Anna Kendrick and Edgar Wright have split up after dating for four years.
“She’s single,” an insider told Us Weekly. “It was done a little while ago.”
No reason was given for why the 27-year-old actress and the 38-year-old director decided to break up, or exactly when they stopped seeing each other. The two ended their relationship the same way they dated — quietly.
Kendrick and Wright met in 2009 on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Kendrick played Stacey Pilgrim, the younger sister of the title character, who was played by Michael Cera. Wright directed, produced, and wrote the screenplay for the film.
After Scott Pilgrim, Kendrick went on to star in Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, and 50/50. She’ll be starring opposite Olivia Wilde in the upcoming comedy Drinking Buddies.
Wright is probably best known for working with fellow Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the upcoming comedy The World’s End, which will be final film in the “Three Flavours Cornetto” or “blood and ice cream” trilogy.
Each of the three films is connected to a Cornetto ice cream flavor — Shaun of the Dead is strawberry (representing the blood and gore in the film), Hot Fuzz is the blue Cornetto classic (representing the police element), and The World’s End will be mint chocolate chip. The corresponding flavor is featured in the first two films and will appear in the third film as well.
The nickname of Wright’s trilogy is also a reference to Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours film trilogy.
Wright also co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin with Steven Moffat and Joe Cornish. He’ll also be directing a film adaptation of Marvel superhero Ant-Man, which has already been given an official release date of November 6, 2015.
Did you know Anna Kendrick and Edgar Wright were dating? Are you surprised that they’ve broken up?