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Anna Kendrick: I'm a hot dog now

Published 22/01/2013 | 15:26

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Anna Kendrick knew she had made it when she had a hotdog named after her

Anna Kendrick feels like she has made it in Hollywood after having a hotdog named after her.

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The Twilight star - who has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Up In The Air with George Clooney - was stunned to discover she could order herself on a fastfood menu.

Anna explained: "There is a place in Chicago called Hot Doug's. They just sell hotdogs and it is one of those places where there is always a line around the corner. They name all their hotdogs after people. Like 'The Brigitte Bardot' and 'The Joe Strummer'. Now there is an ' Anna Kendrick' hotdog.

"It is the most surreal and random thing I have ever experienced. Somebody had told me about it and I thought it was a joke. Until I went to Chicago and ordered 'The Anna Kendrick'. I was like 'I think this is when you have really made it - when you have a hotdog named after you by a man you have never met.' Fantastic."

The actress stars in animated comedy adventure ParaNorman as the voice of Courtney, a teenage girl whose eccentric younger brother, Norman ( Kodi Smit-McPhee), must save his small New England town from an all-out zombie invasion.

Anna revealed: "I did not see a single frame of Courtney until my fourth recording session because they were mostly working on Norman. My reaction was that it is such a juvenile thought to have, but when they showed it to me I was like, 'Wait, she's talking in my voice!' which, of course, I knew that was going to happen, logically.

"It was like seeing [ Disney cartoon] Aladdin except Jasmine is using my voice all of a sudden. To finally see my voice match up with the character was actually a surprisingly strange thing to wrap my brain around."

:: ParaNorman is out on DVD, Blu-ray and in 3D on Monday January 28, 2013.

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