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Anna Kendrick Lends Support to the Trevor Project: 'It's Just Basic Human Rights'

In a new interview with Variety, PITCH PERFECT star Anna Kendrick vocalizes her support for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis INTERVENTION and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens.

"I just think that what they do is necessary," says Kendrick, adding, "I remember a couple of years ago I had a friend say, 'I am glad gay rights are important to you.' It was the first time that I considered that people think it's unique or brave" to champion gay rights. "It just seems to me that it's just basic human rights."

The INTO THE WOODS star is happy to see that many of her younger fans are of a completely fresh mindset. "There's something interesting happening with the younger generation," she explains. "A lot of my vocal fans on social media are young gay women. Everyone's becoming more open and it seems like the tide is shifting, but the reactionaries get more vocal and vitriolic."

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Anna Kendrick is known for her roles in the films PITCH PERFECT, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, KEND OF WATCH, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, SCOTT PILGRIM SAVES THE WORLD, PARANORMAN and 50/50. In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the film UP IN THE AIR, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. The actress was recently seen as 'Cinderella' in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS and just announced she'll be writing a collection of funny essays for Touchstone.

An accomplished theatre vet, Kendrick made her Broadway debut in the 1997 production of HIGH SOCIETY, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Kendrick's additional theater work includes A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MY FAVORITE BROADWAY/THE LEADING LADIES: LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL and Broadway workshops of JANE EYRE and THE LITTLE PRINCESS.

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