Kendrick discusses getting the Camp role. A cousin to the director encouraged her to audition for the movie:
There was a woman in High Society named Randy Graff, and she’s cousins with Todd Graff, who directed Camp. When I was 13 and the show had just closed, she told me that I should go and audition for her cousin’s movie. I went and I read for [the part of] Fritzi and they did a workshop of it when I was 13, and then when he was finally getting it made, I was 16 and he said the job was still mine if I wanted it. It wasn’t really an age-specific role.