Anna Kendrick reveals Pitch Perfect co-stars are 'family' and 'have my back' as she promotes new Christmas movie Noelle on Good Morning America
It's been more than seven years since they bonded on the set of Pitch Perfect.
But Anna Kendrick says she remains as close to her co-stars in the iconic movie as ever, considering them 'family'.
Promoting her new project, Christmas movie Noelle, on Good Morning America in New York on Monday, she said the 2012 comedy gave her friends for life.
'It sounds cheesy, but it is like family,' she explained. 'Every time we get together everything's right back where it was.'
Big role: Anna Kendrick reveals Pitch Perfect co-stars are 'family' and 'have my back' as she promotes new Christmas movie Noelle on Good Morning America in New York on Monday
Hard at work: The actress, who was on GMA to promote her new movie, Disney comedy Noelle, wore a patterned dress and Oliver Peoples sunglasses as she arrived at the studio
Anna added that the group is: 'really there for each other all the time' and said: 'It's amazing to know that you have these women who have your back.'
The ensemble comedy followed a disgraced all-women's collegiate a cappella group as they fought to win nationals and fix their reputations. Anna starred beside Brittany Snow, and they joined Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp and Elizabeth Banks in the two sequels, which premiered in 2015 and 2017.
Meanwhile Anna has achieved a lifetime goal with her new project - starring in a Christmas movie, Noelle, which will air on the highly anticipated Disney+ streaming service.
'Family': Pitch Perfect stars are seen at a reunion in September this year; pictured, left to right, are Kelley Jakle, Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Chrissie Fit and Shelley Regner
Quite the ensemble: Anna and her co-stars in 2012; there have also been two sequels
'I've always wanted to do a Christmas movie. It's definitely been a bucket list thing, and if you're going to do a Christmas movie, do it with Disney,' she said on GMA.
'They built ice skating slides -- that's how you get around at the North Pole, so I had to ice skate everywhere while we were filming. It was magical.'
Anna plays Santa Claus' daughter while the festive projectwill also feature It Chapter Two actor Bill Hader in a leading role alongside the likes of Billy Eichner and Shirley MacLaine.
She said starring alongside veteran actress MacLaine 'was so much fun', adding: 'She's an angel. All her stories are not safe for TV... She's a real hard-living lady, and I love her for that.'
The Christmas movie was the perfect project for Anna, who called Christmas, 'the most joyful time of the year'.
Loving life: 'If you're going to do a Christmas movie, do it with Disney,' said Anna
Christmas plans: She is excited to go home to Maine to be with her family this December
She said she is excited to go home to Maine to be with her family this December.
'We do something weird - we watch football with The Nutcracker on,' she laughed, recalling a family tradition. 'We turn the sound off of football, and we play The Nutcracker because every now and then it lines up perfectly.'
And she added: 'I encourage you to do this at home. It's so much fun ... a play will align perfectly as the music crescendos -- it's really great. Everyone cheers.'
Big moment: Anna has achieved a lifetime goal with her new project - starring in a Christmas movie, Noelle, which will air on the highly anticipated Disney+ streaming service
The Twilight actress is currently filming her new series Love Life in the Big Apple.
And she will star in upcoming independent crime thriller Unsound, written by Matthew Ross and Christopher Edwards with Bharat Nalluri set to direct.
The film focuses on a New England state trooper who is struggling with irreversible hearing loss while having to investigate a gang leader's prison escape. Digging into the case drags her into a huge life threatening conspiracy.
Both XYZ and CAA Media Finance are financing the project, and will handle sales at Toronto International Film Festival, while XYZ will produce alongside ShowKat Production's Jonathan Shukat and Untapped's Andrew Corkin.