'This is a sexy accountant movie!': Anna Kendrick talks up her Ben Affleck thriller while revealing 'math whiz' mum loves it
Anna Kendrick was up bright and early to chat about her upcoming film, The Accountant, on Good Morning America at its Times Square studios in New York on Friday.
In it, she stars opposite Ben Affleck who plays a small-town CPA who is actually cooking the books for criminal organisations.
And the 31-year-old dished that her mother Janice, an accountant all her life, loves it.
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Early bird: Anna Kendrick was up bright and early to chat about her upcoming film, The Accountant, on Good Morning America at its Times Square studios in New York on Friday
'She was excited because there’s all these jokes about how accountants are boring, and so she was like, "This is a sexy accountant movie. There’s intrigue and fights, and it’s very exciting,” ' Anna said.
The beautiful brunette even asked her mum for some advice on playing her role, according to ABC News.
'I sent her the script which is kinda frowned upon. I was like, "You have to explain all of this to me."
'She’s a math whiz and ... so she was explaining all the financial aspects of it because it’s kind of a puzzle.
Front and centre: The 31-year-old dished that her mother Janice, an accountant all her life, loves her daughter's new movie because it doesn't portray the profession as boring for once
Not your usual CPA movie: Anna shared her mother 'was like, "This is a sexy accountant movie. There’s intrigue and fights, and it’s very exciting" '
'You don’t have to be a math whiz to follow the movie but since I was saying the lines I figured I should kind of know what they mean.
'And the second I was done I was like, that’s gone forever. Farewell,' the beautiful brunette joked.
The Pitch Perfect star struck the right fashion note in a black blouse with a white leaf pattern and white collar and cuffs that she teamed with a beige A-line skirt and black high-heeled pumps.
On the promo tour: The busy star put in the appearance the day after co-star Ben Affleck chatter about their movie on GMA
Arriving at the studio: The star was driven to the studio before dawn and covered up against the slight chill in a light grey coat
Moving on: After her chat on GMA, the Pitch Perfect star walked to Extra's studios at the H&M store in Times Square
After GMA, Anna stopped in on Extra for a chat at the studios at H&M in Times Square. The accountant is due out on October 14
Meanwhile, the busy actress and co-star Justin Timberlake promoted their new DreamWorks animation movie, Trolls, at Macy's flagship store in New York's Herald Square on Thursday.
The couple lend their voices to the family-friendly flick about the popular dolls of the same name.
Striking the right fashion note: The Pitch Perfect star wore a black blouse with a white leaf pattern and white collar and cuffs that she teamed with a simple beige A-line skirt
Natural beauty: The brunette kept her make-up simple with a minimum of foundation and blusher and rose pink lipstick
It tells the story of grumpy survivalist Branch - played by Justin - and giddy troll Princess Poppy - played by Anna - who must team up to save Troll Town from the monstrous Bergens.
It also stars Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Justin is also executive producer of the film's soundtrack, featuring his hit, Can't Fight The Feeling, which is number one in 17 countries. Trolls is out November 4.
Playing it by the numbers: Anna portrays the assistant to Ben Affleck's crooked accountant in the new movie, due out on October 14
Sing along: On Thursday Anna and Timberlake appeared at an event for their new animated film Trolls at Macy's flagship store in New York's Herald Square
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