5 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Pitch Perfect 2' Cast
By Ashley Crossan
Please don't stop the music!
While we're still singing a cappella to the first film's soundtrack, Pitch Perfect 2 is well underway! We recently caught up with Elizabeth Banks – who produced and appeared in the first film, and is directing the sequel – and she told us just how proud she is of the franchise. "It's like my little baby," she told ET.
"There are not many [females] getting to direct films," she continued, "and to do one about a lot of great women is really important to me."
In celebration of Banks' pride and joy, we're breaking down five things you didn't know about the cast.
1. Skylar Astin has Pipes for Days
Treblemakers front man Skylar Astin’s ability to sing and dance shouldn’t come as a surprise – he starred alongside Frozen’s Jonathan Groff and Glee’s Lea Michele in the Broadway musical, Spring Awakening from 2006 to 2008.
2. Adam Devine Auditioned With What?
Actor and comedian Adam Devine found his way into the film franchise with a very special audition song… the theme from Full House!
3. Hana Mae Lee is a Korean Folk Singer
While keeping relatively quiet in the film, Hana Mae Lee dabbles in Korean folk singing and even auditioned for the first film with her own traditional tune.
While you may not have known her before Pitch Perfect, the music industry certainly did! Ester Dean is a renowned producer and songwriter with an impressive record of number one hits including Rihanna's "S&M" (which we heard her sing at the riff off) and other smash songs for Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and even Beyoncé.
5. Rebel Wilson is an Actress Thanks to Malaria
We wouldn't have ever known the greatness that is Fat Amy if actress Rebel Wilson hadn't contracted malaria while she was in Africa. That's right! She was visiting as a youth ambassador after high school where she contracted the disease. "When I was in intensive care in the hospital I had these hallucinations, and the main one was that I was an actress," Rebel told ET back in 2012. "So I was like, 'I have to go back to Australia and become an actress' and people were like, 'What is wrong with you!? What happened to you in Africa?" Thankfully, she followed those dreams.