Nobody is more worthy of gracing the cover of FASHION’s February issue than Anna Kendrick. Wholeheartedly dedicated to the month of love, our latest issue features the one and only Oscar-nominated actress—a much-adored talent who currently has Hollywood crushing on her. Hard. Slated to star in more than six films this year, the 29-year-old actress is experiencing the most attention she’s had in her entire career. Most of it is due to her star turn in in Disney’s cinematic adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods (in theatres now), where she sings the octaves off songs for her role as Cinderella. Between hitting the red carpet at TIFF, Kendrick was exclusively photographed by Max Abadian and interviewed by FASHION’s features editor, Elio Iannacci. Here is a sneak peek of the cover story, which hits newsstands on January 12, 2015.
Anna Kendrick on:
Dating someone who resembles Chris Pine’s Prince Charming in Into The Woods:
“Oh no. Never. I’ve never really gone for the razzle-dazzle types, no quarterbacks, no flashy guys and no Prince Charmings. Chris Pine’s version of Prince Charming is so funny, and so on-point, and very much all style and no substance. A [date] once picked me up in a Mustang and he was leaning on the hood of it. He waiting for me and I was inside my apartment, looking out the window, thinking ‘Oh, this is going to go terribly.”
The best Valentine’s Day of her life:
“When I was in my early twenties, I was in L.A. and I had one of those big kind of “Anti Valentine’s Day” dinners with all my single friends which is just a classic move. That went terribly wrong. We tried but none of us could cook—to make pasta with sauce—but it got all sticky and we just had to use like a fork to cut it up and like the chicken was so dry that people couldn’t eat. Cookies got burned too. We ended up ordering pizza and laughing about it.”
Her most awkward fan encounter:
“I had a guy come up to me in a bar and I was trying to play darts with my friends but he was trying to talk to me during the game. I was really nervous that I was going to like hit [him] in the face with a dart. I didn’t. It would be one hell of a headline.”
Her secret matchmaking skills:
“If it wasn’t for the weirdos, I’ve have no career. There were these two fans of mine that sent me this thing for my birthday—through my publicist. It was a letter about how they met on a fan forum and they like lived in different states but they met up and – sort of weirdly got together. Two weirdos found each other because they liked what ever weirdo vibes I was giving off! That was so sweet, it almost made me cry. That said, I’m really grateful to all the weirdos out there but I think it’s better for my personal sanity not to read my own fan fiction.”
Her red carpet strategy:
“Recently I’ve decided that there’s no point in getting dressed up if I’m not having fun. I’ve looked at enough red carpets right now and realized that everyone might think that Taylor Schilling looked better than Lena Dunham at the Emmys… but I thought Lena rocked that red carpet more than anybody else. What the point in fashion if you’re not having a good time?”
To read our cover story, pick up the FASHION Magazine February 2015 issue starring Anna Kendrick, available on newsstands January 12, 2015.