Anna Kendrick on Kicking Ass in Hollywood, Playing Cinderella and Not Being Pretty

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Anna Kendrick looks absolutely stunning on the cover of Marie Claire’s December Issue (on sale November 18th).

The Into the Woods star talks about kicking ass in Hollywood, playing Cinderella, the celebrity nude hacking scandal, and how all the boys in her high school don’t think she’s pretty.

The witty and rueful Anna Kendrick is a Twitter genius and a total babe – but don’t ask the boys from her high school if they think the 29-year-old actress is pretty!

About her level of attractiveness, Kendrick said, “The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?’ And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'”

Well, that’s their loss.

Anna is playing Cinderella in the new Into the Woods movie, coming out on Christmas day. She says her character is “thoughtful and complicated”, and that “You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations.”

This version of Cinderella shows a different side to the character. She says, “the interesting thing about her is she over-thinks things, she’s uncertain…In a lot of ways, I think it’s this incredibly brave story. She’s neglected and abused her entire life she finally gets love and it’s not the kind of love she was looking for, and she stands up for herself.”

As for her personal response to the celebrity hacking scandal, Anna similarly takes a stand saying “I’m so infuriated on behalf of those girls. And bummed out that people feel like that’s something they can do.”

Anna is one ass-kicking actress in Hollywood, who has dreams where she’s a karate move busting tough girl, despite being so small (and 5’2″!). She’s also totally relatable, given that she’s super humble (“why me” she asked herself, in regards to her 2010 Oscar nomination) and ambitious (“Mostly it’s the fear that the wolves are always at your heels and you’re going to be tossed out into the street. If you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, because otherwise you won’t be able to pay the rent”).

Keep kicking ass, Anna.