Anna Kendrick opens up about her sexuality and her 'freshest, mintiest kiss' with Blake Lively

Anna Kendrick says she's more like her co-star Blake Lively's character, who Kendrick describes as "very comfortable with the fluid aspects of her sexuality," in their upcoming movie A Simple Favor.

"I think I haven’t had that emotional love for a lady, which isn’t saying it could never happen to me," the 33-year-old told PrideSource in a candid new interview. 

Kendrick reflected on the first woman she kissed after high school where "it wasn't just like, we're at a party and boys are watching! That horrible performance silliness." 

In Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's foray into dark comedy, Kendrick and Lively play very different moms who meet at the kids' school and become fast, fun, day-drinking friends. When Emily (Lively) disappears, Stephanie (Kendrick) searches high and low for her missing bestie.

And that kiss the two share? 

"All I’m ever thinking about in (kissing) scenes is, who has gum? Who has a mint? And I think Blake is probably the same because I’ve never experienced a guy, like, searching for a mint and searching for gum," she said. "So, we were the mintiest, freshest two people to have ever kissed in the history of America. … Call Guinness." 

"It was a fun day," she added. 

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MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 14: Anna Kendrick is seen on the set of 'Despierta America' to promote the film 'A Simple Favor' at Univision Studios on September 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Anna Kendrick attends Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed 2018 in the Financial District on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 730 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Anna Kendrick during an interview with host Seth Meyers on September 11, 2018 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Anna Kendrick leaves 'A Simple Favor' premiere at Museum of Modern Art on September 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Anna Kendrick attends the New York premiere of 'A Simple Favor' at Museum of Modern Art on September 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Anna Kendrick attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Anna Kendrick (L) and Blake Lively present onstage during 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
US actress Anna Kendrick attends the Teen Choice Awards 2018 in Los Angeles, California, on August 12, 2018. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 20: Anna Kendrick attends Refinery29's 29Rooms San Francisco Turn It Into Art Opening Party at the Palace of Fine Arts on June 20, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Anna Kendrick arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute To George Clooney on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 26: Actress Anna Kendrick attends CinemaCon 2018 Lionsgate Invites You to An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting Its 2018 Summer and Beyond at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 25: Anna Kendrick attends the Hunter For Target Ultimate Family Festival at Brookside Golf Club on March 25, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actress Anna Kendrick attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Anna Kendrick attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Pitch Perfect 3' at Dolby Theatre on December 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 21: Anna Kendrick does good Morning America on August 21, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Anna Kendrick poses during the signing copies of her book 'Scrappy Little Nobody' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on August 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Anna Kendrick attends the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Anna Kendrick attends the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2017 at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 492 -- Pictured: Actress Anna Kendrick during an interview on February 20, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Anna Kendrick poses at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Actresses Anna Kendrick (L) and Rebel Wilson (R) attend the NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, presenters Anna Kendrick (L) and Justin Theroux onstage during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 03: Anna Kendrick is seen on January 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG005/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Anna Kendrick attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' 'The Accountant' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Actress Anna Kendrick attends the at The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, on December 12, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 21: Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner performs with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, November 21, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
NAPERVILLE, IL - NOVEMBER 17: Anna Kendrick appears at Yellow Box Theater to promote her new book 'Scrappy Little Nobody' on November 17, 2016 in Naperville, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Anna Kendrick enters 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Anna Kendrick is seen in Chelsea on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Anna Kendrick poses at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0560 -- Pictured: Actress Anna Kendrick on October 28, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actress Anna Kendrick visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 25, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Anna Kendrick arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Kendrick also revealed that a nude painting of Lively as Emily featured in the film, prominently displaying her vagina, was never actually on set but created in post-production. Lively, she notes, was responsible for its explicit nature. 

"Sometimes it was green screen, and sometimes it was this other painting that was very nice but very Tumblr art," she said. "It was actually Blake’s idea to have it be a little bit more, um, obscene. Certainly it’s art, but a little more shocking for Stephanie to see. Not so polished, not so pretty, not so coy. I thought that was really brilliant."

Elsewhere in the interview, Kendrick speaks passionately about her desire to see the teased relationship between Pitch Perfect characters Beca (Kendrick) and Chloe (Brittany Snow) materialize into a lesbian romance. The fandom for Bechloe's romantic evolution has seemingly eluded Universal Pictures, says the actress, but not Kendrick, who once came across some lesbian fanfiction about the aca friends. 

Disappointed by its wholesomeness, she said, "I was like, 'Aww, I wanted to read some sauciness!' I thought I was gonna get scandalized! Instead, I was like, 'Aww! This is, like, so sweet!'"

For Pitch Perfect 3, the actress recalled her and Snow's attempt to "trick everybody" by filming a scene with the "two of us getting together," but the scene didn't make the final cut. 

"It meant so much to us that there was this following around their latent relationship," she said, "and, yeah, I thought it would’ve been really cool if it would have ended up coming to fruition in the end."

Should the Bellas reunite for a fourth film, "I will fight tooth and nail for it," Kendrick said, "but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen."

Read the full PrideSource interview here

A Simple Favor hits theaters on Sept.14.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Blake Lively seen out and about in Manhattan on August 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Blake Lively seen out and about in Manhattan on August 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Blake Lively seen out and about in Manhattan on August 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Blake Lively seen out and about in Manhattan on August 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Blake Lively is seen on August 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Say Cheese!/GC Images)
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