Anna Kendrick has a huge year in front of her — from promoting her new flick, Up In The Air at the Toronto International Film Festival to filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

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 Hitflix recently sat down with the 24-year-old actress to chat about pulling double duty on both flicks and how related to them she really is. Check it:

 On relating to her Up In The Air character, Natalie: “I think in a lot of ways I can relate to Natalie, but we want very different things. The speech about thinking she’d be married with a kid and have a Grand Cherokee by the time she was 23 has never registered with me. My parents had me late, they got married late, they had kids late. My mom for the majority of my upbringing was the breadwinner, so I just have very different ideas of what my life was supposed to turn out to be. I’m sure There will be plenty of surprises along the way and I have unrealistic ideas about things I assume will just work out, but I guess I’m going to just have to cross that bridge when I get to it.”

On playing two characters at one time: “It’s funny because the characters are so different and I was wrapped up in Natalie world, but Jessica, the character that I play in the series, is such a silly girl it was almost like a little escape to go and just play and just monologue about nothing. Basically, I would go up to Vancouver and shoot a scene where something was [already] written, but [director] Chris Weitz would tell me to keep talking because we had to do all of it in one take as a ‘walk and talk’ and have it feel the space. So, he’d just tell me to say random stuff and it was like stretching in the middle of doing a marathon.”

On if Jessica and the humans will be back in Breaking Dawn: “It does feel like to us — when I say ‘us’ I assume people know I’m referring to the human characters — it feels like it’s probably coming to a close. We appear in a dream sequence or one sequence in the book of of ‘Breaking Dawn’ so I don’t know if we’ll be back for it and we’re only signed up for three, because the three books were only out when we made the first film. So, I don’t know that we will be involved in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ but it’s a really fun thing to go back to. Particularly when I go back for this short period of time it feels like I’m going back to summer camp and I’m seeing my friends from summer camp.”

Up In The Air hits theaters on Friday, November 25th.


I guess this is what’s good about acting; you get to be different people and sometimes even be different from who you really are. Anna is really great for the role of Jessica and I enjoy seeing her be silly with the other ‘humans’. I’m looking forward for both movies!

What do you think of her characters? Will you see Up In The Air?