ParaNorman's Anna Kendrick Discusses (Being a Fan of But Not Believing) the Paranormal
08.18.12 by Ryan
It should be a real dog fight at the box office this weekend with the 3-D, stop-motion animated ParaNorman going toe-to-toe with the sequel The Expendables 2 and the musical drama Sparkle, but at least one cast member makes a case for why audiences might want to see ParaNorman instead.
"It's absolutely extraordinary," said Anna Kendrick, who provides the voice of the main character's older sister, Courtney. "It completely exceeded my expectations — particularly in the third act, when things get really crazy. It feels like the screen's going to come apart. I was just so impressed with what these people do and baffled by how their brains can create something like this."
ParaNorman follows the young Norman (voiced by The Road's Kodi Smit-McPhee), who can talk to ghosts and must save his Massachusetts town after it falls under siege from the undead. While Kendrick admits to being impressed with the final result, the actress told Hollywood Dailies that ParaNorman did not convince the actress of the possibility of the supernatural.
"But you know what I've been told, that the reason I've never had any paranormal experiences is because I'm not open to them," Kendrick explained. "And I'm fine with that."
ParaNorman was directed by Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux) and screenwriter Chris Butler. The voice cast includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann.