Rapture-Palooza Star Anna Kendrick Is Addicted to Reddit
Accomplishments Starring in Rapture-Palooza (in theaters June 7) and Drinking Buddies (Aug. 23); played a cappella prodigy Beca Mitchell in last year's Pitch Perfect
Base Los Angeles
What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
I still haven’t bought a clock radio, so I look at my phone to check the time. And then I’ll see that I’ve got texts and emails. So then I’m just up because I’m afraid that somebody’s died in the middle of the night.
How do you get your news?
I’m addicted to Reddit. I spend a lot of time there, probably more than I should, but it’s definitely one of the first things that I check in the morning. That’s how I found out about the theater shooting in Aurora because someone who worked there had posted about it. It’s amazing—that site gets information faster than anybody.
Are you a fan of any particular subreddits?
Sometimes I’ll go to the "Get Motivated" subreddit just to get me off Reddit … There was one this morning that literally said, "Whatever you’re supposed to be doing right now, go fucking do it," and I was like, “Aye aye, Reddit!”
What occupies you in the car?
I like to listen to This American Life in the car. There is something really soothing about it. They present stories in a way that’s not overwhelming, even if it’s really intense.
How do you listen to music?
I just got into Spotify. It’s a game-changer. Weirdly, I’m in this rut where I haven’t been listening to a lot of new music, so I’m actively looking for recommendations. I’ve been listening to comedy albums, like Paul Tompkins and Maria Bamford and Eugene Mirman, which is actually really fun when you’re getting ready in the morning. It totally gets me pumped for the day.
Are you a TV junkie?
Not really. I didn’t own a TV for years, so I almost forget that it’s available sometimes. But there are certain shows that I’ll obsess over. I finally just watched all of Girls straight through. And I’m a big Game of Thrones fan. ..more at source