'A Simple Favor': 2018 is Anna Kendrick's best year yet and we have never loved her more than we do now
The year started hilariously for the 33-year-old star when she was mistaken for Anna Kournikova but that was only the beginning of the humor the year had in store.
You are either taken seriously or you're not, but when it comes to Anna Kendrick it's the best of both worlds. The star's Instagram and Twitter feed is enough to assure you of that. Currently promoting her upcoming movie with Blake Lively, 'A Simple Favor,' Kendrick was all fun and games when she appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday and played a 'simple favor' game with the host.
Peculiar to Kendrick's personality, she won hearts with her favor requests to Ellen which included the 60-year-old TV personality tweeting about Kendrick and her upcoming movie, assuring that the flick will "get you laid." Poking fun of her own petite stature and easily fitting inside her suitcase, Kendrick's viral photo that turned into memes, was projected in the show and while laughter was the dominating reaction, you couldn't help but gush over Kendrick's perky comebacks.
.@AnnaKendrick47 is my favorite person of all time.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 6, 2018
#ASimpleFavor is so amazing, it’ll get you laid.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 6, 2018
#ASimpleFavor is so great, it’ll change your life.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 6, 2018
The 33-year-old Brunette, born and raised in Maine is now a big deal. Back in the day, when Kendrick was just a teenager, but precisely a talented one, had scored a Tony Award nomination in 1998 for her Broadway musical 'High Society.' Two decades down the line she's established herself as a powerhouse of abundant talent, demonstrating her singing skills in movies such as 'Pitch Perfect,' and acting skills in a drama starring alongside George Clooney in 'Up in the Air' and instantly winning a nomination in the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress.
Even though she began her career in acting when she was only 12 years old, she gained international recognition by playing a side-role in the sensational movie 'Twilight' in 2008. She kept reprising her role as the main character's, (Bella, played by Kristen Stewart) best friend, Jessica Stanley, in the sequels 'New Moon,' 'Eclipse,' and 'Breaking Dawn.' The following year, her movie with Clooney earned rave reviews and she was concretized in the limelight. However, just when you thought we had seen all of Kendrick, she surprised her fans by starring in the popular musical comedy 'Pitch Perfect' in 2012 and actually rendering splendid vocal performances with her fictional Capella group. In fact, her cover of the song ‘Cups’, which she had sung for the film was released as a single and it not only became a hit but peaked at number 6 in the US Billboard 100 in 2013. Her song also became the official theme song of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, and it was no wonder that by then Kendrick had become a household name.
Even until last year, she reprised her role in 'Pitch Perfect 2' and made the movie franchise a huge commercial success worldwide. Other movies including 'The Accountant' and 'Table 19,' received mixed reviews but that did not dismiss her long hard-fought stardom. The star's graduation into more serious roles is evident with her upcoming movie 'A Simple Favor,' where she plays Stephanie Ward, a mom blogger who gets caught up in a mysterious and curious situation as Blake Lively, who plays Emily, goes missing. Remember when Blake emptied out her Instagram? Well, it was to promote this film.
Kendrick is doing it her way; by avoiding attention. In fact, in her recent interview with Ellen, she confessed that she lied to her 'Pitch Perfect' cast sheerly to avoid birthday plans. The 5'2'' actress, whose birthday was on August 9, said; “I did nothing. I’m one of those people that hates my birthday because I hate attention. No… I don’t know why." She further added that “all the girls from ‘Pitch Perfect’ always try to get me to do something with them… I actually told them, ‘I’m in Vancouver visiting a friend.’ Now they know I wasn’t.”
The audience clapped, and we clapped too, at home, because she is one of the most relatable actors out there and we need someone like that. The actress of English, Irish and Scottish descent, is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the year and yet she seems like somebody we would love to hang out with, by a streetside coffee shop. Why? Because someone of her status would calculate and celebrate her birthdays in hundreds- people and party, perhaps our assumption, but turns out she is happy eating cake by herself with no one judging her.
2018, a good year for Kendrick, started off pretty rough when she was mistaken for Anna Kournikova by Yahoo. Kournikova, a tennis star and Enrique Iglesias's partner, was in the news for showing off photos of their newborn twins, but instead of Kournikova's picture, Kendrick's was used. However, seeing the humor in the situation, Kendrick promptly tweeted a hilarious response writing: “Dear Yahoo: how do I get to this timeline where I’ve slept with Enrique Iglesias please and thank you.” She went on to add; "I realize the confusion probably came from the two Anna K names, but she’s a tall blonde athlete and I’m – oh, oh – do they think I’m the baby?”
The world was delighted to see her funny side, not that it was new, but because it was a fresh new funny start to the year. In 2017 itself, I promise, we could bring out all the funniest tweet we've ever encountered from Kendrick's profile. Here are a few:
Every time "Kendrick" is trending I get worried I'm in a Ghost situation and this is how I find out I'm dead.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) April 14, 2017
I've still never seen a fidget spinner in person. So I guess I've made all the correct life choices?— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2017
Direct sunlight: that helpful friend who points out all the spots you missed shaving— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 9, 2017
And 2018 has been ever better:
Dear Yahoo: how do I get to this timeline where I've slept with Enrique Iqlesias please and thank you. pic.twitter.com/4mmA2i7dse— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) January 17, 2018
I didn’t text you back because I couldn’t find the right gif.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 4, 2018
But what tops it all is that she got to kiss her 'A Simple Favor' co-star, Blake, who she refers to as the "tall drink of water," because Blake is 8'' taller than Kendrick. "All I'm ever thinking about in [kissing] scenes is, who has gum? Who has a mint? And I think Blake is probably the same because I've never experienced a guy, like, searching for a mint and searching for gum. So, we were the mintiest, freshest two people to have ever kissed in the history of America," said in an interview.
The girl crush between these two is well documented, because earlier this year, Blake joked that the only person she'd cheat on Ryan Reynolds with is Kendrick, and Kendrick said that she "let Ryan" have Deadpool, which makes it okay.
Kendrick, who is often referred to as a "triple threat" because she can act, sing and dance, never fails to amuse her fans. Her appearance in Ellen, even proved that she can rap. Well, is there something she can't do?