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Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Criticism Regarding Her Looks

Anna Kendrick is one of the most high profile actresses in the movie industry right now. But it seems all is not perfect in the world of Ms. Kendrick. Despite nabbing the cover spot on the December is...
Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Criticism Regarding Her Looks
Written by Val Powell
  • Anna Kendrick is one of the most high profile actresses in the movie industry right now. But it seems all is not perfect in the world of Ms. Kendrick. Despite nabbing the cover spot on the December issue of Marie Clare, the star talks about the constant criticism she’s been given because of her appearance. She tells the magazine, “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.”

    The Pitch Perfect star has always been self-deprecating when it comes to her looks, even describing herself as “not beer-commercial-babe hot”. In an interview with Glamour magazine back in August, Kendrick talked about her image and how it doesn’t affect the kind of roles she’s been given. “The thing is, my appearance — that’s never been my moneymaker. I’m fine being small. I’m fine being all the things I am. And I’m happy I’m not supposed to be on the ’50 Most Beautiful’ list all the time, because that would be super fucking stressful,” she said.

    Kendrick has always been known for her quirky, out-of-left-field roles, and she says that her unique take on Cinderella for the film Into the Woods is no different. “You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations,” she explains. “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.”

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