Actor Anna Kendrick can now add author to her resume. Nominated for a Tony in 1998 for High Society and an Oscar in 2010 for Up in the Air, Kendrick released her book, Scrappy Little Nobody, November 15.
She paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about her memoir and the host chose to read an excerpt. “This is on page 186,” he said. “‘Every single time [I'm interviewed, I] picture [the host] having sex. I don’t mean to, it just happens, I can’t stop myself. What is it like?’”
Typically, when Kendrick visits the comedian, the two sing together. Colbert did not have time to learn a song this time around, but Kendrick performed a bit of “I’m Still Here” from Follies.
Watch Kendrick’s previous appearance on the show, where the two sang “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Annie Get Your Gun:
Kendrick became known for her singing with the debut of Pitch Perfect, a movie centered around college a cappella culture, before starring as Cinderella in the film version of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.