Anna Kendrick's Drunken Interview Could've Been Better

There are a couple good quotes, but Jezebel wasn't impressed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2014 10:33 AM CST
Anna Kendrick poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new movie "The Voices" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on on Sept. 11, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon)
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(Newser) – "Marie Claire got me drunk for my interview #true #DidntFightIt," Anna Kendrick tweeted yesterday. Apparently the actress and writer Jessica Pressler first took a bartending class, then went to dinner. Some of the results were predictably amusing:

  • On her looks: "The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?' And you're like, 'No, you're not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'"
  • On a recurring dream she has: She's fighting in the dream, "Like, really physically kicking, and throwing punches and doing karate moves and breaking things. Which I could never actually pull off in real life because I'm so small. Ol' McSpaghetti arms."

But most of it, Madeleine Davies writes on Jezebel, was "just your typical lady mag word salad." And Lorena O'Neil at the Hollywood Reporter agrees, noting that "drunk" Anna Kendrick apparently says "pretty much the same type of things that sober Anna Kendrick says—unless she's drunk 100% of the time in interviews." It's a shame Marie Claire wasted this opportunity, Davies writes: "Anna, we the Jezebel staff would formally like to invite you out for a night of true drunkenness. We can talk about dicks, sing Sondheim songs, and try to figure out why Marie Claire dressed you in a turtleneck, blazer, and no pants, then posed you on the beach." (Kendrick said this summer that no one has hit on her in quite a while.)

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