“I didn’t feel I was extraordinary in terms of looks or academia. I was like, Well, I can take a joke and I can make one too. I’ve got that going for me! So I leaned into that. There was a sense of: I refuse to allow you to make me feel uncomfortable. That carried over into adulthood. I’m not saying it’s healthy. It’s a defense mechanism, but it’s one that serves me well.” - Anna Kendrick for Glamour Magazine, June 2015