“Diversity is beautiful.” Watch Anna Kendrick’s full speech at Variety’s #PowerOfWomen luncheon on Friday
As the packed room dined on a three-course meal and celebratory champagne, Lisa Kudrow took the stage to present the next award to Kendrick, with whom she worked on the Duplass brothers’ upcoming film “Table 19.” Kudrow added, “There are no half measures for Anna.”
The “Pitch Perfect” star was recognized for her work with the Trevor Project, providing crisis intervention and suicide services to LGBTQ teens.
“If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ve probably seen there’s this sexual revolution happening,” Kendrick said. “And it’s beautiful and it’s fun and it’s exciting, and it gives me hope that this generation is onto something.”
The youngest honoree, Kendrick walked the event’s red carpet with the Trevor Project’s founder, and raved that she was taken by surprise to be named one of the five Power of Women honorees, noting that she can’t believe her face is on Variety‘s special covers for the event. “Fun fact,” she said, sharing a story that raised laughter from the crowd. “The day of my cover shoot, I had jury duty and missed my shoot…I feel like if I had any real power, I could have gotten out of it. I feel like Oprah could have probably gotten out of it.”