Anna Kendrick Performs A Brilliant Cup Trick On David Letterman

11 October 2012 by

Yes! We always knew that Anna Kendrick was totally awesome, so it wasn’t much of a surprise this week when she took our girl-crush into overdrive after performing her nerdy (read: super-cool) talent ‘cupping’ on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Looking adorable in a gorgeous yellow dress, the Up in the Air star sang her way through Cups by Lulu & the Lampshades while drumming and clapping the rhythm on a (yep you guessed it) cup.

Anna was doing press for her new film Pitch Perfect, which, if you haven’t already heard about it, is like Glee, but a movie, set at university. Basically, it looks brilliant. 

The film sees Anna star as Beca, a nonchalant new student with dreams of becoming a DJ. Things don’t go quite to plan when she’s caught belting out David Guetta’s Titanium in the shower and is forced to join an uptight all-girl singing group, The Bellas, who need to get a whole lot more edgy if they're going to beat their arch nemeses The Treble Makers. The film also stars Rebel Wilson, best known as one half of Kristin Wigg’s nightmare brother/sister flatmate duo in Bridesmaids, and looks absolutely hilarious.

Anna actually does her cup trick in the film. She says once the directors found out she had the talent they said it had to feature. Anna learned the trick from an afternoon spent watching a video of a girl drumming on cups on nerd-site Reddit, something she says makes her a, “huge loser”. We 100% disagree.

Watch the trailer for Pitch Perfect below.

By Jess Commons


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