Anna Kendrick Feels Like Twilight Was Her Day Job

Anna Kendrick is doing lots of press for her upcoming movie Paranorman and mentioning Twilight along the way.


Last year, before “Breaking Dawn Part 1″ came out, I had to watch all of the “Twilight” movies because I had never seen them before. It’s startling when you show up on screen. I mean, every time I thought, Anna Kendrick really is in this movie. In other words, I don’t associate you with those movies at all.

Yeah, I kind of refer to it as “my day job.” There are people — probably the majority of people who know who I am — think that is the only thing I’ve ever been in. Then there are people like you who didn’t know that I was in them. So, it’s funny, it feels like my “day job” because it feels unrelated to the rest of my career. So, yeah, you know, it was this thing that I got attached to and I went on the ride. And I’m really glad to have had the experience, while, simultaneously, not being swallowed up by the kind of juggernaut that it is. I’ve kind of had the best of both worlds.

You escaped unscathed.

Exactly. Huffington Post

It’ s like going to summer camp, where you feel really close to everybody when you’re there,” said Kendrick while promoting her new animated movie, ParaNorman. “I guess now I’ll have to make more of an effort, because I won’t see them just for work anymore. It was freezing and raining,” she said. “It was the middle of the night. We were pretending it was summer. It was 40 degrees and I was in a summer dress. So this sums up the experience: It was cold and wet but [we were all] pretending to be warm and happy. CelebBuzz

What Anna Kendrick is Excited For In Breaking Dawn Part 2

Anna Kendrick is currently doing PR for her new film Paranorman and she mentioned Twilight.

Non-Twilight Events With Twilight Stars at Comic Con

There are a number of events at Comic Con that last from the  Wednesday preview night all the way through the Sunday closing that involve Twilight actors in other franchises. Here is the master list of those appearances that we will update as more info becomes available. 

Wednesday July 11 Preview Night

 

6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings Ballroom 20

Sneak peaks at Revolution starring Billy Burke (Charlie) and JD Pardo (Nahuel)

Revolution — What would you do without it all? In Revolution,  an epic adventure thriller from Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, and Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic landscape of empty cities, local militias, and heroic freedom fighters where every piece of technology-phones, computers, cars, even lights-has mysteriously blacked out…forever. Revolution stars Billy Burke (Twilight films), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Animal Kingdom), Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J. D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Vampire Diaries), and Tim Guinee (Iron Man films) and is executive produced by Kripke, Abrams, and Bryan Burk (Fringe). Favreau directed the pilot and will serve as co-executive producer of the series, with Kathy Lingg (Fringe). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises. and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution will air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC this fall.

Sneak Peak of The Following starring Valorie Curry (Charlotte)

The Following — Golden Globe winner/Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon (Mystic River) and Rome‘s James Purefoy star in The Following, a cat-and-mouse thriller from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), about a diabolical serial killer (Purefoy) and the psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called in to stop him. The Following also stars Natalie Zea (Justified), Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men films), Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4), Adan Canto (Amar No Es Querer), and Kyle Catlett (Unforgettable), with Maggie Grace (Lost) recurring. Executive produced by Williamson and Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries), The Following is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television and will air on Mondays midseason on FOX.

 

Friday July 13

10:45-11:45 ParaNorman: Behind the Scenes— Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick,Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Travis Knight, Chris Butler, and Sam Fell discuss making their new stop-motion-animated comedy thriller, ParaNorman, made in 3D. Never-before-seen footage will be shown from the Laika movie that Focus Features is opening nationwide on August 17. Hall H

4:15-5:15 Entertainment Weekly: Powerful Women in Pop Culture (aka Women Who Kick Ass!)— Fan-favorites Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Sarah Wayne Callies (Walking Dead), Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast), Nikki Reed (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2), and Anna Torv (Fringe) open up about the power and privilege of playing characters that have redefined the rules for women. Basically, a discussion with women who kick ass. Moderated by EW’s Lynette Rice. Ballroom 20

Saturday July 14

6:00-7:00 Revolution Pilot Screening and Q&A— What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure thriller from Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and J. J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man films), a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every piece of technology-computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights-has mysteriously blacked out…forever. After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with creator and executive producer Eric Kripke and series stars Billy Burke (Twilight films), Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time), and Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution will air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC this fall. Room 6BCF

AUTOGRAPHING: Revolution signing: Actors subject to change(possibly Billy Burke and JD Pardo) 12:30 to 1:15 Saturday  Warner Bros. Booth #4545. It’s a lottery system. This is how it works!

AUTOGRAPHING: The Following, Actors subject to change (possibly Valorie Curry) Time TBA Saturday, Warner Bros. Booth #4545 It’s a lottery system. This is how it works!

Anna Kendrick to Be on Comic Con Hall H Panel on Friday Comic Con

Looks like Nikki Reed isn’t the only person Twilight connected with a special event on Friday July 13 at Comic Con!

 

10:45-11:45 ParaNorman: Behind the Scenes— Kodi Smit-McPheeAnna Kendrick,Christopher Mintz-PlasseTravis KnightChris Butler, and Sam Fell discuss making their new stop-motion-animated comedy thriller, ParaNorman, made in 3D. Never-before-seen footage will be shown from the Laika movie that Focus Features is opening nationwide on August 17. Hall H

Anna Kendrick Featured in MTV Movie Awards Promo

Don’t forget to vote daily in the two categories that Twilight is nominated in!

Anna Kendrick: Twilight Felt Like a Side Job

Anna Kendrick is doing PR for the movie What to Expect When You Are Expecting and she was asked where Twilight fits in in her overall career arc.

Via Twilightish

Anna Kendrick: We Threw Our Own Wrap Party

Contact Music is quoting Anna Kendrick about how small the original Twilight movie was.

People say, ‘But you must have known it was a big deal,’ but no, we didn’t.

“We even threw our own wrap party after the first movie. Emails were exchanged between us saying, ‘Hey, do you want to hang out? Do you think we should have a little wrap party thing?’

“It was not like being on a big movie; the success of the first film was an accident. I don’t really think something like that would happen by accident again.”

See more on Contact Music

Josh Horowitz Grills Anna Kendrick on Twilight and 50/50

In what is a really, really weird interview, Josh Horowitz talks to Anna Kendrick about Twilight and 50/50. We think it’s part of the schtick that is the after hours segment.

Video: Anna Kendrick: Breaking Dawn Shoot Was Cold

Unsurprisingly, Anna Kendrick found her Breaking Dawn shooting experience cold, but she is excited to see the film. Anna Mentioned Breaking Dawn as she spoke about her new film 50/50 (originally named I’m With Cancer) that is just opening and already has an OSCAR buzz. [Read more…]

Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Named as Spotlight Award Honorees

Ashley Greene and Anna Kendrick are two of artists that have been named as honorees for the 2011 Spotlight Awards hosted by the The Creative Coalition.   The Spotlight Initiative was created in 2008 to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world and celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking for their social relevance.  Ashley gained attention for her work in the film “Butter” about an adopted girl who discovers her talent for butter carving and competes against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.  Anna’s work in 50/50, a film about a 27 year old man’s battle to beat cancer, is what caught the attention of the Creative Coalition.  The awards will be given out at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10.

Read the full story at BroadwayWorld.com.