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I filmed seven movies in 2011 and I think that was a mistake. I pushed myself too hard and I want to be able to come to work each day and give 100 percent. I guess I found out what my boundaries are.
Anna Kendrick

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

I heard people saying they were going to become millionaires by the time they were 25 – that’s gross and obnoxious, but in California it’s looked on as an asset.
Anna Kendrick

I guess my silly dream is to be on ‘Game of Thrones.’ I don’t think that I can do that, but that’s my silly dream. And there are a lot of American comedies, particularly on NBC, that I would, I would love to do.
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I happen to be a huge ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan. I do an annual marathon of the extended editions.
Anna Kendrick

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

I think my iTunes is a kind of strange and embarrassing mix of show tunes and artists that I have no perception of whether or not they’re huge or not, you know? I’m the kind of person who doesn’t realize that The Arcade Fire is a big deal, but then I expect everybody to know Cocoon, and people tend to not know Cocoon.
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I think a good script is a rare thing, and I think no matter who you are you have to fight for the good ones.
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I was really overwhelmed by the amount of roles that I got offered that were carbon copies of what I did in ‘Up in the Air.’ I got every offer for every ambitious, unfeeling practically robotic character.
Anna Kendrick

I’m a big fan of ’30 Rock,’ which I think is the most genius show on television.
Anna Kendrick

My favorite movie is ‘The Women’ from 1939. It’s been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It’s just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know.
Anna Kendrick

It’s a lot easier to act when the writing is good. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out ‘Well, why did I say this next?’
Anna Kendrick

I definitely think it exercises an interesting muscle, auditioning for bad parts and trying to figure out how to make it real. I don’t know what I’m talking about now.
Anna Kendrick

There have definitely been more than a few moments in my life where I’m wondering where the next paycheck will come from and how I’m gonna pay rent.
Anna Kendrick

When you first saw ‘The Truman Show,’ did anyone else walk around for the next week not picking your nose just in case?
Anna Kendrick

I do admit that I’ve never been one to fit in easily to any given pattern. It’s not my choice. It’s just the way I am. So if the characters I wind up playing are all a bit different, it must be because that’s the way I like it. Anna Kendrick is different, and she’s going to stay that way.
Anna Kendrick

Sometimes when I try to make jokes or have a sense of humor in interviews, it doesn’t go over very well. But Twitter made my life easier in this way that I didn’t expect. It would have taken probably 10 times as long for people to accept my voice and my sense of humor if I didn’t have Twitter.
Anna Kendrick

When you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, or you won’t be able to pay the bills.
Anna Kendrick

I hate when people think you’re broken because your parents are divorced. And I really reject the idea of staying together for the kids. If they’re growing up in a house that’s not healthy, it’s better to know that’s not the model of what marriage should be.
Anna Kendrick

After doing ‘Pitch Perfect,’ I didn’t expect to do other musicals, but then I was offered ‘The Last Five Years’ and ‘Into the Woods,’ which are two of the greatest pieces of theater that I can think of. So obviously I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Oh I’m trying to really stay away from musicals right now, so thanks, but I’ll pass.’
Anna Kendrick

I felt different at 29 because 29, to me, is 30. There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up – well, semi-grown-up – body.
Anna Kendrick

I guess I feel I’m masquerading as an adult when I don’t have the kind of friendships and routines that I thought you were supposed to have as an adult. It’s the ‘Friends’ lied to me! syndrome.
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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.
Anna Kendrick

As an actress, you’re perpetually about to be unemployed. That fear – when you have two parents who worked 9-to-5 jobs and went through periods of being unemployed – is real. Those were not welcome times in my childhood.
Anna Kendrick

I used to think that guys preferred tall women. But plenty of them like short girls.
Anna Kendrick

I’ve always had volume on my side: the big-voice-in-a-small-package thing. I surprise people.
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