Why is nobody hitting on Anna Kendrick?
The 28-year-old actress claims she hasn’t been approached in that way since the 2009 dramedy “Up in the Air,” which earned her a supporting actress Oscar nomination.
“Honest to God!” Kendrick quipped in an interview with Elle magazine for its first social-media issue.
Do the math: That’s five years. Maybe it was because the “Cups” singer was in a relationship with “Shaun of the Dead” director Edgar Wright from 2009 to 2013, but still!
“I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks,” the Maine native told the magazine. As a teen, she said, she was a late bloomer.
“My mom would say it was a blessing, because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs. I would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs!”
But there is a silver lining: “I think I’m lucky that I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind.”
This is the same lady who put on a self-deprecating act for a faux 2014 Super Bowl commercial. In a fake behind-the-scenes video for the nonexistent Newcastle Ale ad, Kendrick jokes, “I was surprised that I even got offered the part, you know, ‘cause I don’t think of myself as like, beer-commercial-babe hot. You know? I mean, I’m hot, but like, approachable hot. Like, the-hottest-girl-in-your-improv-class hot. Like, hot to the guys who feel bad calling a girl hot.”
The woman she’s come to be, as she describes on her Twitter page, is “pale, awkward and very, very small.” Funny too. Kendrick offers her more than 2.5 million followers one short burst of humor after another.
“Burned my thumb on set today. iPhone fingerprint ID won’t work. Pretty sure I can get away with murder as long as I only use my thumb,” she tweeted early in May. Or how about, “Sometimes the only reason I leave my house is so when someone asks about my day I don’t have to say, ‘Netflix and avoiding responsibilities.’”
Clearly Kendrick isn’t afraid to have fun, even amid a very busy schedule. The actress will star in at least six films due out in 2015. Notably, she will portray Cinderella in Rob Marshall’s family fantasy “Into the Woods,” alongside Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. Kendrick will also reprise her role as Beca, the budding singer attending university, in the musical comedy “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Note to Ms. Anna Kendrick: We’re ready to be amused, again.