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Anna Kendrick: Twilight saved me

Anna Kendrick: Twilight saved me

Anna Kendrick was "saved" by 'Twilight'.

The 31-year-old actress played Jessica Stanley in the vampire romance saga for four films in total and admits that whilst her performance was not necessarily a critically acclaimed one, it really helped to "pay the bills" for that period of time.

She said: "Twilight mostly paid the bills because there were four of them that I got to do. They just kept hiring me. People don't realise that I get paid to make a movie and then a year goes by and then I promote it for six months. I've only got the one paycheck, and that was a year and a half ago. So 'Twilight' saved me in the sense that it was this thing that kept going."

The brunette beauty got her acting break at the age of 12 in 'High Society' on Broadway but sees a big difference between herself and some of Hollywood's other child stars.

Asked what the difference between a child star who goes off the rails and herself is, she told the Boston Globe newspaper: "The truth is I don't know. There are plenty of crazy, screwed-up humans in the world, and I don't know what about the child actor category makes some people crazy.

"A lot of it could have to do with your family placing value on who you are and not on what you're accomplishing in your career before you're 18."

Meanwhile, Anna Kendrick previously admitted she couldn't afford to buy shoes to wear to her first Academy Awards in 2009.

She said: "My stylist told me I had to wear the perfect shoes for an outfit, and because the movie isn't out yet, nobody really knows who you are. 'The shoe places don't want to loan you the shoes so can you buy a pair?'

"I was like, 'I'm still poor.' So it was this weird combination of like all these great things are happening but at the same time nothing has changed so, it was a weird dichotomy."