Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna KendrickA collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”
At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”
Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
Anna Kendrick's Scrappy Little Nobody: 5 great showbiz stories
Sitting cross-legged in a pleather booth at a Hollywood diner, Anna Kendrick is wearing a. She has no makeup on, and most of her frizzy hair is pulled back in a band. She looks like a hot mess. I have to say that because I promised Kendrick I would. After a busy weekend of cleaning, packing suitcases, and binge-watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , Kendrick tells me she considered wearing "half of what I wore to bed" to our Monday breakfast but changed her mind after she remembered "that point in the article where they're like, She swanned in looking blah, blah, blah. Kendrick isn't really one to fuss about her looks, and these days she wouldn't have time anyway. The year-old currently has eight films on her roster, including Pitch Perfect 2 , the sequel to the musical smash, out May
Anna Kendrick might not strike you as a Disney princess: The year-old actress is known as much for tweeting about things like her post-Oscar hangovers as she is for playing feisty outsiders in Pitch Perfect and Happy Christmas. Kendrick, who was nominated for a Tony for her performance High Society at just 12 years old, will also sing in Pitch Perfect 2 and The Last 5 Years in
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The plot follows Barden University's all-girl a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, as they compete against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals. Filming concluded in December , in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The film premiered in Los Angeles on September 24,  and was released on September 28, in the United States. It is the first film in the film series and was followed by two sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3 Four months later, newly arrived Barden University freshman Beca Mitchell has no desire to attend college but is forced to do so by her father, a professor at the university, with whom Beca has a strained relationship. Wishing she could instead pursue a career as a music producer in Los Angeles , Beca spends her time making mash-up mixes of songs and takes up an internship at the school radio station, where she gets to know fellow freshman Jesse Swanson.
Kendrick's first book, out Nov. The book, out Tuesday, Nov. Here are the best five stories:. On those days the entire cast would speed up their dialogue and cut off every laugh a moment too soon so I could beat traffic. Only one cast member indulged in languid pauses during those performances, and our conductor, Paul Gemignani, would punish her by radically speeding up the tempo of her songs. I bought some glitter nail polish in an alarming shade of blue and painted my toes so that I could be in control of one small corner of my body. And to top it all off, they bought out the whole hotel so no one could stay there, a precaution against crazy fans and paparazzi.
Ahead of the Dec. Since being released Sunday night, the soundtrack is already at No. If you're already familiar with the show, you likely went right to Meryl Streep performing the Witch's Rap it's just as delightful as you'd hoped. Fans of the show will notice a few songs have been cut -- most notably "Agony Reprise " and the lyrics to "Ever After" -- but beyond that and aside from a word change here or there , a great majority of the lyrics remain intact. For those that aren't as familiar with the music -- and who don't mind some light spoilers -- get ready with five tracks to listen to before you head to the theater.