I thought only ‘a cou­ple of nerds’ would like Pitch Per­fect

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Anna Ken­drick thought only a “cou­ple of nerds” would watch ‘Pitch Per­fect’. The 31-year-old ac­tress be­came a Hol­ly­wood su­per­star when she took on the lead role in the mu­si­cal movie, and says she had no idea that the movie would be as suc­cess­ful as it was. Asked if she ex­pected the flick to be suc­cess­ful, the brunette beauty said: “No, not at all. When I read the script I was so ex­pect­ing it to be some­thing I’d seen be­fore. I was just hop­ing a cou­ple nerds would re­ally like it.”‘Pitch Per­fect’ went on to make Anna a cool sum of $115 mil­lion, and has since seen her reprise her role in ‘Pitch Per­fect 2’, as well as an up­com­ing third in­stall­ment. And it wasn’t just the movie that spelled suc­cess for the star, as she also found her­self sit­ting at num­ber six in the Bill­board mu­sic chart for the movie’s hit song ‘Cups (When I’m Gone)’. Speak­ing on Amer­i­can news pro­gram ‘Sun­day Today’, Anna said: “It’s so weird. I was just like, ‘How is this just hap­pen­ing?’ The other peo­ple on the charts were Mi­ley Cyrus and Mack­le­more and they’re out pro­mot­ing and they must be like, ‘What is this b ****** t?’“I think it was a real tes­ta­ment to the nerdery that ex­ists in the world.” But it wasn’t al­ways plain sail­ing for the movie star, as she pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted she used her small role as Jes­sica Stan­ley in the ‘Twi­light’ saga to help “pay the bills”. She said: “Twi­light mostly paid the bills be­cause there were four of them that I got to do. They just kept hir­ing me. Peo­ple don’t re­al­ize that I get paid to make a movie and then a year goes by and then I pro­mote it for six months. I’ve only got the one pay­check, and that was a year and a half ago. So ‘Twi­light’ saved me in the sense that it was this thing that kept go­ing.”

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