Wilde with Ron Livingston and Jake Johnson.”

End Of Watch is out 23 November 2012. {glamourmagazine.co.uk}

Twilight’s Anna Kendrick: Being cut from Breaking Dawn Part 2 is bittersweet

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 hit London last night with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson both stunning at the film’s premiere in Leicester Square, while the cast reunited on the red carpet, someone who was notably absent was Anna Kendrick, who played Jessica Stanley.

We caught up with Anna as she promoted her latest film End of Watch, and asked how she felt about being left out of the final Twilight film.

Anna said: ‘It’s obviously a little bit bittersweet but mostly I’m just excited to see the final film as a fan and see what they’ve done and the way they’ve traversed this rollercoaster.

‘The fact of the matter is I usually shoot for just a week and I feel lucky to come in and do my little bit.’

Anna may have played down her part, but she’s still very much part of the cast adding: ‘I always feel welcome [with the Twilight cast] it’s like going back to summer camp, I still feel part of the family.’

Unlike Kristen and Robert, Anna was one Twilight star who managed to escape the huge interest in her private life, something she feel very fortunate to have.

She added: ‘It would be my preference [to be private] but you really don’t have a lot of control over that.

‘You don’t know what [films are] going to be a success, I appreciate that there’s not a lot I can do proactively to change that, it’s all kind of luck of the draw.’

But is she sympathetic towards her Twilight co-stars, Robert and Kristen who are subjected to so much media intrusion?

‘Yeah I do feel sorry [for them],’ Anna told us. But Anna isn’t focusing her time on that, instead she’s gearing up for the release of End of Watch where she stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. {marieclaire.co.uk}

Anna Kendrick’s 3 Rules for a Natural Beauty Look

Experimenting with the hottest beauty trends is always fun, but sometimes paring down to the basics is a welcome change.

We recently caught up with fresh-faced cutie Anna Kendrick at the launch party for Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must-Haves” for Jockey and had to ask her how she consistently nails the natural look.

Here’s what she told us:

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1. Wash your makeup off before you go to bed. “I should really follow my own advice with this one, because God knows I don’t do that all of the time, but it’s so important!” she says.

2. Pick a good moisturizer and keep it up. Hydrated skin makes all the difference and can prevent signs of aging. “I use Dermalogica Active Moist every day.”

3. Less is more. “For makeup, I apply the Bobbi Brown foundation stick just where I need it, so I’m not covering my whole face in product. It’s an easy step and I always feel more like myself when I’m not all covered up.”

Sounds like this smart starlet certainly knows how to let her natural beauty shine through. Tell us what you think! Do you have any beauty secrets of your own? {eonline.com}

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Anna @ “Ginger & Rosa” Screening

Appearances & Events > 2012 > November 8: “Ginger and Rosa” Screening

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Following a glitzy red carpet screening at the 2012 AFI Fest just a day earlier, last night FIJI Water and The Peggy Siegal Company hosted its own special screening of Sally Potter’s drama Ginger and Rosa at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. Stars Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning once again lit up the red carpet before heading in for the screening and after party, this time joined by some other familiar faces including Anna Kendrick, Michael Gladis, Ry Russo-Young, Jessica Joffe and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. {guestofaguest.com}