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She hates that word — it implies too much calculation — but it’s hard to avoid when you consider that a year later, she was co-starring opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air, a supporting role that earned her an Oscar nomination.
Only Jennifer Lawrence has so deftly juggled young-adult franchise work with more artistically challenging projects.
“If it was as simple as saying ‘I’m only going to do projects now that are gonna really reach audiences,’ I would probably do that, but since there’s no formula, you just have to go off of personal joy,” she says.
This is likely a more recent and ex post facto strategy, unless pursuing joy somehow resulted in 2012’s dud What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
“I was on set for, like, two weeks,” she says, shrugging.
(Krasinski notes that Kendrick drove the six-hour round trip from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi, on her days off from Pitch Perfect 2 to participate in his film.) “I knew the second John sent me the script it was going to be personally fulfilling, so even if I don’t feel like it will set my career on fire, why on earth would I say no?
“Being an idiot was fun.” If you could tease out a rule for dictating Kendrick’s choices, it might be this: Try everything.
The result has been a broad variety of winning performances — her improvised roles in Joe Swanberg’s affecting microdramas Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas; her unofficial duet with Jake Gyllenhaal to Cam’ron’s “Hey Ma” in a minor scene in End of Watch; and her half of the two-hander movie-musical The Last Five Years, in which a singing Kendrick showcases some impressive face acting.
Schedule delays and personnel changes on the third installment — Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks is not returning in the same capacity — have kept the actress “on hold” for most of 2016 after shooting was pushed back from March to September.
She’s not totally comfortable with the prospect of downtime.
“I don’t know,” she says semi-jokingly, “if I’m going to end up in a total tailspin.” Ever since Kendrick broke through to mainstream audiences with a small but amusing part as a squirrelly teen on the sidelines of the supernatural hullabaloo in 2008’s Twilight, she’s had a curious trajectory.
“If we’re in the last era where people sit in a cinema and watch movies, I want to be a part of it.” It’s not easy to predict which projects will get her attention.
“I’m a famously bad communicator with my agent,” she says, having abandoned the chips for a giant ginger cookie. Then he sent me the script for The Voices, and I wrote back immediately.
“Rereading the kind of fear I had then made me wonder, If I was that afraid of something now, would I still do it? In the journal, she has discovered a version of herself that she worries was “more motivated and ambitious” than she is now. She continues, “I texted my brother, and I was like, ‘I miss being a scrappy little nobody.’ And he was like, ‘You’re still scrappy, you just get more emails.’ ” It’s hard to believe that Kendrick, 30, could question her ambition when her filmography is only five credits shy of Tom Cruise’s.