Anna Kendrick recalls experiencing emotional abuse in past relationship

Anna Kendrick is sharing the reason why her performance in Alice, Darling "resonated" with her. The Pitch Perfect actress shared that playing the character of Alice, a woman experiencing emotional abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, held a special significance for her. "I was coming out of a personal experience with emotional abuse and psychological abuse," she said in an interview with People. "I think my rep sent it to me, because he knew what I'd been dealing with and sent it along." Kendrick shared more about the former relationship, but declined to name who she was referring to. "I was in a situation where I loved and trusted this person more than I trusted myself," she explained. "So when that person is telling you that you have a distorted sense of reality and that you are impossible, your life gets really confusing really quickly." She said that reassessing what had happened in her relationship was ‘the hardest task of my adult life’. Alice, Darling gave Kendrick an opportunity to reflect on her own experiences.