Anna Kendrick wants to play a Marvel superhero, and of course the hilarious Pitch Perfect star would choose a quirky comic book character over the likes of Elektra, Ms. Marvel, and Scarlet Witch. According to Anna, she’d love to play Squirrel Girl, a feat that would be far easier for her than acting like “perfect Miss America” Taylor Swift.
As Cinemablend reports, Anna Kendrick excited superhero fans when she expressed an interest in playing Doreen Greene/Squirrel Girl, a sassy superhero with a fluffy tail and buck teeth who can communicate with squirrels. Doreen started out as a joke, but the chipper mutant eventually earned a serious fan following. One such fan has already created a mockup of what Anna Kendrick would look like as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, defeater of Doctor Doom and hardcore Iron Man fangirl.
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During an interview with Net-a-Porter, Anna revealed that her brother first turned her on to the idea of playing Squirrel Girl. The topic came up after she praised Ryan Reynolds’ work playing another unconventional superhero.
“I can’t think of a person more deserving of a hit like [Deadpool]. He worked for so many years to
get that film made because it’s a character that was inside of him,” Anna said. She was then asked if she would ever rock spandex and save the world.
“My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I
don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!”
If Anna Kendrick ever does become Squirrel Girl, don’t expect her to be as peppy and positive as the character when you ask her to pose for a photo with you at Comic-Con. During the same interview, Anna Kendrick seemed to suggest that it’s difficult for celebrities like her to measure up to the reputation that Taylor Swift has for being so gosh darn good at interacting with her fans. Anna Kendrick has given up on matching Swift’s level of skill at handling social interactions with strangers, and she’s relieved that she now has a reputation for being “dry and cynical.”
“I’m lucky that’s [my] reputation; when I’m snarky with people, they know that’s just how I communicate. I’d be terrible at being like Taylor Swift, the perfect Miss America version of interacting with fans and making sure they have a good experience,” Kendrick said. “I mean, I don’t want people to meet me and have it f*** up their day, but I’m glad I can say something weird to them and they know that’s just me.”
Taylor Swift arranged to meet a fan, after hearing she was in Nashville. Taylor gave her merch, & paid her dinner! pic.twitter.com/mAW1PKbHEF
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Since Anna Kendrick isn’t the biggest Taylor Swift fan, maybe one of Lorde’s 2014 interviews is evidence that the Into the Woods actress is already Squirrel Girl. As MTV News reports, Lorde chatted with ZMTV about the time she and her BFF Taylor got attacked by a horde of angry rodents with fluffy tails.
“We got attacked by squirrels, actually, and in an insane way,” Lorde said of their outing in Madison Square Park. “The most fearless squirrels I’ve ever seen. They were like on our bodies, eating our food. It was terrifying.” During an interview with Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift described the squirrel attack as like being “in a horror movie.”
It’s true that Squirrel Girl has used armies of squirrels to defeat her enemies, but don’t be convinced that Anna Kendrick’s secret identity has been revealed just yet; Squirrel Girl likes to “kick butts and eat nuts,” whereas Anna Kendrick likes to pick butts and avoid nuts.
As Crushable reports, Anna sort-of-but-not-really got to pick her butt double for the upcoming movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. At first, Anna Kendrick thought she would be able to pick any butt that she wanted, but her dreams of having Kim Kardashian’s curves were quickly dashed.
“When you choose a butt double they’re like, ‘Is there anything you want?’ As though they were going to scour the nation for the perfect ass you described and then they showed me three pictures and were like, ‘This is the only one that could be you. This is the only one that isn’t seven feet tall.'”
If Anna were to be cast as Squirrel Girl, she might actually get to rock a booty like Kim K. Whenever Doreen Greene stuffs her fluffy tail in her pants, it makes it look like she has a rather large derriere.
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Anna Kendrick might only agree to play Squirrel Girl if the role doesn’t involve any actual nut eating before the butt kicking commences.
“Walnuts, you can f**k off out of my banana bread,” Anna tweeted in 2013.
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