'Pitch Perfect' stars talk 'Glee' comparisons
September 26th, 2012
09:29 AM ET

'Pitch Perfect' stars talk 'Glee' comparisons

Set in the competitive, cutthroat world of a cappella singing, the stars of “Pitch Perfect” anticipated that people would draw comparisons between their musical comedy and Fox’s “Glee.”

“They both have singing in them,” Elizabeth Banks noted at the film's premiere on Monday. Banks has a minor, yet hilarious, role in the film, which she co-produced.

Oscar-nominated Anna Kendrick - who belts out “No Diggity,” among other tracks, in "Pitch Perfect" - said “the script was so good that I was kind of willing to deal with” the “Glee” comparisons. “The script was just so different and so funny that I was like, we are just going to have to overcome that,” she added.

Skylar Astin, on the other hand, welcomes the connections.

“To be mentioned among the ranks of ‘Glee’ is a plus in my book,” said the actor, who appeared in “Spring Awakening” on Broadway. “But I just think there are some subtle differences … we definitely use singing but we never do it to advance the plot.”

“Pitch Perfect” opens Friday with an early, limited release. The film opens in wide release on October 5.

Check out Kendrick's performance of “No Diggity" below:

[[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q573_hDhTbE]]

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  3. Syerra

    I know it's fiction.. but come on.. do you really think all of these kids really know every song word for word that was ever written??? Just once in a while.. could you show a few of the kids standing off in the corner mouthing " I don't know this one!"

    September 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • John W.

      While you are correct: it's only fiction; your "I don't know this one!" was perfect and would express all the angst and insecurity of high school in one glorious line. Bravo!

      September 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leigha

    I'll see it for Rebel Wilson. She cracks me up. I still quote her from Bridesmaids!

    September 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gluedin

    not interested.

    September 26, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lamont

    Oh man. This looks like it is really going to be an amesome movie. I can't wait until the release date! It is going to have singing! W O W !

    September 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. sssssss

    the one in the middle is really happy to be there...LOL

    September 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |

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