With the advent of the streaming wars, for a while it felt like all newly launched streamers should have Anna Kendrick content : Disney+ launched with her movie “Noelle”, HBO Max launched with its “Love Life” series and even Quibi launched with a series of Kendrick with “Dummy.” Kendrick, however, has been relatively quiet for the past few years; but she now she will return to theaters later this month in the movie “Alice Darling”, which will be shown exclusively in AMC theaters.
The film is about how Anna Kendrick’s character deals with a psychologically abusive boyfriend , and prior to its release, the actress spent a lot of time promoting the film drawing parallels between her character and her relationship with a real-life ex-boyfriend. A few months ago, in an interview with People magazine, she mentioned that a toxic and unfaithful ex-boyfriend had cheated on her and that filming “Alice Darling” had been “re-traumatizing” for her.
“So when that person tells you that you have a distorted sense of reality and that you’re impossible and everything that you think is happening isn’t happening, your life gets really confusing real fast,” said Anna Kendrick detailing the “mistreatment emotional and psychological abuse” that he suffered during the relationship. Most recently, she explained to actor Dax Shepard on his “Armchair Quarterback” podcast that her ex was “pathological” and had made her “crazy” for thinking he was cheating on her when she was actually cheating on her. .
Eventually Anna Kendrick found text messages between her ex and the woman he was having an affair with that proved it, but still, she didn’t believe it was real until she contacted the other woman and had a conversation with her. “I finally [dropped the twenty] hearing her say it. She was the one who said it and had compassion, which was like, ‘Oh, this is real.'”
While appropriately criticizing her ex-boyfriend, what Anna Kendrick hasn’t done is identify him, which is fine; But given the fact that Kendrick’s public dating history has basically been limited to three men over the past 15 years, it wouldn’t be right for anyone to assume she was one of the other two. So while the ex-boyfriend in question will also not be directly identified, clues will be offered to help make the proper identification.
Since 2009, Anna Kendrick has been involved with three men: director Edgar Wright, for 5 years from 2009 to 2013; cinematographer Ben Richardson, for six years, from 2014 to 2020; and most recently, with Bill Hader, for about a year from 2021 to 2022.
“I was with someone, it was someone I lived with, for all intents and purposes, my husband. We had embryos together, this was my person,'” Anna Kendrick told Dax Shepard on her podcast. “And then about six years later, somewhere out there, I remember saying to my brother, when things started to get worse, ‘I’m living with a stranger. Like, I don’t know what’s going on.’”
Anna Kendrick also told People magazine that the emotional abuse “happened very recently. In fact, “it happened so recently that if the movie was shooting in a month, she probably shouldn’t be doing it.” The movie was shot in June 2021. Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader separated in 2022.
Anna Kendrick also said she was still “very close” with her “five-year-old” ex.
So it should be easy to determine who the pathological and emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend was by the simple act of deduction. In unrelated news, here’s a photo of Anna Kendrick and Ben Richardson, who now seems to be a popular cinematographer in the Taylor Sheridan universe.