Anna Kendrick is a firecracker actress and musical performer known for her spunky and quirky personality. At just 27-years-old, Kendrick has already been a part of more successful projects than many will experience throughout their whole career. Anna has starred in several films that have skyrocketed her from a Broadway star to a full blown Hollywood celeb.
Kendrick began her career at just 10-years-old, traveling by bus from Maine to NYC to audition for Broadway shows. At just age 12, she’d already landed a spot in the musical High Society. Her portrayal of Dinah earned her a Tony Award nomination, making her the third youngest nominee in history.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kendrick recalls just how different she was from her peers in the audition room for a shampoo commercial:
“There was a roomful of kids and they taught us this jingle which we all had to sing. I remember looking around: everyone seemed so thrilled to be singing it. Then the casting director stopped us and said, ‘Anna, can you smile more please? You don’t seem like you’re very happy.’ I wasn’t so good at doing that cheesy little kid thing. At least now when I go on David Letterman, they don’t have some embarrassing clip of me singing a shampoo jingle.”…
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