Anna Kendrick Compares 'Twilight' To A 'Hostage Situation' And Talks Kristen Stewart's Acting

Olivia Blair


With a string of films under her belt including the Pitch Perfect franchise, Into The Woods and What To Expect When You're Expecting, it can be easy to forget that Anna Kendrick started out in the The Twilight Saga.

The 34-year-old's breakthrough into the mainstream was playing Jessica Stanley, Bella's (played by Kristen Stewart) friend at Forks' high school in the vampire movie series.

Kendrick has now reflected on this time in her career for a Vanity Fair video, where she jokingly likened the set of the cult teen film to a 'hostage situation'.

Speaking about filming the first movie in Portland, Kendrick said: 'I just remember being so cold and miserable and I just remember my converse being completely soaked through and feeling like, you know this is a really good group of people and I'm sure that we would be friends at a different time, but I want to murder everyone,' she said laughing.

That experience ultimately helped the young cast - who were catapulted to worldwide fame thanks to the film series - bond.

'Although it was also kind of bonding. There was like something about it like you go through some trauma event like you imagine people who survive like a hostage situation, and you're kind of bonded for life.'

Kendrick said that by the time they worked on the sequel, New Moon, the weather was a lot less calm allowing them 'to get to know each other a little bit better'.

Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

By the time they came to the film's third and final movie, Eclipse, Kendrick had a significant scene where she delivers a speech on graduation day. While that performance was praised, the actor instead says praise should be directed towards her co-star Stewart.

'The thing that is happening is that you are looking at Kristen Stewart's reaction to that speech and that is the thing that is moving you,' she said humbly. 'People are like, "That speech is so amazing," and I’m like, "No, that’s her, she’s great".

Photo credit: Christopher Polk - Getty Images

In November, Stewart heaped praise on her co-star and ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, saying she was very excited for him to play Batman.

'I cannot wait to see that,' she said adding that has 'all the faith' in the British actor.

Ten years after the Twilight franchise ended, it's great to see the cast are all still each other's biggest fans.

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