Anna Kendrick on Hit Fix: Her Future Plans

Greg from Hit Fix manged to catch up with Anna Kendrick in Toronto(pictured left Credit: AP Photo/Evan Agostini) and asked her a couple of questions about Up in the Air and her future in the Twilight Saga movies.

“A year ago I spoke with Dev Patel right after “Slumdog Millionaire” had debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The Brit’s first feature film, like many, Patel still couldn’t grasp the amazing road the eventual Best Picture-winning movie was going to take or the part he would play in it.  At the time,  having seen the journey of recent word-of-mouth contenders such as “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Juno,” I told him to savor as much of it as he could and enjoy the wild ride.  The same scenario is about to engulf up and coming actress Anna Kendrick…

: OK, the ‘Twilight’ questions you knew were coming.  Did you shoot ‘Air’ after ‘New Moon’

[Actually] I went to shoot ‘New Moon’ while I was still shooting ‘Up in the Air.’ I had to run back and forth.

Q: Was that hard?

It’s funny because the characters are so different and I was wrapped up in Natalie world, but Jessica, the character that I play in the series, is such a silly girl it was almost like a little escape to go and just play and just monologue about nothing.  Basically, I would go up to Vancouver and shoot a scene where something was [already] written, but [director] Chris Weitz would tell me to keep talking because we had to do all of it in one take as a ‘walk and talk’ and have it feel the space. So, he’d just tell me to say random stuff and it was like stretching in the middle of doing a marathon.”

See the rest of what Greg talked to Anna about here.


  1. If Anna was allowed to shoot New Moon and Up in the Air at the same time, why wasn’t Rachelle Leverfe able to do that with Eclipse and the other movie? :S

    • Probably because Anna told Summit well in advance that she would be doing Up in the Air as well so they were able to work together to make the scheduling work for both of them.

      Rachelle hadn’t told Summit till quite late even though she’d known for quite awhile that the films would collide in some way and as an actor it was her duty to tell Summit as soon as she knew so they could have worked around it.

      Please don’t think that I don’t like Rachelle cause I do but these are the facts as I see them.

  2. Wow, Anna is doing well for herself. Nice work.

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