Anna Kendrick Recalls Watching Twilight Co-Stars Become the "Most Famous People"

In a new interview, Twilight alum Anna Kendrick reflects on the impact the hit vampire movie series had on her co-stars' careers, the good and bad.

By Corinne Heller Jan 20, 2023 9:03 PMTags

The Twilight years were a weird time for Anna Kendrick.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actress recalled the massive fame that was thrust upon her co-stars following the worldwide success of the cult '00s vampire film franchise, in which she played Jessica Stanley, friend of Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan.

"At that time, I was this satellite figure in those movies," Kendrick recalled in the Jan. 18 article. "I could still walk down the street totally fine—though some of them did still recognize me from them."

She said she wasn't on most fans' radar because she "wasn't playing a character that made people fantasize about vampires."

Kendrick explained, "At the time, it felt like, 'Oh, these people have become the most famous people on planet Earth, and it's going to stay this way forever.'"

She doesn't think that burning obsession lasted long, as she noted, "Then they became the butt of every joke. It's very funny to me that that's happening. That's very wild."

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The Twilight series, made up of five films, also starred Robert Pattinson, who went on to play the title character in the 2022 film The Batman. That year, Stewart played Princess Diana in the movie Spencer, which earned her her first Oscar nomination.

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Kendrick, who is also an Oscar nominee, has also enjoyed a lucrative career since her Twilight days. The actress appeared in all three Pitch Perfect films, as well as the 2014 big screen adaptation of the musical Into the Woods. She also voices Poppy in the hit animated Trolls movies. She currently appears in the new film Alice, Darling.

But, hilariously, she sometimes forgets her roots. In 2018, Kendrick took to her Twitter page to joke, "Holy s--t. I just remembered I was in Twilight."

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