It’s no secret that Anna Kendrick is a friend to the gays, and in a recent interview with The Advocate she confirmed that we’re friends to her too.
“I don’t even notice it, but then I’ll think about my 10 closest friends right now, male and female, and honestly, they’re all gay,” she said. “Gay people have always been in my life. I remember my parents having to tell me as a kid that there were people, like some people in our church, who objected to homosexuality. I was like, “Wait, so they’re idiots, right?”
Kendrick, who’s new memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody, is out November 15, said that she’s been aware of the LGBT community since her adolescence, and that they’ve been longtime fans of hers. “I did Broadway when I was 12,” she said, “years later, when I got settled in L.A., I lived in West Hollywood, where I was a mini-celebrity because of Camp.”
Camp (2003) was one of Kendrick’s very first projects, where she played outcast Fritzi, whom she admits she played safe because of her own 16-year-old insecurities. “Now I’d be so excited to play an insane gay chick washing another girl’s underwear by hand,” she said. “I underestimated how much people would embrace and find the humor in that.”
It’s ok, Anna, hindsight is 20/20. Given the chance we’d all probably go back and be a little gayer. Read The Advocate interview here.