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Anna Kendrick: ‘Photoshoots are so awkward’

Anna Kendrick has come up with a novel way to get through photoshoots; pretend to be character from a fantasy film.

Anna Kendrick channels different movie characters when she takes part in a photoshoot.

The 31-year-old actress has never been coy about her awkwardness, and has become the poster girl for embarrassing confessions and kooky tweets.

While she seems preened and polished on the red carpet and covers of magazines, Anna admits she’s pretty uncomfortable being the subject of a glossy photoshoot.

“I never know what I’m doing, so I stave off madness by channelling characters from fantasy franchises,” she deadpanned to Britain’s InStyle magazine. “So yesterday, I was acting like a drunk Galadriel from Lord Of The Rings, shouting (adopts Cate Blanchett voice): ‘In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen… Treacherous as the Seas…’ And the photographer was like, ‘Stop talking, let’s take a picture’.

“Yes. When on camera, pretend you’re an Elven wizard.”

Anna’s not always been so self-conscious though, but admits she’s just like every other woman when it comes to how she views her body; sometimes she’s happy, and other times she’s not.

“I’ve got that classic American female thing of feeling totally great (about my body) and then hating myself. It comes in waves. Usually those waves last five to seven seconds,” she laughed.

She also keeps it real when it comes to her diet, confessing to mixing up a healthy eating regime with junk food when the mood takes.

“I embrace LA’s clean food and exercise culture in the way that I embrace making my bed every day, i.e I don’t,” she stated. “The clean-eating thing is great and I feel smug about myself for five days maximum. Every single time I think, ‘This is it, this is the last time I’ll fall off the wagon.’ Moments later, I’m eating In-N-Out (burgers) in my car."

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