To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Elle Magazine is interviewing and photographing some of the most accomplished 30-year-old women — including the fearless leader of the Bellas herself. Anna Kendrick shared the best advice in her interview, discussing her personal mantra and her hopes for the future. When asked if she had a mantra or motto, Kendrick replied, "I can't think of anything that wouldn't make me sound like a pretentious f*ckface. Maybe that should be my motto: Don't be a pretentious f*ckface."
She covers other topics in the interview, including career goals and her desire to make her own pie crust. When asked how she accomplished so much at such a young age, she explains, "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."
Kendrick is so down-to-earth and funny in interviews and on Twitter that it's impossible not to love her. Here are a few of her best nuggets of wisdom that will help you start living the Kendrick life.
1. Don't Buy Fireworks
Baby you're a firework... don't bother buying fireworks.
2. Burn Your Fingerprints
How to Get Away With Murder by Anna Kendrick.
3. Take It One at a Time
Tri-color pasta, that is.
4. Eat Triscuits Sober
A delicious meal in all states.
5. Be Careful With Porn Stars' Photos
Take a picture... it will last longer.
6. Beware of the Spanx
So much truth.
7. How to Make Female Friends
[scarf] and [H&M] always works.
8. Be Proud of Your Sushi
"Fish are friends, not food!"
Keep spreading wisdom, Anna. Everything you tweet turns to gold.
Editor's note: This article previously reported that the interview was held in honor of Elle Magazine's 35th anniversary. It is actually their 30th anniversary.