Anna Kendrick: I want to play a World War II soldier
Anna Kendrick dreams of playing a World War II soldier.
The 31-year-old actress is among the most sought-after stars in the movie business but has revealed she has still to fulfill her dream of playing a member of the armed forces.
She shared: "There is a role I really want that I'll probably never get. I want to play a soldier in World War II."
But the 'Pitch Perfect' actress - who was a huge fan of the series 'Band of Brothers' - has admitted she would like to play the role of someone involved in combat, revealing she wants to be "badass".
She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Like 'Band of Brothers' and 'A Sister' or something. And don't tell me I can play a nurse - that's not the point.
"I'm talking about being heroic and s**t. Risking my life for my country. The morality isn't supergrey with World War II - not like modern wars which are ethically complicated and kind of a bummer. I want to be a badass."
Meanwhile, the Hollywood star also admitted that some of her character traits are incompatible were her chosen career path.
She explained: "My favorite qualities about myself are sometimes other people's least favorite qualities about me.
"I can be very exacting and practical, and sometimes in filmmaking, people want to just feel it and make magic happen."
Asked to elaborate, Anna said: "OK, so I know you're trying to frame me saying this line with the horse coming through at the right time. So why don't I just keep yelling the line, and when the horse comes through, we'll have the shot?
"But lots of directors feel that's not 'art'. They think I'm being uppity. But if the horse needs to move through the frame let's make it happen! I just want to execute the idea."