Anna Kendrick plays 'complicated' Cinderella in Into The Woods

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2014
Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick says the Cinderella she plays in 'Into The Woods' - her new movie featuring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine - is different to "most versions" of the character

Anna Kendrick's Cinderella in 'Into The Woods' is different to "most versions" of the character.

The 29-year-old actress stars alongside Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine in the new Disney adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical of the same name.

Anna - who's previously appeared in 'The Twilight Saga' - explained: "The character is thoughtful and complicated. You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations.

"The interesting thing about her is she overthinks things. She's uncertain. We don't see that in most versions.

"In a lot of ways, I think it's this incredibly brave story. She's neglected and abused her entire life. She finally gets love, and it's not the kind of love she was looking for. And she stands up for herself."

The brunette beauty also revealed she's decided to take a break from filming movies, telling Marie Claire magazine: "The whole going-movie-to-movie-to-movie thing, I've been living that way for three years. I need to be a person and maintain relationships."

'Into The Woods' - which also stars British actor James Corden - is released next month.

Into the Woods

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp
  • UK release: 9 January 2015

Disney's long-in-the-making adaptation of Sondheim and Lapine's musical, in which a clutch of fairytale characters help a baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) lift a curse which prevents them from having a baby. Despite some great moments, the story drags; if you're a fan it's likely to please, but it won't win anyone else…

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