Anna Kendrick: 'All of the boys in my high school agree' I'm not pretty

Anna Kendrick: 'All of the boys in my high school agree' I'm not pretty
Anna Kendrick talks Cinderella, her looks and working for three years straight in the December 2014 issue of Marie Claire. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Anna Kendrick's mental state may have been altered during her feature interview for the December issue of Marie Claire.

At least that's what the "Into the Woods" star has jocularly claimed on social media -- and it's just fine by her.


"Marie Claire got me drunk for my interview," the 29-year-old tweeted Monday. "#true #DidntFightIt."

That is in fact the case, as the Oscar nominee's interview with Jessica Pressler took place during a bartending lesson at Varnish, a "speakeasy-ish bar in downtown L.A." The prolific social media user also alerted followers to her cover story with a phallic interpretation of her December cover, because that's just the kind of girl she is.

The self-deprecating actress told Elle in June that she hadn't been hit on in five years, and the theme of being undesirable continued with Marie Claire: She knows her looks tend to be polarizing, and she's not deaf to those conversations.

"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,'" she quipped.

Her looks didn't seem to bother Disney though: Kendrick plays Cinderella in the upcoming fairy tale mashup, which opens on Dec. 25 and also stars Meryl Streep as the witch, Chris Pine as Prince Charming, Johnny Depp as the Wolf and James Corden and Emily Blunt as the baker and his wife.

Kendrick has got a lot to say about the character, which she succinctly summarized with an F-word peppered meme of Disney's 1950 princess. The trailer for "Into the Woods," which dropped last week, frames her Cinderella as a confrontational version of the obedient archetype.

"The character is thoughtful and complicated. You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations," Kendrick said of her alter ego. "The interesting thing about her is she overthinks things, she's uncertain -- we don't see that in most versions. In a lot of ways, I think it's this incredibly brave story. She's neglected and abused her entire life. She finally gets love and it's not the kind of love she was looking for, and she stands up for herself."

The "Twilight" alum is slated to appear in a bevy of upcoming films, including "Cake" with Jennifer Aniston, "The Hollars," "Pitch Perfect 2" and a half-dozen others. Now that she's done filming them, she's taking a short break.

"The whole going-movie-to-movie-to-movie thing, I've been living that way for three years. Like I need to be a person and, you know, maintain relationships," she said.

Kendrick's full interview hits newsstands Nov. 18.

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