The Boston Globe: Local Girl Anna Kendrick’s Rise to Fame

The Boston Globe sat down with native New Englander, Anna Kendrick, to talk about her new work in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Twilight Saga, and her recognition in the acting world. (Photo Credit: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

MG: You’re a part of this huge, crazy “Twilight’’ thing, and then all of a sudden you’re an Oscar campaign. How have you maintained any normalcy?

AK: I’ll tell you, the really humbling moment is the moment that you get home from the Golden Globes or the BAFTAs or the Oscars, and you sit on your bed, which is the same crappy IKEA bed you’ve had since you were 18, and you put on an old episode of “Family Guy,’’ and you have a frozen meal . . . and you’re trying not to get macaroni and cheese on your thousand-dollar gown.

MG: In every interview I’ve read with you, you get asked something about your costars Robert Pattinson and George Clooney — like, what does one smell like versus the other. Or if you were on an island, who would you bring? You always play along. It must get annoying.

AK: I’ve always tried to be nice and not to dismiss that question, but I’ve gotten to the point where I’m wondering why I don’t. . . . It’s one of the things that really makes me hate doing interviews. If somebody said that about me all the time or asked, “Who’s sexier, Anna or Kristen Stewart?,’’ it would make me feel terrible. And I would imagine it would make her feel terrible, too.

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  1. No comments… no surprise. I like her and all but “they” keep trying to hype her when no one is really excited.

    • She even during the Oscar Buzz she didn’t seem to get the credit she deserved. I didn’t even know she was in Scott Pilgrim. Even a small part by Anna may make the movie worth seeing. Always gracious and well spoken.

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