In this musical comedy based on the book by Mickey Rapkin and directed by Jason Moore, Kendrick stars as Beca Mitchell, a rebellious girl who enters her school’s girls’ cappella musical group and discovers her voice. Different groups in the school compete to perform at Lincoln Center and on a radio station. Co-starring Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy – another singer. On a challenging side of making the film:
I think the scene where we’re all confessing stuff was hard. It was towards the end of the shoot, like maybe the second to last days for the girls. It was late and we were all just sitting around staring at each other and it was just like you get too relaxed. You get too comfortable. In a scene like the riff-off, there’s so much at stake and so many moving parts that your brain is working overtime. I think just sitting in a circle with these girls that I’d gotten to know over three months was like I can’t take you guys seriously.