Trauma is an incredibly harmful thing to endure. Perhaps you suffer from trauma stemming from a violent experience. Maybe it’s an emotionally abusive relationship. Some people have alcoholism and drug addiction in their family, leading to traumatic situations. Needless to say there’s a number of ways that trauma can creep into someone’s life. You know, like being asked to act in a “Twilight” film while being stuck in Portland, Oregon. Stuff like that.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, while discussing the pivotal films in her career, actress Anna Kendrick talked about the harrowing time she experienced on the set of the first “Twilight” back in the late-2000s. According to the actress, the conditions were so horrible, it was akin to surviving a “hostage situation.”
“The first [‘Twilight’] we filmed in Portland, Oregon, and I just remember being so cold and miserable,” explained Kendrick. “And I just remember my Converse being completely soaked through and feeling like, ‘You know, this is a really great group of people and I’m sure that we would be friends at a different time, but I want to murder everyone.’ Although, it was also kind of bonding. There was something about it, like if you go through some trauma event. Like you imagine people who survive a hostage situation, and you’re kind of bonded for life.”
Obviously, when you watch the video (below), Kendrick is being a bit hyperbolic about the situation. How else could she justify working on a major motion picture, getting paid a ridiculous amount of money to portray a high school kid in a vampire-filled school, and comparing it to the trauma that people feel while being held hostage? That would be a bit too much, right?
Kendrick is a fine actress and is awfully charming in her films and TV roles, but I’m sure there are plenty of people that would gladly trade their jobs for the chance to spend a few months in Portland on a film set even if it is “so cold and miserable.”
Anna Kendrick can currently be seen in the HBO Max series, “Love Life.”