Anna Kendrick’s star continues to rise with the sequel to surprise hit, Pitch Perfect, walloping the critically praised, polarizing Mad Max: Fury Road at this weekend’s box office. In addition to filming a new movie, The Accountant, with Ben Affleck, Kendrick is now heavily working the promo circuit for Pitch Perfect 2.
Anna dropped in on The Late Late Show to throw down against host James Corden in a Pitch Perfect-style Riff-Off. Kendrick couldn’t just sit by while someone else claimed unearned aca-glory.
“I heard you’ve been telling people you’re the best acapella singer in town.”
After Corden donned a personalized track jacket, he was ready to go. He and Kendrick were joined by The Filharmonic, an acappella group appearing in Pitch Perfect 2, and started off with a category titled “see ya later songs.” Next up were “songs that will kill you,” where Kendrick won the day with a spot-on rendition of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.” And then, in an everybody-wins moment, the Into the Woods co-stars came together for a medley of “Ice Ice Baby” and “Walking on Sunshine.”
Take a look at the full gloriousness below.
This week, Kendrick also stopped by The Late Show with Seth Meyers and gave viewers the impression she’s completely unimpressed with royal baby Princess Charlotte and giving the media the sound bit that she thinks the babe simply looks like nothing more than a sack of potatoes.
Having been in the U.K. doing press during the hullabaloo around the birth, Anna was taking a humorous look at the monarchy fandom getting excited about a baby whose greatest achievement to date is being born. Kendrick is likely simply waiting for something more impressive from the tiny princess before she gets excited.
Take a look.
Somewhere in her schedule, Kendrick has also found time to appear in a parody of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as the titular hero. The hilarious NBC sketch pokes fun at the recent spat of announcements that classic films, like Ghostbusters, are being remade with women in the lead roles. The video was made to promote Red Nose Day, a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh.
Wearing the fedora, leather jacket, and whip from the traditional Indiana Jones wardrobe, Kendrick tries to choose the correct grail cup while also putting the knight, played by Married star Brett Gelman, in his place.
See Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters now.
[Image courtesy NBC via Live for Films]