The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences, and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is Anna Kendrick, the American actress and singer. She began her career on stage, but got her big-screen break on the Twilight saga. Kendrick was Oscar-nominated for Jason Reitman-directed Up in the Air in 2009 and headlined the successful Pitch Perfect acapella series of films. She’s currently starring in Netflix’s space feature Stowaway.
In The Film That Lit My Fuse, Kendrick reflects on how she was captivated by 1939’s The Women at the age of 12, when she was a fledgling stage actress. She also reveals why she rewatched HBO miniseries Angels In America during lockdown.
Check out the video above.
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