ByOlivia van der Will, writer at

Anna Kendrick seems to have this thing we call life all figured out which she happily has just shared with Elle Magazine. The outspoken American actress and singer is pretty known for speaking her mind, with Twitter being her main platform. Elle magazine marked their 30th anniversary by assembling 35 of the world's most accomplished 30-year-old women. And Anna was invited to be part of the awesome list, for the interview Anna posed alongside her celeb BFF Audrey Plaza! Her advice for life, as you are probably thinking, was very straight to the point.

So, "what is the advice?" I hear you ask.

When asked if Anna has her own motto to live by the actress responded with

"I can't think of anything that wouldn't make me sound like a pretentious fuckface. Maybe that should be my motto: 'Don't be a pretentious fuckface.'"

Anna certainly does not mess around when it comes to giving advice!

Anna Kendrick has others to thank for the way things have gone

During her career a whole variety of co-stars and people have shot Anna over some advice! At the Oscars, Anna got pretty nervous and lucky for her James Corden was on hand to help her through this moment.

"I remember when I was getting ready to perform at the Oscars with Neil Patrick Harris, I ran into James Corden from 'Into the Woods,' and I told him how nervous I was and he said, 'You have to enjoy yourself because the 13-year-old you would punch yourself if you didn't.' I try to keep that in mind. I think that's really great advice for everybody. To enjoy yourself in the good moments, and to push yourself in the hard moments."

What does it feel like for Anna to have hit 30?

"I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullshit. I know you have to in your 30s as well, but you can always say, 'You know what? I'm 30-goddamned years old so I'm going to go home before 2am because I can.' I'm excited for that."

What is Anna's secret to success?

Anna told Elle that it is a mix of luck and heard work!

"I don’t know. I don’t really have a serious answer for that. I’m trying to think of a funny answer because so much of it is dumb luck and hard work and some kind of magical mixture of the two. If I had a secret to success, I’d make a lot of money writing a book about it."

Source: Elle


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