Magazine article Variety

I Identified Most with the Mice

Magazine article Variety

I Identified Most with the Mice

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FACETIME

Anna Kendrick slips on Cinderella's glass slipper in Disney's "Into the Woods," based on the Stephen Sondheim musical, ramin setoodeh

Did you have to audition for "Into the Woods"?

They did a workshop in New York, and my agent asked me to put myself on tape. First of all, I thought I would be auditioning for Little Red, because normally that's played by a grown woman. When he told me I would be auditioning for Cinderella, that was a mental adjustment.

Were you a Cinderella fan growing up?

I was into "Little Mermaid" more than anything else. The Disney cartoon of Cinderella kind of terrified me. I think I identified most with the mice.

Were you singing live?

We sang live sometimes. Emily Blunt and I sang 'A Very Nice Prince" live because it's so conversational and it's hard to choose your acting beats in the recording studio for a number where you're interacting with another person.

What was your dress like?

It was kind of like a suit of armor. …

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