In the last three years, Anna Kendrick‘s career has exploded. Thanks to the little a cappella flick that could, Pitch Perfect, the 29-year-old actress has been the go-to girl for all-things movie musical. And now, she’s starring in the most heartbreaking of them all, Richard LaGravenese‘s The Last Five Years.
In the big screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown‘s original production, in theaters and VOD now, Kendrick plays Cathy, a struggling actress whose marriage crumbles amidst the success of her distracted husband’s (Jeremy Jordan) novelist career.
If the fact that this film is preceded by Into the Woods and followed by Pitch Perfect 2 is any indication, the actress’ singing ability is no fluke. For further proof, here are her 10 greatest musical moments.
“Life Upon the Wicked Stage” (My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies special, 1998)
Kendrick got her start as a fetus, basically, in a Broadway production of High Society, which earned her a Tony nomination at age 12. Here she is, at Carnegie Hall, performing “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” with the Kit Kat Girls of Cabaret around the same time.
“Ladies Who Lunch” (Camp, 2003)
If you want to know what a boss looks like, just check out Kendrick in this cult classic. The actress plays Fritzi, a kicked-around musical theater camper who sabotages and one-ups the Queen Bee she so loyally followed. Karma’s a bad bitch.
“No Diggity,” (Pitch Perfect, 2012)
Everyone knows the lyrics to Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity,” but no one makes it sound as sexy as she does. Screw the cup, this is AK’s most unforgettable performance in the film that unexpectedly made her a mega star.
Watch Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow discuss Pitch Perfect: