Anna Kendrick Quotes

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Age

I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.

My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.

I'm a pretty big dork.

I’m a pretty big dork. It’s crazy. I’m one of those people who grew up with all kinds of musicals, but I was right at that age where ‘Rent’ was a big deal for me and for my friends.

I guess as long as people think of me for different ages, I’ll trust their opinion. I remember noticing one year that Michelle Monaghan played 34 and 19, so I’ve kind of clung to that as my justification that I can be Jake Gyllenhaal’s wife and a freshman in college in the same year.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Character

You can relax more when you’re playing a silly character than when you’re playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the ‘Twilight’ cast. He’s the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn’t him!

I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.

You can’t tell an audience to like a character. And I think the best way to get the audience on someone’s side is to embarrass them.

With any other movie, you’re entering new territory, so it’s quite different to be involved in something where it’s the same characters, and the same people.

I feel like you can’t get an audience to like your character if she’s actually cool, but you can if she’s trying to be cool and sometimes fails.

I fall in love with characters

I fall in love with characters when they’re out of their element or are uncomfortable and you really feel for them in a knee-jerk sympathetic way.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Films

I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.

I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.

I’m into ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ obviously, and I’ve seen all the Romero movies. I am a classic zombie queen. And I love the White Walkers on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Weirdly, it wasn’t until pretty late in life that I found my entry point into horror films.

The most frustrating things is when you read something that has so much potential, but there are other little red flags where you think, I don’t know that I would see eye-to-eye with the people making this film. And that is the worst environment to enter, and absolutely not worth the risk.

The music industry seems scary to me. I mean the film industry is crazy enough so the music industry to me seems like the wild, wild West. Like I would just never dare.

To not be self-conscious of your appearance is huge, and something that I desperately hope to carry into film at some point in my useless life – to not be thinking, “My ear looks weird from this angle, why is the camera over there?”

I just got on Twitter because there was some MTV film blog that quoted me on something really innocuous that I supposedly said on Twitter before I was even on Twitter. So then I had to get on Twitter to say: ‘This is me. I’m on Twitter. If there’s somebody else saying that they’re me on Twitter, they’re not.’

I feel like people want there to be this mystery between film and theater, but I just kind of went where I got jobs, you know?

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Filmking

I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I’m not thinking about the camera and that it’s second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it.

Rocket Science' is really

Rocket Science’ is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think ‘Camp’ was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don’t have an audience for immediate validation.

I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Humility

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

I’m so humble it’s crazy. I’m like the Kanye West of humility.

Humility was an important part of the way I grew up. And I found that to be less common when I moved to California. That’s not to say humble people don’t exist there, but ambition seems really important.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Movies

I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I’m not thinking about the camera and that it’s second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it.

Rocket Science’ is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think ‘Camp’ was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don’t have an audience for immediate validation.

I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Parents

My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.

My parents were really,

My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.

Anna Kendrick Quotes On Twilight

You can relax more when you’re playing a silly character than when you’re playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the ‘Twilight’ cast. He’s the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn’t him!

People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs; people do Civil War re-enactments; people do what they like. I’m tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don’t like ‘Twilight,’ don’t buy a ticket.

My goal all along has just been to work and support myself. I’ve been really lucky to walk away from the ‘Twilight’ series unscathed. Somebody asked me recently what it’s like to be a star. I thought that was the strangest question. If you saw my day-to-day life, the word ‘star’ just doesn’t apply.

For people whose job it is to make sure we make money, there’s a lot of pressure.

I feel like you can’t get an audience to like your character if she’s actually cool, but you can if she’s trying to be cool and sometimes fails.

There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up – well, semi-grown-up – body. But other times I can’t wait to actually be 30, just so I can say things like, “I’m 30. I don’t have time for that. F – k off!”

I feel like I've got it together

I feel like I’ve got it together when things are going well with my family.

One of the surprises of being a grown-up is embracing the fact that you see your friends when you are both available. It’s not like you hang out all the time…. It’s just the reality.

I had a confusing relationship with my Barbies, but I love trolls. I tortured my Barbies.

I was at awards shows and felt really lost so it was good to play someone who was really lost.

The music industry seems scary to me. I mean the film industry is crazy enough so the music industry to me seems like the wild, wild West. Like I would just never dare.