Why Anna Kendrick Isn't Looking for Prince Charming

Actress plays modern-day Cinderella in "Into the Woods."

ByABC News
January 5, 2015, 3:14 PM

— -- In "Into the Woods," Anna Kendrick plays a Cinderella for modern times.

"The idea that Cinderella gets cheated on by her prince is the most twisted and genius concept," the 29-year-old actress told the February issue of Fashion magazine about her character in the Disney adaptation of the Broadway hit. (Disney is the parent company of ABC News.)

Like her character, Kendrick is wise to any potential Prince Charmings' ways.

"I've never really gone for the razzle-dazzle types, no quarterbacks, no flashy guys and no Prince Charmings. Chris Pine’s version of Prince Charming is so funny, and so on-point, and very much all style and no substance," she said of her "Into the Woods" co-star. "A [date] once picked me up in a Mustang and he was leaning on the hood of it. He was waiting for me and I was inside my apartment, looking out the window, thinking 'Oh, this is going to go terribly.'"

She added, "The wrong kind of guy to fall in love with is the guy who will let go of the steering wheel as a joke. A guy who finds it amusing to make you uncomfortable, which is more common that you’d think, is someone you want to avoid."

Kendrick also picked up some lessons from her parents' divorce.

"They taught me that staying together for the kids is the wrong approach. It perpetuates this warped idea of what a healthy relationship looks like," she said.

These days, Kendrick is enjoying being single, which includes walking the red carpet solo.

"Recently I’ve decided that there’s no point in getting dressed up if I’m not having fun," she told Fashion. "I’ve looked at enough red carpets right now and realized that everyone might think that Taylor Schilling looked better than Lena Dunham at the Emmys ... but I thought Lena rocked that red carpet more than anybody else. What the point in fashion if you’re not having a good time?"