Anna Kendrick: 'I don't put a lot of stock in nice'
"I'm not pleasant or obedient."
Some may associate actress Anna Kendrick with an animated personality that we've seen in a role of hers, or her online persona and late-night television appearances, but she's quick to correct any assumptions.
In her book, Scrappy Little Nobody, Kendrick shares a number of autobiographical essays about her life and as host Tom Power points out, one of the many themes that comes up is the idea of niceness.
"Nice is a quality that is dangerous," she warns. "I think some people's definition of nice is obedient and when you have a problem, when you feel that someone is taking advantage of a situation and you feel that you're not allowed to say no because we've put the quality of niceness on such a pedestal, I think that's crappy."
Listen to the full interview to hear Kendrick discuss the role of humour in her life, the idea of staying grounded as a celebrity and how she has always followed her own set of rules.