PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Anna Kendrick first became famous as a start of the "Twilight" movies. It's amazing how much she's triumphed over that early adversity.
BILL KURTIS: Ms. Kendrick joined us in September of last year and told us that her origin story goes back much further than that.
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ANNA KENDRICK: Yeah. I started in theater when I was - well, I started in local theater when I was, like, 5 or 6. And then I did the play "Annie," which is, you know, the gateway drug for all girls trying to do theater....