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Pitch Perfect and Mindy Project co-star Anna Camp is headed to Vegas.
Camp has been cast in a multi-episode arc on the CBS period drama playing a sexy Hollywood starlet named Violet. The character is described as an aspiring actress who’s the mistress of a film studio mogul. Violet’s in Sin City for a film production that she hopes will be her big break. Dixon (Taylor Handley) agrees to work as her part-time bodyguard and the two become close.
Camp’s own star is rising after appearing in the buzzy fall musical Pitch Perfect. She’s also pulling double duty on broadcast TV since she’s a recurring character on Fox’s Mindy Projectthis season. Previously, Camp has had arcs on CBS’ The Good Wife and HBO’s True Blood. Vegas returns to original episodes next week.
A little midseason tinkering is underway at The Mindy Project.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Amanda Setton, who plays office sexpot Shauna on Fox’s rookie comedy, is departing the series. Additionally, Anna Camp, aka Gwen, the longtime BFF of Mindy Kaling’s titular OB/GYN, has been bumped from series regular to recurring.
I’m told Setton is exiting for creative reasons, while Camp asked to be taken off contract — a move that will allow the in-demand actress to pursue other opportunities while continuing to appear on Mindy Project (and a source insists she will continue to appear).
The mini shake-up comes as the show, which has already been picked up for a full season, is getting ready to introduce a new female character. Earlier this week, a casting call went out for the recurring and potentially series regular role of Maggie, a tomboyish college friend of Mindy’s.
Anna Camp wants to try a different look. “I’m dying to shave my head, dye my hair black, anything!” says Camp, who feels fortunate to consistently land work as the “uptight blonde.” “I’m dying to go the opposite direction and play somebody totally different.”
It’s not easy being blonde. While there are countless young, fair-haired aspiring actors, Camp has snagged two coveted roles this fall as the obsessive-compulsive Aubrey in the movie “Pitch Perfect” (in theaters now), about competing college a cappella teams, and as the straight-laced best friend on Mindy Kaling’s new Fox series “The Mindy Project.”
She really “goes for it” in “Pitch Perfect” – there are some grossout scenes – and she also gets to show off her rapping skills in the film. “I didn’t have my baseball cap on backwards so I didn’t feel like I was reaching my fullest potential,” jokes Camp, adding that she and her husband like to make up rhymes together.
She is soaring in her career, though, and she encourages aspiring actors to not stop chasing after their dreams.
“I know a lot of people that are still busting their ass every day and pounding the pavement,” says Camp. “I just want to tell everybody to not stop, to just keep going. In a way it never ends.”
How did you get cast in ‘Pitch Perfect’?
Anna Camp: I got the script and got the audition when I was in New York doing ["All New People" at Second Stage in 2011]. And they liked me and they wanted to Skype with me. I was like, “I don’t want to Skype. I want to be in the room with everybody! I’ve got to get this part no matter what!” I had Monday off so I flew out on Sunday, went in and auditioned, and sang a song on the ukulele because I was singing it in the play at the time. And then I got back on the plane on Tuesday morning, and then when I landed, I got the news that I got the job.
Did you have singing training?
Camp: I went to School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and we had a bunch of singing classes. My first job in New York was an Off-Broadway musical.
Like a scene out a movie, there was one day a little more than a year ago when Anna Campcould be seen talking on the phone, and literally jumping for joy in the La Guardia airport.The actress had just found out she had gotten the role of Aubrey, the tightly-wound leader of the a capella group The Bellas in a new musical comedy Pitch Perfect.
“I thought the script was so funny when I read it,” Camp, 30, tells The Hollywood Reporter.“All the characters are so vibrant and so different.”
The film — directed by Jason Moore – stars Anna Kendrick as the new girl at school who joins The Bellas. The outrageous musical comedy also stars Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson.
Camp’s character, Aubrey, may seem like an uptight perfectionist, but audiences soon discover she has one very strange flaw — she violently pukes when she becomes too anxious. The first time this happens is on stage during a competition (Justin Bieber anyone?).