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Anna @ Premiere of “Drinking Buddies” at SXSW

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Miscellaneous > Fan Photos > March 9, 2013: World Premiere of “Drinking Buddies” at SXSW

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Stars visit Austin for SXSW premieres

AUSTIN – Another star studded night in downtown Austin for day two of the film portion of South by Southwest.

“This is absolutely kind of the rock and roll of film festivals. It’s always kind of, you feel like one of the cool kids when you get to come to go southby,” explained actress Anna Kendrick.

Saturday’s premiere, “Drinking Buddies,” filled up within an hour and a half. It’s a romantic comedy about 2 things: drinking and flirting.

“It’s about beer and people liking each other,” explained Kendrick.

“People get a little bit sloppy, so it’s a great movie about getting sloppy,” said Ron Livingston who’s also in the film.

The film is about co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) who work at a Chicago brewery and spend their days flirting, even though they’re in committed relationships. Their significant others are played by Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick.

If you’re looking for another reason to see the film…

“Olivia Wilde is in it… she’s pretty good looking I guess,” joked Kendrick.

“It is totally improvised, it is totally organic and it’s funny. It’s the thing I’m most proud of,” Wilde claimed.

Wilde is no stranger to SXSW. In fact she was just on the red carpet Friday for the premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Jim Carey, Steve Carell).

“How lucky am I? I get to have 2 films here,” she said.

For this group, SXSW is about more than just work; the crew is also enjoying the festival & Austin

“We went to a food truck so that was a solid choice,” said Kendrick.

“You guys have a home grown film industry scene, and this is one of the only festivals that is still for filmmakers by filmmakers,” Livingston said.

“I got into town last night and my goal has been to drink as much craft beer as possible and try and see some movies,” said director & writer Joe Swanberg.

Swanberg said he feels a special connection to SXSW.

“Austin is a huge beer town and also SXSW has been such a good home to me,” he said. “This festival has been incredibly supportive, they showed my first movie here.”

That’s why Swanberg says there’s no better place for the world premiere of his film, starring some of his own favorite actors.

The film portion of SXSW goes until the 16th. {khou.com}

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The best of Drinking Buddies! Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick sport matching vintage looks to their film’s festival premiere

They had the daunting task of acting through the improv comedy without a script.

But that didn’t stop co-stars Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick from looking effortlessly chic at the red carpet premiere of Drinking Buddies at the South By Southwest Festival.

The screening took place at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

Beer babes: Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick star in the film Drinking Buddies about friends working at a craft brewery, which premiered at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday

Tron: Legacy starlet Olivia, who turns 29 on Sunday, flaunted her incredibly slim figure in a collared World War II-inspired red dress and open-toed green heels.

Olivia, who is engaged to comedian Jason Sudeikis, wore light make-up and wrapped up her ombré brown locks in a loose up-do.

The duo co-star in Drinking Buddies, a comedy about flirtatious best friends who work together at a craft brewery.
The whole gang: Olivia and Anna posed alongside their male cohorts in the film, actors Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston

The whole gang: Olivia and Anna posed alongside their male cohorts in the film, actors Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston

Olivia also graced the red carpet alongside co-stars Jake Johnson, who plays her buddy Luke in the film, as well as her on-screen boyfriend Chris, played by Ron Livingston.

The improv-style comedy was a stretch for Oscar-nominee Anna, who said that the only preparation she got for her role was an hour long conversation with filmmaker Joe Swanberg.

‘I never got one piece of paper – never once,’ she told IndieWire.

‘I think the most we got into the structure of the story was a conversation I had with Joe for about an hour on the phone.’

‘That was as close as I ever got to knowing what the hell was going on,’ she continued.

The film is the second premiere for Olivia Wilde at the festival, having walked the red carpet on Friday for her latest theatrical release The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. {dailymail.co.uk}

Press Updates

Anna Kendrick: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Reunion at MTV Movie Awards?

Anna Kendrick: 'Pitch Perfect' Reunion at MTV Movie Awards?

Anna Kendrick bares her back in a black bathing suit during a vacation last week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The 27-year-old Pitch Perfect actress was at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa with friends for a week and had fun hiking into the forest, lounging on the beach and at the pool, and enjoying tequila and wine tastings.

Anna also posted a ton of photos on her Instagram account. Check them out at @AnnaKendrick47!

Rebel Wilson just tweeted that she is trying to get Anna and their Pitch Perfect castmates together for a reunion at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

“I’ve been talking to the Pitch Perfect cast about reuniting for a number at MTV Movie Awards..aca-let’s CRUSH IT,” Rebel wrote. We really hope this happens!!!

FYI: Anna is wearing a Marissa Webb dress on one day and a Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti dress paired with a hat on a separate day. Her long necklace is the Karen London On A Roll necklace. {justjared.com}

Anna Kendrick Exclusive Interview On Her Favourite Film Role

Anna Kendrick may have chosen an eclectic mix of parts – from Twilight to her Oscar-nominated role in Up In The Air – but she revealed to Marie Claire that she relished in playing a more gentle character in new movie End of Watch.

We spoke to the Twilight alumni about this move away from her previous roles, as she revealed playing Janet opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, was a challenge she loved. Anna Kendrick said: ‘It’s certainly nice to be playing someone a lot softer and it’s certainly different to the tone of the rest of the film.’

The star went on to praise the film’s writer and director, David Ayer saying: ‘I had to improvise a piece where I was on tape saying a message to Jake Gyllenhaal’s character and it was really special. David Ayer is this big tough guy but he writes beautiful parts for women.’

Anna Kendrick also plays her roles beautifully as any fan of hers will know but she’s also keen to share what makes British men so beautiful to Americans, after all she is she is dating, English writer/director Edgar Wright.

Anna said: ‘Aside from the adorable accent, the sense of humour is a big part of why Americans love British men. American guys try really hard to be funny, but there’s a self deprecating humour with British guys that I think is really appealing and endearing.’

When Anna isn’t praising our nation’s men, she’s sharing personal photos with her fans on Instagram the latest of which show the star adopting a variety of fun poses including one in a swimsuit by a pool, climbing a mountain with friends and fitting inside a kitchen cupboard – as you do! {marieclaire.co.uk}

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick ‘splits’ from longtime love, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick is believed to have split from long-term boyfriend, director Edgar Wright, according to friends of the couple.

The likeable pair had been together since 2009 and kept their relationship private and low-key, unlike other Hollywood couples.

However, a friend told MailOnline: ‘Anna and Edgar really love each other, but the relationship ended amicably. They’re both great, funny people.’

Oscar nominated Anna, 27, has been been raising eyebrows with provocative and funny confessions to her 973,000 followers on Twitter – and recently posted a series of stunning shots of her on holiday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with friends last month.

She met Brit Edgar, 38, when he directed her in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but always declined to discuss their romance. When asked about their relationship in October, she said: ‘He’s good, but I don’t really talk about him.’

And in an interview with The Guardian in May, the star – who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for her role in Up In The Air – said she hated seeing paparazzi photographs of them together, saying: ‘I started crying immediately. It was like someone emailing a picture of you sleeping. It felt scary and dangerous. It still does. I try to ignore it.’

It is believed the couple found it hard to continue a romance because Anna lives in LA and Edgar is based in London.

The petite brunette’s career is going from strength to strength. Last year, she starred in surprise hit Pitch Perfect alongside Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson and has a roster of movies slated for release later this year.

She will star in a film about recent college graduates hunting for employment, titled Get a job, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as well as Alison Brie.

She also stars in ‘end of the world’ movie Rapturepalooza, co-starring Rob Corddry and John Francis Daley, which is about two teens who battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

Close: Anna Kendrick and Edgar Wright, seen here in Canada in 2010, were together for more than two years.

While Shaun of the Dead director Edgar – who is best friends with actor Simon Pegg – is currently editing another movie that he wrote with Pegg called World’s End, also featuring Shaun of the Dead co-stars Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman.

And he’s in pre-production for another film called Ant Man.

A spokeswoman for Anna told MailOnline: ‘It is my policy not to comment on client’s personal life’

A spokesman for Edgar has yet to comment.

While between movies, Anna has been making the most of her time off and posted a seductive photo of herself to Instagram in a backless swimsuit in Mexico.

The star accompanied the photograph with a humorous caption: ‘I’m bringin’ sexy back #PUNS #NailedIt #FistPump’

The double entendre was a nod to Justin Timberlake’s hit single SexyBack from 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds.

But Anna seemed to think her experiments in lighthearted exhibitionism required further explanation.

On Tuesday, Anna tweeted what appeared to be a justification for her risqué self-portrait: ‘How will I ever subject my future children to sufficient character-building humiliation if Glamour Shots no longer exists?’

Anna caught attention in January with a tweet about masturbating to Ryan Gosling in a public movie theater.

Her naughty admission quickly went viral as fans retweeted her message: ‘Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered “inappropriate”.’
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I hope it’s not true that Anna and Edgar split — they were SO perfect together :-/!

‘Rapturepalooza’ trailer out

Yay! I was wondering when there would be some news for this project! Anna’s role as Lindsey in RapturePalooza looks hilarious – can’t wait to see this in May:


Productions > Movies > RapturePalooza (2012) > Trailer #1 Screencaptures
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Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley Battle Craig Robinson In First ‘Rapturepalooza’ Trailer
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December 21, 2012 came and went with a slew of films conquering the topic of armageddon following in tow, but Anna Kendrick’s upcoming comedy proves there are still a few jokes left to be made about the end of times.

Hitting select theaters and VOD May 10, Rapturepalooza stars Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley as Lindsey and her boyfriend Ben who are left behind in suburban Seattle following the apocalypse. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride… and just maybe, saving the world in the process. {underthegunreview.net}

Anna Vacations In Mexico

Candids > Candids in 2013 > February 22: Vacationing at Garza Blanca Reserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with friends

Anna Kendrick Wears Sexy One-Piece Swimsuit, Shares Vacation Pictures via Instagram

Anna Kendrick Wears Sexy One-Piece Swimsuit, Shares Vacation Pictures via InstagramCredit: Courtesy of Anna Kendrick/Instagram

Who can blame Anna Kendrick for wanting to share her gorgeous — and hilarious! — vacation pictures with the world? In a series of Instagram photos, the Pitch Perfect actress documented her recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

In one image, the 27-year-old star wears a low-cut black one-piece swimsuit while kneeling in a pool at the Garza Blanca Resort. “I’m bringin’ sexy back,” Kendrick joked, referencing Justin Timberlake‘s 2006 hit single “SexyBack.” “‘No tans lines’ doesn’t have scandalous implications for me,” tweeted Kendrick, who has a fair complexion. “I’m basically see-through.”


Credit: Courtesy of Anna Kendrick/Instagram
The Oscar-nominated Up in the Air actress — who wrote the word “boobs” in the sand with a few pals — also shared a picture of the coastline at sunset. “Sometimes things are so beautiful it takes everything I have not to make an inappropriate joke and ruin the moment,” she joked. Other pictures featured the Twilight actress hiking a mountain and modeling a white Marissa Webb dress on her balcony.

Credit: Courtesy of Anna Kendrick/Instagram

The sarcastic star also tweeted a funny conversation she had with a pal during their getaway. “Friend: You know wearing sunglasses indoors just makes people notice you more. Me: Oh, I’m not hiding, I’m hungover.”

Kendrick certainly deserved some time off, given that she has three movies slated for release this year year. Drinking Buddies, costarring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, hits theaters March 13, while Rapturepalooza and Get a Job are currently in post-production. {usmagazine.com}

Anna Kendrick: Puerto Vallarta Vacation

Anna Kendrick enjoys some brunch at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico late last month.

The 27-year-old actress took some friends with her for a tropical getaway where they went hiking into the forest, spent lots of time on the beach and at the pool.

“Sometimes things are so beautiful it takes everything I have not to make an inappropriate joke and ruin the moment,” Anna wrote on Instagram with a stunning photo of her view.

She added on Twitter, “‘No tans lines’ doesn’t have scandalous implications for me #SPF85 #ImBasicallySeeThrough.”

FYI: Anna is wearing a Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti dress. {justjaredjr.com}

Anna Kendrick Sports Swimsuit During Vacation In Mexico

Anna Kendrick recently took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and evidently had such a good time that she wanted to share the experience with her fans.

In one photo posted on her Instagram, the “Pitch Perfect” star kneels in a pool while sporting a backless one-piece swimsuit and turning coyly toward the camera.

“I’m bringin’ sexy back #PUNS #NailedIt #FistPump,” she captioned the image.

In another, she basks in a stunning sunset while looking ethereal in a flouncy white dress.

Kendrick also joked about her pale complexion on Twitter, tweeting “‘No tans lines’ doesn’t have scandalous implications for me #SPF85 #ImBasicallySeeThrough.”

The actress, 27, has become known for her cheeky sense of humor on her social media accounts. In January, she hilariously tweeted, “Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered ‘inappropriate.’” {huffingtonpost.com}