Marie Claire recently gave a reporter the impossibly fun assignment of going out and getting drunk with Anna Kendrick. While this should have led to good times and quotes aplenty, the article (or what's available of it online) is basically just your typical lady mag word salad. Why oh why won't Marie Claire (or Kendrick's publicists) let the girl get goofy and sloppy?!

To their credit, Kendrick—who's become known for her snappy repartee on social media—and interviewer Jessica Pressler (of New York Mag) were able to sneak the actress' signature wit in amongst the seemingly obligational descriptions of her slim frame and quirky personality. Like when Anna Kendrick hints that she doesn't give a fuck if you think she's not pretty:

"The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?' And you're like, 'No, you're not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'"

Didn't let her stop her then, won't let it stop her now.

Unsurprisingly, she was better at displaying her sense of humor in an off the cuff Twitter remark than she was in an edited magazine interview.

Anna, we the Jezebel staff would formally like to invite you out for a night of true drunkenness. We can talk about dicks, sing Sondheim songs and try to figure out why Marie Claire dressed you in a turtleneck, blazer and no pants, then posed you on the beach.

Images via Marie Claire.