Anna Kendrick On Being Told To Wear 'Tighter' And 'Sexier' Pitch Perfect 3 Costumes

'That's not why people are coming to see the movie...'

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Part of the appeal of the Pitch Perfect franchise is that the characters are a loveable mix of imperfect women of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds.

So, Anna Kendrick was unlikely to succumb to pressure from 'people at the top' to wear outfits that are "'tighter', 'sexier', or 'show more skin' - simply because that's not what fans want from the comedy misfit film.

'It's funny - whenever we do the wardrobe fittings I feel like we get notes from the top saying they should be tighter and sexier and show more skin,' the actress told Harper's Bazaar. 'And I'm like, that's not why people are coming to see the movie. They definitely aren't showing up because of our sex appeal.'

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'It's nice that audiences are interested in seeing a movie of misfits and girls of different shapes and sizes.'

Anna Kendrick leads the cast in Pitch Perfect 3

Kendrick reprises her role as the ambitious Beca in the third instalment of the hit musical franchise (Pitch Perfect 2 scored the biggest movie musical opening ever), reuniting with the talented all-girl singing group The Bellas one last time before the young women embrace the inevitable drudgery of adulthood.

Rebel Wilson also returns as the loveable Fat Amy, showing off some impressive stunts as the film suddenly switches genre from musical comedy to unexpected crime caper.

'I knew Rebel was going to be hilarious and amazing in this part, honestly, I was like this is going to be best part of the movie,' Kendrick continued. "I told her afterwards, 'you walk away with the whole movie'.

'She trained so much, I was a little envious of her storyline because it was so cool, but then when I saw all the training she was doing, I was like, well, I'm glad it's not me!'

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The 32-year-old star - who recently finished filming A Simple Favour opposite Blake Lively - also addressed the sexual harassment allegations emerging from Hollywood, saying she hopes women are heard in other industries that are "less visible".

'I spoke to friends the other day, one who works in tech, and one who works in marketing, and I said, I'm so glad this is happening and I hope it continues to happen in industries that are less visible, that isn't just Hollywood and politics.

'And that when women report it in any industry, they are believed.'

She previously highlighted inequality in the industry, recalling to Glamour about a time she was weighing up a film role, but had to "wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation".

But it seems as though the tide may be changing for women in Hollywood, from her recent casting experiences at least.

'This year I've done a bunch of movies where I was the first person cast - even if I wasn't the lead character and there was a male lead which was a bigger role - it's just anecdotal, and just this year, but it was a nice,' Kendrick explained.

She added that didn't know whether she was that 'big of a baller' to ask what her male counterparts are being paid before taking on a role, as Jessica Chastain recently revealed she does, to help ensure equal pay and close the gender pay gap.

'I remember hearing that it was a piece of advice that Meryl Streep gave, which was to ask what other people make, and don't be afraid to ask how much,' Kendrick added. 'I don't know if I'm that big of a baller or have the balls to do that, but it's pretty dope.'

Pitch Perfect 3 is released in UK cinemas on December 20.

From: AR Revista
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