Anna Kendrick found it "terrifying" auditioning for 'The Last Five Years'.
The actress was required to audition twice for the film, once as an actress and once as a singer in a bid to secure the role of Cathy Hiatt - but was petrified for the latter as she had to perform in front of acclaimed Broadway songwriter, Jason Robert Brown, who penned the show .
She explained: "I figured at some point they would want to make sure that I could sing it, so I had to go to Jason's house and sing two songs for him from the show. That was a completely terrifying experience."
As well as finding the process nerve-racking due to Jason's songwriting prowess, the 29-year-old star said she was even more anxious about her audition for the film - which is a deconstruction of a relationship over five years - because she couldn't tell what he thought of her after she sang.
She added: "He is a difficult man to read. So the most enthusiastic response that I got was that 'we are in good shape.'"