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Anna Kendrick on Fashion Shows, London, and Sweatpants

Anna Kendrick.
Anna Kendrick. Photo: Danny Martindale/WireImage

Anna Kendrick is currently filming Into the Woods in London, which is great news for Julien Macdonald, Alice Temperley and Vivienne Westwood, because she’s found time to attend their shows. (It’s also good news for straight-talking London cabbies, who she’s quoted once or twice on Twitter.) When we caught her in the front row on Sunday afternoon, she was wearing a matching Temperley embroidered blouse and skirt, and asked us to snap a picture of her with co-star Mackenzie Mauzy, who plays Rapunzel in the movie. The pair had sneaked off to the show between work commitments.

“I’m trying to work it all around my schedule, so after Julien Macdonald yesterday I went in and was recording songs,” said Kendrick. “It’s very, very fun because I get to be like a working woman – like, ‘I work hard and play hard’, kind of thing. I don’t get to feel that very often, because mostly I’m at home in sweatpants.”

But playing hard, it seems, just means going to shows. She’s not planning to attend any fashion week parties, or anything crazy like that. “Tomorrow we may be going to a low-key dinner thing… but it all gets a bit much,” she told us, scrunching up her nose. “Last night after I recorded, the princes in our film [Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen] were trying to get me to go out. I was like, I don’t know how you boys get the stamina, but I can’t handle it.”

Anna Kendrick on Fashion Shows and Sweatpants