Anna Kendrick On Nude Photo Hacking: I’m “Infuriated”
Anna Kendrick talks to Marie Claire about Hollywood’s naked photo hacking crisis and her long history of being dissed in a new cover interview. The Into the Woods actress also talks about her role as Cinderella in the highly anticipated Christmas release, saying, “The interesting thing about her is she overthinks things, she’s uncertain – we don’t see that in most versions. In a lot of ways, I think it’s this incredibly brave story. She’s neglected and abused her entire life… she finally gets love and it’s not the kind of love she was looking for, and she stands up for herself.”
While not exactly a Cinderella story, Kendrick’s career included an early Oscar nomination that catapulted her to huge fame. “It was insane,” she says. “Like really groovy and exciting. [But] there was a lot of ‘Why me?’ — that sort of thing.” Kendrick has not let success make her complacent. She explains, “Mostly it’s the fear that the wolves are always at your heels and you’re going to be tossed out into the street. If you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, because otherwise you won’t be able to pay the rent.”
The actress says of the naked photo hacking, “I’m so infuriated on behalf of those girls. And bummed out that people feel like that’s something they can do.” Kendrick has not been victimized, but she understands what it means to be judged on her looks, and not always so favorably. She explains, “The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?’ And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'” What do you think about what Kendrick has to say?