Anna Kendrick seems to have this thing we call life all figured out.
In a recent interview with Elle magazine (for which she posed alongside celeb BFF Aubrey Plaza), the actress discusses everything from turning 30 to the best advice she's ever received. But best of all, she shares her new life motto, in turn giving us all new words to live by.
When asked if she has her own motto, Kendrick gave what might be one of her best responses ever: "I can't think of anything that wouldn't make me sound like a pretentious fuckface. Maybe that should be my motto: Don't be a pretentious fuckface."
That is pretty much the best advice anyone could give, and at least its honest. We can also think of a few people who could benefit from adopting it, too. (Ahem, Donald Trump).
Throughout her career, Kendrick has also been on the receiving end of some great advice from industry peers like James Corden, who helped her get through her Oscars performance.
She told the mag, "I remember when I was getting ready to perform at the Oscars with Neil Patrick Harris, I ran into James Corden from 'Into the Woods,' and I told him how nervous I was and he said, 'You have to enjoy yourself because the 13-year-old you would punch yourself if you didn't.' I try to keep that in mind. I think that's really great advice for everybody. To enjoy yourself in the good moments, and to push yourself in the hard moments."
Beyond sharing her wisdom, the "Pitch Perfect" star opened up to Elle about what it means to her to be 30 years old.
"I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullshit. I know you have to in your 30s as well, but you can always say, 'You know what? I'm 30-goddamned years old so I'm going to go home before 2am because I can.' I'm excited for that.”
To read her full interview, head to Elle.com.
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