The Pitch Perfect films first came to the public attention in 2012 with original Pitch Perfect. In 2015, Pitch Perfect 2 graced our screens and it was just as funny and entertaining as the first. Pitch Perfect 3 is set to be released on August 4th, 2017, so how about some great little facts about Pitch Perfect before that?
Below are five interesting little facts surrounding Pitch Perfect 1 and 2.
Hope you enjoy, you awesome nerds!
One of the most iconic shots of the first film is when Beca auditions for The Barden Bellas. In the movie she wasn't aware that there was a particular song that had to be performed, so she improvised.
What makes this scene better, in my opinion, is that this wasn't the song that had been written. It was meant to be "I'm a Little Tea Cup," but Anna Kendrick, who plays the character of Beca, had learned the "Cups" song on Reddit and performed it for the scene. Everybody loved it, and thus it was included in the movie.
2. Anna Kendrick's On-Set Singing
Refreshingly, whenever Beca (Anna Kendrick) is singing alone it is actually Anna Kendrick singing. The cups song, the shower scene — all of it was done live by Anna Kendrick. So she can act, she is funny, she is pretty and she can sing? Damn.
3. Bumper's Girlfriend
Adam Devine, who plays Bumper in the movie, is dating Kelley Jakle, who played Jessica in Pitch Perfect 2. Not only that, Kelley is a professional a cappella singer and was a contestant on the show The Sing Off. How cute!
4. Fat Amy's Name
Rebel Wilson plays the now iconic character of Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 1 and 2. However, the name Fat Amy was actually a nick name that Amy Poehler gave herself when she was pregnant. Rebel Wilson then used the name and it is now unthinkable that she could have ever been called something else.
5. Vader Is Not Father In German
OK, I am not quite sure why this fact wasn't checked, but anyway. When Beca is talking to Jesse outside of the school discussing Beca's dislike of movies, she tells Jesse that "Vader" means "Father" in German. However, Vader does not mean Father in German. It actually means Father in Dutch. "Vater" is Father in German.
Watch the Bellas belt out "Just The Way You Are" in the video below and sing along:
Well that's all for now. As always, please feel free to leave me a comment with any interesting little facts that you know about Pitch Perfect and I will include it in my next Pitch Perfect facts! Until next time — Ciao!