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Anna Kendrick Recalls The Time She Met President Obama And Called Him an A-Hole

It's not many people who get to call a sitting president an 'A-hole' to his face. Actress Anna Kendrick is one of the few, and even more startling, the president's response was to laugh. The two met at an L.A. event back in 2013, and Kendrick recounts the memorable moment.

Kendrick appeared on the 'Late Show' recently, and host Stephen Colbert asked her about the photo she posted on Instagram several years ago. It shows her standing next to then-President Barack Obama, and the POTUS was doubled over with laughter. Colbert wanted to know the story behind it.

The 'Pitch Perfect' actress said she was invited to an event at which President Obama was speaking, and she was the first one to show up. The 33-year-old actress ran into a Secret Service agent, and it turns out they were both from Maine. They chatted for a while before the event.

During the speech, President Obama stopped when he set eye son Kendrick and said, "Oh, my gosh, actually Anna was in one of my favorite movies of the year, which talked about the economy and the recession."

The movie to which he was referring was 'Up in the Air', and Kendrick said when Obama singled her out she was 'having a full stroke'.

She did get to have a little meet and greet after the speech. When she shook the Commander-in-Chief's hand, he apologized for earlier. "I hope I didn’t embarrass you earlier," he told Kendrick.

Her priceless sarcastic response was, "Yeah, you’re such an a—hole.”

She then made a face showing just how much she shocked herself by letting those words come out of her mouth. Obama laughed, though, she says, and then mentioned that she was from Maine.

Kendrick told him it was true, and told him how she was the first person to arrive and she had a conversation with the Secret Service agent from Maine.

"And he goes, ‘Oh, are people from Maine really punctual?’ ‘You didn’t know that? You’re the president,'" she tells Colbert. "So I called him an a—hole and scolded him for not knowing enough about the 50 states. So that was what made him double over with laughter. Yay!”

Kendrick said Obama was at least a good sport about it. She was later invited to the White House to sing at Christmas in Washington, and she met the rest of the Obama family. Thankfully the President could take a joke.

Aside from meeting President Obama, Kendrick also had a fan girl moment when she ran into Beyoncé at the Grammy awards.

Kendrick was in the hallway backstage when Beyoncé and her daughter, Blue Ivy, walked up to Kendrick. Beyoncé told Kendrick that Blue Ivy just loves her.

"And I'm like, well that's great news, because Blue is obviously going to be our intergalactic overlord at some point, and she's on my side... I'm glad to know my future is secure."

Kendrick also joked with Colbert about his new beard, which his wife apparently hated. Kendrick joked that he had a ‘Grisly Adams’ vibe going on with the whiskers, but the talk show host said his wife just couldn’t get used to it and he was going to have to shave.

Source: AOL
Photos: Gage Skidmore, You Tube

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