Anna Kendrick is currently promoting her new film 'Pitch Perfect 2' which hits theaters May 15th and she is also the June 2015 cover star of Glamour magazine. On the cover shot by Steven Pan, Anna is a wearing a printed GUCCI PRE-FALL 2015 beaded panel halter maxi dress. Accessorized with ME & RO gold hoops, her cover look was topped off with blown straight tresses.
In the issue, Anna talks turning 30, her Pitch Perfect 2 character, gender bias in Hollywood and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more details on Anna's feature, visit Glamour.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel top, See by Chloé skirt, Necklaces, from top: Jennifer Meyer, Monica Rich Kosann, Ada Collection belt, Valentino Garavani sandals,
On her 'Pitch Perfect 2' character:
"I feel like you can't get an audience to like your character if she's actually cool, but you can if she's trying to be cool and sometimes fails. My favorite Beca is Struggling, Awkward Beca because I think that's who we all are. We want to be like Cool Beca, and we're not."
On turning 30 this year:
"I felt different at 29 because 29, to me, is 30. There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up—well, semi grown-up—body. But other times I can't wait to actually be 30, just so I can say things like, 'I'm 30. I don't have time for that. F--k off!'"
On gender bias in Hollywood:
There's [a film I'm considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, 'What the f--k? You have to cast for females based on who's cast as males?' To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f--king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it's easier to find women to match the men. I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role."
On making crass jokes in middle school:
"I didn't feel I was extraordinary in terms of looks or academia. I was like, Well, I can take a joke and I can make one too. I've got that going for me! So I leaned into that. There was a sense of: I refuse to allow you to make me feel uncomfortable. That carried over into adulthood. I'm not saying it's healthy. It's a defense mechanism, but it's one that serves me well."
On being afraid of taking a break from work:
"As an actress you're perpetually about to be unemployed. That fear—when you have two parents who worked 9-to-5 jobs and went through periods of being unemployed—is real. Those were not welcome times in my childhood. Working 14 hours a day isn't sustainable, but I prefer it [to doing fewer films]. I might as well be doing the thing that I wanted to do my whole life."
Topshop top, H&M skirt, Necklaces, from top: Jennifer Meyer, Garland Collection, Ariel Gordon, Jennifer Meyer bracelet.
David Brookton T-shirt, customized by Glamour. MiH Jeans jeans, Necklaces, from top: Jennifer Meyer; Garland Collection. Ilana Ariel bangle.