Anna Kendrick is currently making the promo rounds for her new film Pitch Perfect 2. Just like in her very funny tweets, she’s not holding back, which is resulting in some very candid interviews.
During her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress discussed the dreaded 30 that’s looming in August. So what’s the worst part of turning 30? According to Kendrick, it’s watching her weight and eating healthier. Instead of the usual line about how great and easy eating healthy is, Kendrick keeps it real for her fans and says it’s the worst.
“Since I’m 30 now or almost 30 or whatever, I’ve been trying to be more healthy, and ugh, it’s the worst. It’s awful.”
Kendrick continued, “I feel like oh, this is how healthy people feel. Yeah, all right, I get the appeal, but I was really hoping I would just do it as an experiment, and I would feel exactly the same and I could just go back to eating Taco Bell whenever I wanted.”
Stars, they’re just like us, right?
So what else grinds Kendrick’s gears? The Inquisitr reported that it’s the gender bias in Hollywood that annoys Anna. As a young actress, it’s probably likely that Kendrick is reminded that actresses past 30 have a shelf life. It’s the worst-kept secret that it’s hard to maintain a career after men in suits decide that you can no longer be marketed as a sex symbol.
Kendrick told Glamour about the lack of roles for women, and used this year’s Oscars as an indicator.
“All the films nominated [for a Best Picture Oscar] this year had male leads. Like, every single one. So I’m glad that [equality’s] feeling like a bigger issue now.”
She continued, “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.”
What do you think about Anna’s honesty about the industry? Does Hollywood need more actresses speaking up about gender bias and equal pay?
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