Anna Kendrick stars in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World alongside Michael Cera in theaters today! The movie is based off of the Scott Pilgrim comic books, and with stars like Anna and Michael it’s sure to be hilarious! J-14 caught up with Anna to find out more about the movie and what’s next for her.
J-14: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World has tons of great action scenes in it. Are you involved in any of them?
Anna Kendrick: I was sitting in the background of an action scene once. But unfortunately I don’t get to do any fighting. But the training was really intense, and I was shooting Up in the Air and New Moon and you know kind of Eclipse right afterwards, so I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I had to do the fight training. So I’m kind of grateful that it just worked out that way.
J-14: Do you relate to Stacey, your character in the film?
Anna: I mean I am definitely a snarky little sister and I tell my older brother what to do all the time. So his line is that I have been preparing for this role my entire life. Stacy is a little sister who thinks of herself as the older sister and I guess I feel the same way.
J-14: Stacey helps her brother Scott fight off his exes. Have you ever dealt with ex drama in your own life?
Anna: I end up being friends with my ex-boyfriends and then realizing that they are way better friends than they were boyfriends or I was a girlfriend.
J-14: You have become great friends with your Twilight Saga castmates. Do you turn to each through all the craziness?
Anna: Yeah, I mean there are certain cast members who are dealing with a lot more than others and I don’t pretend to completely understand what you know Kristen [Stewart] is going through or Rob [Pattinson] is going through, or Taylor [Lautner] is going through. But I’m really glad that we kind of go back and shoot these movies because we all have each other to lean on. I guess I don’t necessarily include myself in that equation but I think it’s a good supportive group of people.
J-14: What’s next for you? Breaking Dawn?
Anna: Oh absolutely, yeah. I mean, I don’t have a script so I don’t know if I’m in them, but obviously I have been there from the beginning and would love to do it, but I’m just waiting to find out.
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