Cinderella, is that you? Anna Kendrick surprised Neil Patrick Harris during his opening performance at the 2015 Oscars for one very funny in-character cameo!
Anna Kendrick, 29, is a major double-threat and she definitely showed off her incredible voice during a performance at the 2015 Academy Awards with the evening’s host, Neil Patrick Harris. The one-time Oscar nominee took the stage to sing “Moving Pictures” as her Into the Woods princess, Cinderella.
Anna Kendrick’s Oscar Performance — ‘Moving Pictures’
Did NPH really just steal Anna’s golden slipper? Um, yes — he totally did.
That’s how the 2015 Academy Awards opened on Sunday night, Feb. 22, with Anna running out onto stage in the middle of Neil’s hilarious movie-themed opening number. The best part? Anna is dressed in her full head-to-toe Cinderella costume!
Anna — oh, sorry, I mean Cinderella — joins in with Neil’s whimsical performance until they are both rudely interrupted by none other than Jack Black. Oh no!
Eventually Jack storms the stage, but both Neil and Anna have had enough of his antics and try to cut him off. When Neil asks nicely and that doesn’t work, Anna throws her gold shoe at Jack’s head and demands he get off the stage. Too funny!
Anna Is A Movie Musical Staple These Days
While everyone knows she starred as Cinderella in the Oscar nominated film, Into the Woods, many moviegoers don’t know that she actually has Broadway background.
At just 12 years old Anna was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in High Society! And, that was just the beginning.
Her first film ever was an indie musical called Camp, which was critically acclaimed and, still to this day, has a cult following in the musical theater circuit.
It was these roles that lead Anna to go on and steal our hearts in films like Pitch Perfect and The Last Five Years, as well as the non-musical films Up in the Air, End of Watch, and her latest, The Voices.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What did you think of Anna’s performance? Were you happy to see her take the stage? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox