Interview With The Writer & Cast of Pitch Perfect!

I’m going to go down on the record (or, um… the internet) and say Pitch Perfect is the best movie of the year. Look, I’m not a movie critic or expert, I’m just really passionate about this movie. I mean, I cried within the first five minutes. Not because it was sad, because it was so good.

Pitch Perfect was written by one of my favorite writers, Kay Cannon. You know her from 30 Rock, her hilarious Twitter account and starting tomorrow, New Girl. Gotta love a hardworking girl! Apart from being amazingly written, the cast is spot on.

I was pretty excited to get to talk to everyone and ask them the important questions I was dying to know… like whether they would rather do a 3 day juice cleanse or 3 day bootcamp. Come on, I’m not the only one wondering.

What is your favorite scene in the movie?

KAY CANNON: When they’re singing Bruno Mars in the pool. I got a little misty.

BRITTANY SNOW:  The finale scene. All the girls really bonded together. We had rehearsed it so much and it was exciting to see it all come together in front of an audience.

ADAM DEVINE: The opening number. There was around 800 people in the audience and it was the only time in my life I got to feel like some kind of pop star. I felt like Usher.

ELIZABETH BANKS: The scene where we got to improv back and forth about menstrual cycles.

What is your go-to Karaoke Song?

KAY CANNON: ‘Best of You’ by Foo Fighters

BRITTANY SNOW: ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ by Coolio

ADAM DEVINE: ‘Ditty’ by Paperboy

ELIZABETH BANKS: ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake

What is the last song you downloaded?

KAY CANNON: ‘Hurt Me Tomorrow’ by K’naan

ADAM DEVINE: ‘Stay’ by Lisa Loeb. We are thinking about doing something with it for Workaholics. We found out Lisa Loeb was a fan and we can’t afford to actually buy the song so we are going to try and re-record it. She said she would even try to play the guitar for us. It could be really cool.

ELIZABETH BANKS: The entire Avett Brothers CD

What is the best album of all time?

KAY CANNON: Michael Jackson, Thriller

BRITTANY SNOW: The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper

ELIZABETH BANKS: Michael Jackson, Thriller

What was the first CD/tape/record you ever bought?

KAY CANNON: My sister was 8 years older than me so I took a lot of music from her. I think it was Wham! or Duran Duran.

BRITTANY SNOW: The Lion King Soundtrack

ADAM DEVINE: My first tape was Ace of Base and my first CD was Nirvana, Nevermind.

ELIZABETH BANKS: Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant. I got it at a church basement sale.

What is your favorite ’80s movie?

KAY CANNON: Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink… just anything John Hughes.

BRITTANY SNOW: Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, St. Elmo’s Fire and Say Anything.

ADAM DEVINE: The Goonies. You probably wanted me to say Heathers or something, right?

ELIZABETH BANKS: Weekend at Bernie’s or Sixteen Candles.

What is your favorite reality show?

KAY CANNON: The Real Housewives is something I watch non-stop. I watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians but it makes me angry. Most recently I’ve been watching Income Property on HGTV.

BRITTANY SNOW: I’m obsessed with Top Chef but I don’t know how to cook at all. I eat while I watch and I swear it makes food taste better.

ADAM DEVINE: Hard Knocks!

ELIZABETH BANKS: Project Runway or The Voice. I’ll watch the competition shows that require talent.

Would you rather do a 3 day juice cleanse or 3 day bootcamp?

KAY CANNON: 3 day bootcamp!

BRITTANY SNOW: I like working out more than I like not eating. I would rather eat and work out like a crazy person.

ELIZABETH BANKS: I’m gonna go with juice cleanse. Bootcamp is just SO hard, but I do love it at  the end of the day. No one complains when they get to the top of a mountain, they just take in the view and they are excited that they got there.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?

BRITTANY SNOW: Go for it. Don’t be deterred by how difficult it is to get the self-esteem to keep auditioning again and again. I think the people that get it right away are very lucky, but it’s very rare that people actually get success right off the bat. It takes a lot of persistence and people don’t really talk about that. There’s a lot of ups and downs and success doesn’t really go in a straight line. If you want it bad enough, you get through it no matter what.

ELIZABETH BANKS: Choose something easier. Choose something where you can hang out with your family as much as possible and be more relaxed. My advice to everyone is to find something that you love to do and then don’t worry about getting paid for it… just do it and the money will come.

What’s one thing you know now that you wish you would have known in college?

ELIZABETH BANKS: I wish I would have walked around naked all the time from 19-26 because that was my prime body years and I did not know it at the time. I was really insecure and I don’t know what the hell I was thinking.

Los Angeles Readers! Don’t forget to RSVP for a special HelloGiggles Pitch Perfect screening and Q&A with the writer and some of the cast this Wednesday at The Grove! Email (Subject: PITCH “your name”).

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