Anna Kendrick: “Cups” Sneak Peek
Anna Kendrick:

Check out this new behind-the-scenes footage from Anna Kendrick‘s “Cups” video shoot!

The 27-year-old actress chatted with Entertainment Tonight about re-creating the song for a single release and whether or not she would ever record a solo album.

“My next movie is a musical which is crazy because I didn’t mean for that to happen,” Anna explained about her upcoming flick The Last 5 Years. “As far as making an album, album? I would just feel so silly, so it’s not something I’m thinking about.”

Would Anna Kendrick Release a Solo Album?

Anna Kendrick pleasantly surprised moviegoers last year when she flexed her vocal chords in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect and will flaunt her golden pipes once again in the upcoming musical The Last Five Years. However, would she ever record her vocal skills to compile her own album?

Kendrick’s musical performance in Pitch Perfect, named “Cups,” became an instant hit, receiving its own adapted radio version and landing on the Billboard Hot 100.

Next on the list, the song will launch its own music video. ET was exclusively on the set of the video for “Cups,” which starred none other than Kendrick, who pondered the notion of recording a solo album.

“My next movie is a musical, which is crazy ’cause I didn’t mean for that to happen. It’s not like a strategy,” the 27-year-old actress said. “…But, as far as making an…album, I mean, I just would feel so silly. So, it’s not something I’m thinking about.”

Although she’s not keen on the idea of producing her own solo album to send out to the world, the 50/50 actress was thrilled to be filming a music video for her Pitch Perfect song.

It not only presented her with an opportunity to work with director Jason Moore once again, but also pleased her cinephilic needs.

“[I agreed to the music video] mostly ’cause I wanted to work with Jason again ’cause I’m totally obsessed with him,” the once Broadway actress said, “and because this idea of an entire diner full of people doing the ‘cup thing’ really satisfied the Busby Berkeley (director, choreographer) lover in me. I was really excited to come and do this music video.”

Kendrick’s Pitch Perfect character, college student “Beca Mitchell,” may be the founder of the original “Cups” tune, but she revealed that she was out of character for the music video and its context has strayed from the world of the film from which it originated.

Pitch Perfect‘s popularity hasn’t been isolated to the catchy tune. After garnering $113 million worldwide at the box office, the film, which also features breakout star Rebel Wilson, has accumulated an impressive $46 million and counting in DVD sales.

“To be honest, I always suspected it would do really well and, in fact, better on DVD because…it makes sense to me that lots of girls are getting together and watching this in their homes,” Kendrick assessed. “…I like that it’s…[a] weird social movie.”

“Cups” from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack is out now. You can view the director’s cut of the video on Vevo.com. {etonline.com}

Anna Kendrick Goes Blonde for New Movie Role: Picture

Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick dyes her blonde for a new movie role.
Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick dyes her blonde for a new movie role. Credit: Courtesy of Anna Kendrick; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Anna Kendrick is a newly-minted blonde bombshell. The 27-year-old Pitch Perfect actress recently dyed her hair blonde, but admits she’s still adjusting to her shocking transformation.

“Had to dye my hair for a film. Keep getting spooked when I pass reflective surfaces,” the former brunette joked on Twitter Tuesday, April 9. “Now I know how puppies feel.”

On April 11, she shared a black and white picture on Instagram of her long blonde hair concealing her face. She joked, “Debuting my new hair color in B&W in case any of my followers are colorblind. Or dogs.”

But the Oscar-nominated actress doesn’t plan to stay a blonde for long. She added, “So strange. Just until we wrap.”

Unfortunately, Kendrick’s new blonde ‘do may not be making its red carpet debut Sunday at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Though the cast of Pitch Perfect is set to join former costar and host of the show Rebel Wilson in a special opening act number, Kendrick may not be joining them.

A rep for the actress told the Huffington Post that Kendrick will not be attending because she’s filming The Last Five Years in NYC.

Though she won’t be joining the Pitch Perfect reunion, fans can still enjoy watching Kendrick’s new music video for the “Cups” song from the 2012 musical comedy. The video premiere Friday at 4:30 PST on Vevo, and Kendrick tells Us that she was surprised the short song became a radio hit.

“They’ve added some instrumentation which is really cool and vibing off the whole Mumford and Sons kind of sound,” she says. “They’d originally looped my voice doing the choruses which really bugged me, so I begged them to let me go re-record it so it didn’t sound creepy and repetitive.” {usmagazine.com}