Anna Kendrick opens up about her sexuality and what it was like kissing Blake Lively on set
I'm sure you know who Anna Kendrick is by now, and if you don't, well, say hello to Wikipedia. Kendrick, who rose to international stardom off of the back of Pitch Perfect, is now a household name and a Hollywood favourite for plenty of people around the world. Not only this, she is also seen as a bit of an icon in the LGBTQ community due to her honest and convincing portrayal of gay characters in her movies.
One such character was Beca, who Anna portrayed throughout the Pitch Perfect franchise. Beca and Chloe (Brittany Snow) had a relationship that many fans wanted to see become romantic in the end, but it never prevailed. That said, Kendrick was all for it. In an interview with Pride Source, the star said:
"I definitely wanted to have an ending that was a Bechloe ending, and we did shoot one version where Brittany and I tricked everybody into just shooting one that was just the two of us getting together.
"It meant so much to us that there was this following around their latent relationship and, yeah, I thought it would’ve been really cool if it would have ended up coming to fruition in the end.
"If we ever do a four, I will fight tooth and nail for it, but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen."
In the interview, Kendrick spoke about the issue of sexuality in Hollywood and touched upon her own experiences with females. One thing that the actress discussed, was how the public reacts to celebrities who come out online.
"When a public figure comes out, taking the attitude of like, “Duh, we knew,” is the weirdest thing to me.
"Even when celebrities announce that they’re pregnant, people aren’t like, “Duh, we could tell three months ago.” They’re like, “Aww, she’s finally ready to talk about the fact that she’s pregnant! That’s amazing!”
"And you would think that your sexuality would just be really supported (because) they feel comfortable talking about it now. It’s a really weird topic to feel a sense of superiority that you figured it out first."
In terms of her sexuality, Anna admits that while she had feelings for one girl in her teens, she's never felt 'love for a lady.'
"Let me think about that. I definitely – there’s somebody I’m still friends with, and when we met we kissed.
"This was after high school, and it was the first time I had kissed a girl where it wasn’t just like, we’re at a party and boys are watching! That horrible performance silliness.
"But I think I haven’t had that emotional love for a lady, which isn’t saying it could never happen to me."
In her newest project, A Simple Favor, Anna stars alongside Blake Lively and the two share a kissing scene in the movie. Speaking about kissing Lively, Anna admits that the actual filming of the scene was pretty awkward.
"I mean, all I’m ever thinking about in (kissing) scenes is, who has gum? Who has a mint? And I think Blake is probably the same because I’ve never experienced a guy, like, searching for a mint and searching for gum.
"So, we were the mintiest, freshest two people to have ever kissed in the history of America."
So there you have it - all that time you've wondered what it would be like to kiss Blake Lively, now we have the answer: minty. Ryan Reynolds is a lucky guy.