Okay, this is hilarious! In Anna Kendrick’s new book, ‘Scrappy Little Nobody,’ she opens up about how she was strapped for cash while campaigning for the Oscars in 2009! Click inside to WATCH.
Anna Kendrick, 31, is one funny little lady — but in her first memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody, the joke is on her. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, October 26, the critically acclaimed actress shared a pretty funny story about how strange her life was while she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award back in 2009.
“I definitely had moments where, like my stylist that I now had was like, you know we really need you to be wearing the perfect shoes for this outfit and because the movie isn’t out yet and nobody really knows who you are, the shoe places don’t want to loan you the shoes so you can you buy a pair of Louboutins,” Anna explained, the audience laughing along. “I was like, I’m still poor. I don’t know what you think is happening. So it was this weird combination of all these great things are happening, but at the same time nothing has changed. So, it was a weird dichotomy.”
Ellen chimed in as well, “Am I wrong to say that you literally were kind of really, really broke, like you couldn’t afford anything and then you were nominated for an Oscar?” To which Anna replied, “Yeah! There was a point when I had to do promotion the film distribution company would send me to New York and they put me up in a really nice hotel room and I was like, if we do another trip to New York can you just put me in like, a less nice hotel room and then I could keep some of the cash?”
Their response? “Ew, no, that’s not how this works!” Poor Anna! Thankfully, it all worked out for her in the end… especially now that she’s a huge movie star!
Make sure you check out Anna’s book, Scrappy Little Nobody, when it’s released on November 15. Plus, Anna’s latest film, The Accountant, is already in theaters and she voices the lead character in Trolls which is released on November 4!
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