The Barden Bellas are back in their aca-awesome sequel Pitch Perfect 2 and the cast let loose with some fun facts about the movie at a recent press conference. Elizabeth Banks directs this movie sequel and also reprises her role as a capella commentator Gail as the Bellas head off to take on the world. The Pitch Perfect 2 release is sure to be big, but this list has everything you need to know.
The Pitch Perfect 2 cast features Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, Ben Platt, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, and Chrissie Fit, and they welcome new Bella member Hailee Steinfeld as they take on Flula Borg, Birgitte Horst Sorensen, and DSM, the world a capella champions. There are also plenty of great cameos in this sequel, some of which have been revealed in trailers and clips and others we'll just leave for you to enjoy.Check out this list of Pitch Perfect 2 fun facts and be sure to watch the sequel when it hits theaters May 15! If you want even more Bellas, check out the official site and the film's Facebook page.
They Went (Really) Big for the Super Bowl
The 30 second Super Bowl spot for the film reportedly cost the distribution company a total $4.5 million. Given that the budget of the film is $29 million, the short ad used 16% of their entire production budget.Source
People Flew in from as Far as New Zealand to Be Extras in the Film
The World Championship scene was one of the hardest to film because the crowd would get bigger every day. At one point, there were 3,500 extras used in the wide shots. Fans came from all over the world to be apart of the scene.
Snoop Dogg Makes a Cameo for an Adorable Reason
Snoop's daughter is a gigantic Pitch Perfect fan. He told the producers that a cameo in the sequel will make him look cool in his daughter's eyes.
Rebel Wilson Works out Five Times a Week
On the Pitch Perfect set, actors are singing and dancing for 16 hours a day. . . which makes us tired just thinking about it. To build up her endurance, Rebel Wilson works out with a personal trainer 5 times a week. "I eat a lot of dessert after work though, so I haven't had a problem of rapidly losing too much weight," she jokes.