It’s not anything against the pop star, it’s just that she couldn’t be so perfect all the time, the Trolls star told Net-A-Poter’s The Edit.
“I’d be terrible at being like Taylor Swift, the perfect Miss America version of interacting with fans and making sure they have a good experience,” Kendrick said. “I mean, I don’t want people to meet me and have it fuck up their day, but I’m glad I can say something weird to them and they know that’s just me.”
Kendrick further elaborated on her public persona as a less perfect, often snarky human. And while being pigeonholed to that sometimes may not be without its own downsides, she’s glad that’s how she’s perceived.
“I could play Madame Bovary and I’d still end up being dry and cynical,” she said. “There are times where someone will be like, ‘Do that thing! You know, do your thing!’ I get mildly annoyed by that. But on a greater scale, I’m lucky that’s [my] reputation; when I’m snarky with people, they know that’s just how I communicate.”
Read the full interview here.