Actress Anna Kendrick said that she rejected the idea that she and her co-stars should wear tighter and sexier clothing in upcoming film ‘Pitch Perfect 3’. Kendrick, 32, reprises her role of Beca in the third installment of the hit musical franchise.Tolstoy’s language preserved in ‘Anna Karenina’: Director
Reportedly, she feels she, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld didn’t have to look sexually appealing in the movie to attract audience to cinemas. “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,” Kendrick told.”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,” she added.
‘Pitch Perfect 3 feels like something of an anomaly. In an age of increasing cynicism, here’s the franchise that dares ask, ‘What if everyone was, just, like, nice to one another?’ They’re the ultimate hang out films, less concerned with plot than in the moment-to-moment interactions of its cast. The best scenes in Pitch Perfect (and Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3) are always just the ‘Bellas’ chatting and laughing with each other.
Sure, there’s a plot to Pitch Perfect 3 – jumping three years ahead, The Bellas are having trouble acclimating to post-college life, aimlessly pursuing unfulfilling careers. When Aubrey (Anna Camp) informs The Bellas of a military singing competition (the winner of which will open for DJ Khaled), it offers an excuse for the crew to reunite and sing one last time. The conflict though comes when Beca (Anna Kendrick) is picked as the opening act sans the rest of The Bellas. In any other film – this would immediately divide the group, any simmering tensions boiling over; but Pitch Perfect 3 actually goes the opposite route – the team immediately supportive of Beca. Instead Beca herself questions whether it’s right to sing without The Bellas backing her up.
Anna Kendrick: It’s funny because I referenced a movie to Trish [Sie], the director, when she first showed me the script [for Pitch Perfect 3]… Attack the Block. One of things, Joe [Cornish] did that was so smart was that he never had that moment where they’re all on a mission together and then suddenly everybody goes, ‘Well who put you in charge anyway, Moses?’ and they all turn on each other and then they have to come back together to complete the mission. I never like those moments. As a viewer – they feel like total screenwriter-book shit. ‘Heroes Journey’ or whatever. There were a lot of hardcore Pitch Perfect fans online who tweet at me… I did see a couple girls being like, ‘What I didn’t like about the second movie was that they made fun of each other the whole time and were at each other’s throats.’ They’re supposed to be friends. I think conflict should come from outside the friend group not from within. That was something I had lots of notes [for the script] about.
Kendrick: One of the big changes was that the guy who shows up [Theo] originally was written as a romantic interest. I pushed back pretty hard on that because I thought it was a little problematic that a guy was coming into [Beca’s] life and being the more active character. I already was a little… I had to be sold on [Beca’s solo career turn] because Beca, while she has dreams, she’s not especially ambitious. She’s not particularly driven in that she would ask for things she didn’t feel like she deserved — so, I guess, a character would have to open her up to that idea. But I really pushed back on the romantic part because it’s not great that this character comes into her life, tells he she should take this other path and then his motivation is, well, a little blurry…