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Anna Kendrick is Everything You Want Her to Be

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For a certain type of woman—the kind whose first concert was an Oklahoma! sing-along instead of Hilary Duff—there's no better celebrity than Anna Kendrick. A Broadway kid turned movie star, she's done blockbusters (Pitch Perfect, Twilight), indies (Camp, Drinking Buddies), and a best-selling book ("Scrappy Little Nobody") about her rise to the top.

Kendrick is also a fashion model, starring in a series of Kate Spade New York ads with icons like Gloria Steinem. And though she's skipped the past few seasons, the 34-year-old was back in the front row for their Spring 2020 show. There was a lot to love on the catwalk—mosaic prints, elephant bags, and a sandal collaboration with Dr. Scholl's—but for those who worship at the Church of Sondheim, Kendrick was the queen.

Does she know it? Let's ask her…

Anna Kendrick, Larsen Thompson, Salena Qureshi, and Hannah Bronfman at Kate Spade New York

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It's been a minute since you were at Kate Spade. Why come back to the brand?

Well, last season I was filming, so I couldn't go anywhere. But I've always been in love with their commitment to fun. They get that its fun to dress up, and this is the way to do it. Theres certain brands where you just feel like, “Oh, I must be impossibly slouchy and dour with a cigarette hanging from my mouth, otherwise, Im not allowed to wear these clothes.” Kate Spade really feels like the opposite.

You and Gloria Steinem were in last year's ads. Did you vibe well?

In the beginning, I found her to be so intimidating. But when were on set, she was flipping through some fashion magazine—not [ELLE], I swear!—and she was like, “Huh. You know, the more expensive the clothing, the more miserable the models look.” And I was like, “Thats sooo true.” Its become a mantra of mine.

Did you know Fashion Twitter is obsessed with A Simple Favor? It's become a big plane movie between New York and Paris.

Are you serious? That's amazing.

You're doing another thriller, Unsound, soon, right?

Oh, you know what's weird? Actually, Ive done a bunch of stuff in between—comedies, mostly—but their release dates are later! So its going to look like I want to be a thriller queen, because A Simple Favor happened and then this, but thats not really the case. I just loved the LA Confidential vibe in the script, that old-school Chinatown vibe when someone uncovers a scandal and says, “This goes all the way to the top!” I couldnt want to say a line like that. Im such a sucker for that shit.

Same. I am also a sucker for CAMP, as are millions of other theater nerds.

Ooohhhh, yeah! That means a lot to me, honestly. I love that you all still watch that.

What's the most drama geek thing you've done lately?

I went and saw Hannah Gadsbys new show, but that's not the drama geek part. No, actually, I had to go to the bathroom at the worsRead More – Source

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