Alexis Knapp Gives Us A Reason To See Pitch Perfect 2

Alexis Knapp this month reprises her role as Stacie – “the hot one” – in Pitch Perfect 2, a sequel to 2012’s hugely popular a cappella musical comedy, which we’re pretty sure you won’t have seen. But we have ourselves a reluctant siren. “Acting kind of found me,” says Knapp. “I always just wanted to play video games and collect reptiles.”

The 25-year-old American actress used to have 15 snakes and now she’s got just two, but then again they are red-tailed boa constrictors, so watch yourself. “I forget that people will react – I’ve had friends run out of my apartment before,” she says. “People are just brainwashed to be fearful of them because of the whole Adam and Eve thing.”

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The intrepid Knapp’s been singing and dancing since the age of two, back home by the beach in North Carolina. Now based in LA, she has starred in mega-party flick Project X in addition to the Pitch Perfect films. This latest one is directed by Elizabeth Banks (who also produces and stars). “She’s paved the way for more women to become empowered,” says Knapp, “and not just be pretty and on-screen.”

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Her next role is as a tomboy – “yay!” – in the thriller Urge opposite Pierce Brosnan, and her dream gig would be playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in a sequel to Contact, or perhaps a Marvel superhero. And how can you catch Knapp’s attention the way she’s caught yours? You need to be “incredibly intelligent and versed in the languages of science, philosophy and history. It’s beyond a turn-on – it’s a demand!”

Pitch Perfect 2 is out on 15 May

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