Would Anna Kendrick Release a Solo Album?
By ROBERT PACE
April 12, 2013
Anna Kendrick pleasantly surprised moviegoers last year when she flexed her vocal chords in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect and will flaunt her golden pipes once again in the upcoming musical The Last Five Years. However, would she ever record her vocal skills to compile her own album?
Kendrick's musical performance in Pitch Perfect, named "Cups," became an instant hit, receiving its own adapted radio version and landing on the Billboard Hot 100.
Next on the list, the song will launch its own music video. ET was exclusively on the set of the video for "Cups," which starred none other than Kendrick, who pondered the notion of recording a solo album.
"My next movie is a musical, which is crazy 'cause I didn't mean for that to happen. It's not like a strategy," the 27-year-old actress said. "...But, as far as making an...album, I mean, I just would feel so silly. So, it's not something I'm thinking about."
Although she's not keen on the idea of producing her own solo album to send out to the world, the 50/50 actress was thrilled to be filming a music video for her Pitch Perfect song.
It not only presented her with an opportunity to work with director Jason Moore once again, but also pleased her cinephilic needs.
"[I agreed to the music video] mostly 'cause I wanted to work with Jason again 'cause I'm totally obsessed with him," the once Broadway actress said, "and because this idea of an entire diner full of people doing the 'cup thing' really satisfied the Busby Berkeley (director, choreographer) lover in me. I was really excited to come and do this music video."
Kendrick's Pitch Perfect character, college student "Beca Mitchell," may be the founder of the original "Cups" tune, but she revealed that she was out of character for the music video and its context has strayed from the world of the film from which it originated.
Pitch Perfect's popularity hasn't been isolated to the catchy tune. After garnering $113 million worldwide at the box office, the film, which also features breakout star Rebel Wilson, has accumulated an impressive $46 million and counting in DVD sales.
"To be honest, I always suspected it would do really well and, in fact, better on DVD because...it makes sense to me that lots of girls are getting together and watching this in their homes," Kendrick assessed. "...I like that it's...[a] weird social movie."
Check out the full video below!
"Cups" from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack is out now.