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Anna Kendrick wanted to 'murder everyone' while filming Twilight and called it a ‘hostage situation’

Rashi Agarwal

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Anna Kendrick wanted to 'murder everyone' while filming Twilight and called it a ‘hostage situation’

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Anna Kendrick has joked that she wanted to 'murder everyone' while filming Twilight, even calling it a 'hostage situation'.

The Twilight movies follow the relationship between vampire Edward Cullen, and human - eventually turned vampire - Bella Swan.

The first book in the franchise was released in 2005. In total, the saga has sold more than 160 million copies worldwide and translated into 49 languages, as per USA Today.

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Following the success of the novels, the first Twilight film was released in 2008 starring Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella.

However, Kendrick, who played Jessica Stanley, a friend of Bella's, said that filming Twilight was nothing more than a 'hostage situation'.

Anna Kendrick has opened up about her experience filming the Twilight movies. Credit: London Entertainment / Alamy Stock Photo
Anna Kendrick has opened up about her experience filming the Twilight movies. Credit: London Entertainment / Alamy Stock Photo

In a 2020 interview with Vanity Fair, the Pitch Perfect star said that shooting the movie in Oregon was 'cold and miserable' because of the weather but she bonded with the cast in a very specific way.

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She recalled: "I just remember my converse being completely soaked through and feeling like, you know, this is a really great group of people and I'm sure that we would be friends in a different time, but I want to murder everyone.

"There was like something about it that was like, you know, like you go through like some trauma event, like people who survive like a hostage situation. You're kind of bonded for life."

Kendrick also admitted that the role of Jessica came as a 'shock' to her after she thought she had a 'blow-off' audition.

She said: "I auditioned for Twilight because Katherine Harvick had seen me in a film at Sundance called Rocket Science.

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"I just thought, 'well, I'll you know, do as well as I can so that the casting director thinks of me for other stuff. I actually saw my friend Mae Whitman at that audition and we were both like, ‘What are we doing here?

"We're obviously not going to be this like mean girl character'."

The actor joked that she wanted to 'murder everyone' while filming Twilight. Credit: Summit Entertainment
The actor joked that she wanted to 'murder everyone' while filming Twilight. Credit: Summit Entertainment

The actor also spoke about filming the third and fourth instalments of the Twilight franchise - New Moon and Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

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Though her experience was much better, all thanks to the weather which wasn't 'quite as intense'.

Kendrick recalled how the shoot ended on a high note, saying: “I was in the fourth movie and it was just like a wedding scene where again, I'm like, ‘Mmm, these people are so weird'.

“Everybody else has been like giving their blood, sweat, and tears to the project for months. I show up at the end and I'm like, 'Guys, we did it's over'.”

Topics: Film & TV, Robert Pattinson, Celebrity, Film and TV

Rashi Agarwal
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