During her cover shoot interview, Anna dished on whether or not there was a lot of pressure making the sequel, after Pitch Perfect hit it big in 2012.
“For people whose job it is to make sure we make money, there’s a lot of pressure,” Anna says. “[But] Kay Cannon wrote the script knowing all of us now, and it’s even better than the first one. And she wrote it after she’d just had a baby! I was like, “You’re some kind of unicorn.””
“History gets rewritten as if Pitch Perfect were this sleeper hit,” Anna says of the original film. “It made $65 million [at the box office]—nothing to sneeze at—[but] it found its audience on video-on-demand, HBO, and iTunes. It wasn’t an appointment movie to watch with all your friends. I’m excited to see whether the sequel is a date movie or a groups-of-women movie”
As for her character Beca, Anna dishes on how Beca tries to be cool, but can never actually pull it off.
“I feel like you can’t get an audience to like your character if she’s actually cool, but you can if she’s trying to be cool and sometimes fails. My favorite Beca is Struggling, Awkward Beca because I think that’s who we all are. We want to be like Cool Beca, and we’re not.”
Pitch Perfect 2 will hit theatres on May 15!
Be sure to pick up the new issue of Glamour Magazine to see Anna’s full feature, and check out more from her interview here!