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Variety: Until then, it’s a measure of Anna Kendrick’s performance in Jeffrey Blitz’s comedy “Rocket Science” that while her Ginny is many things — ambitious, manipulative and ferociously self-assured — the 22-year-old actress wasn’t always so confident behind the scenes. “I thought I was a fast talker naturally,” she says, referring to her character’s mile-a-minute delivery as a champion high school debater. “And then we saw this video of a national collegiate championship, and I thought, ‘I can’t do this. What have I gotten myself into?’ ” An altogether fascinating acting career, that’s what. Long before she set adolescent boys’ hearts aflutter in “Rocket Science,” the Portland, Maine, native co-starred at age 12 in the Broadway musical “High Society,” earning a Tony nomination and Drama Desk and Theater World awards. More legit work followed, including the role of Fredrika in the New York City Opera’s “A Little Night Music” before she made her bigscreen debut in 2003’s well-received indie musical “Camp.” (Anna Kendrick Experienced ‘Rocket’ actress takes off).

Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American film and stage actress best known for the role of Natalie Keener in the 2009 film Up in the Air. Her other work includes the films Camp (2003), Rocket Science (2007) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and the Broadway musical High Society (1998) and also stars in The Twilight Saga. Kendrick is a Tony, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and an Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress (Wikipedia).

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