Anna Kendrick on criticism of her looks: 'All the boys in my high school agree with you'

"The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?'" the actress says in the December issue of Marie Claire.

By Veronica Linares
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick opened up about one of the main criticisms she faces in an interview for the December issue of Marie Claire magazine.

"The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?'" the actress told the fashion glossy. "And you're like, 'No, you're not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'"


Kendrick previously addressed her not-being beer-commercial hot, in a Super Bowl ad for Newcastle, but frivolous criticism and appearance seem to be unimportant for the actress, who is clearly more interested in portraying "thoughtful and complicated" characters in film, much like the version of Cinderella she brings to life in the upcoming film, Into The Woods.

"You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations," Kendrick said. "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."


Kendrick became a household name after earning an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress after co-starring alongside George Clooney in the 2009 drama, Up In The Air, but the actress has always managed to keep her feet on the ground.

"It was insane," she said of the nomination. "Like really groovy and exciting. [But] there was a lot of 'Why me?'—that sort of thing."

Since then, Kendrick has starred in over a dozen films including blockbusters like Twilight: New Moon and Pitch Perfect and critically acclaimed pictures like Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas.

"The whole going movie-to-movie-to-movie thing, I've been living that way for three years," she said of her decision to take some time off. "Like I need to be a person and, you know, maintain relationships."

Kendrick will next star opposite Jennifer Aniston in the anticipated drama, Cake. Her full interview with Marie Claire will be in the issue released Nov. 18.

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