Anna Kendrick Says She Once Called Barack Obama the A Word Right to His Face


What do you say when you meet former President Barack Obama? If you’re Anna Kendrick, you use colorful language.

The 33-year-old actress revealed on Friday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she accidentally called Obama an “a——” during an intimate campaign event with him in Los Angeles back in 2012.

Her slip up came after Obama called out Kendrick while discussing the economy and the recession, noting to the crowd of 30 how Up in the Air — her 2009 movie with George Clooney — was one of his favorites and tackled both topics.

After his speech, Obama apologized to Kendrick one-on-one, telling her, “I hope I didn’t embarrass you earlier?”

She responded with her instinctual wit. “Yeah, you’re such an a——,” a comment she recalled on The Late Show with total shock.

That wasn’t the only thing Kendrick told Obama.

The Maine native teased Obama about being the first person to arrive at the event, to which he asked her, “Are people from Maine really punctual?”

“And I was like, ‘You didn’t know that? You’re the president!’” Kendrick recalled

For what it’s worth, Obama seemed to take both comments in stride. Kendrick posted photos of their chat a year later to Instagram, showing the then-president doubled over with laughter. She called their time…

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