Hollywood is a tapestry of human personalities and in the funny corner is Anna Kendrick, who has become one of the most popular actresses in the industry. Supported by the popularity of movies like Pitch Perfect and A Simple Favor, as well as a Twitter personality that makes her a must-see, the depth of love for Anna grows with every new project and every tweet. Of course, this love is not purely platonic and some have wondered if Anna Kendrick is gay or straight.
As equal fans of the actress we went in search of answers and here is everything we found about the sexuality of the Pitch Perfect star. Take a look at this.
Is Anna Kendrick Gay or Lesbian?
Over the years, questions about Anna Kendrick’s sexuality have permeated mainstream conversation, and fans and viewers alike are desperate to know where the actress’s pendulum really swings. The desperation was not helped by the chemistry between actresses like Brittany Snow, who played Chloe in Pitch Perfect 2, an on-screen game that won a Teen Choice Award and triggered several fan fiction stories on various websites.
The film is not the only one that raised the question of whether Anna Kendrick is gay or lesbian. Throughout her career, from her teenage years when she appeared in the film ‘Camp’ to her adult roles in films like ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘A Simple Favor’, her filmography is filled with many projects that are popular with members of the gay community.
If you believe in the Kinsey scale, then you also believe that sexuality is a spectrum, and it is on this spectrum that Anna Kendrick taps into heterosexuality. According to the actress herself, in an interview with The Advocate, she is a ‘Straight, C sharp, Boringface McGee’.
It’s a fact that surprises even the hardcore fans of the actress, who consider her at least bisexual, as her fashion style and personality trait suggest she could be a bit more fluid on the spectrum.
But although Anna Kendrick is not gay, she admits that there are liquid aspects to her sexuality, and she feels very comfortable with them, they just aren’t strong enough to have an emotional and romantic love for someone of the same sex.
Although the actress is neither gay nor lesbian, she has had some gay experiences outside of her work as an actress. According to her, she kissed a girl in high school, in a nice, nonboyish way. She also admitted that she has a crush on Blake Lively and Emily Blunt. In the movie A Simple Favor, her character, Stephanie kissed the former, who played Emily in the movie.
Anna Kendrick, who is considered a gay icon by members of the LGBTQIA community, is a strong supporter of the community because she grew up with male and female friends who are gay and lesbian.
Is She in a Relationship?
The question is then, if Anna Kendrick is not gay or lesbian, with whom is she in a heterosexual relationship? That would be Ben Richardson, a cameraman she’s been in a relationship with for more than four years.
The actress is known for keeping her relationship private, and when we say private, we mean private. She hardly ever talks about her private life. However, renegade paparazzi photos of Ben visiting her when she’s on set and other pictures show that they’ve been together for a while.
It’s difficult to determine how they met, but it’s assumed that they met either in 2013 while working on Drinking Buddies or in 2014 while working on Happy Christmas. Since then they have supposedly been together forever.
Over the years, besides rumors of being gay, Anna has been rumored to have had relationships with actors like Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhal, but the actress has not confirmed anything.
Before she was with Ben Richardson, Anna Kendrick was in a relationship with filmmaker Edgar Wright. They dated between 2009 and 2013 after they met on the set of the cult film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. To remain true to their philosophy in their private lives, there is no published reason why their five-year relationship came to an end.