14 Aca-Awesome Facts About ‘Pitch Perfect’

Get ready to get pitch slapped with these Pitch Perfect facts! Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters May 15, 2015 and basically every person that loves to sing in the shower has been counting down to that very day. We’re here to pump you up with some aca-awesome facts!

1. The scenes/plot between Fat Amy and Bumper were not scripted.

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Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine would constantly improvise their lines whenever they were in a scene together. DeVine often would try to kiss her, which created a back story for their characters throughout the film.

2. The complete category list for the Riff-Off is extensive.

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The full list of categories are: Ladies of the ’80s, Songs About Sex, Black Michael Jackson, White Michael Jackson, Christian Rock, Hair Bands, TV Theme Songs, Reggae Time, Stadium Rock, The Judd’s, Famous Duets, Puppet Songs, Party Rock Anthems. But only the first two are portrayed in the film.

3. “No Diggity” and many other final songs were not originally in the script.

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4. The role of Gail was originally written for Kristen Wiig.

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But she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. Elizabeth Banks later picked up the role and then went on to direct and produce Pitch Perfect 2.

5. Anna Kendrick lies about the meaning of (Darth) Vader in the film.

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Vader does not mean ‘father’ in German, but it does in Netherlands Dutch. The Dutch pronunciation of Vader is also different, the ‘a’ sounds like the one in ‘far’, instead of the ‘a’ as in ‘later’.

6. Most of Rebel Wilson’s dialog in Pitch Perfect was improvised.

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Brittany Snow (Chloe) said that Rebel would sometimes go off on 20-minute long tangents that had the cast and crew in tears of laughter.

7. Not all the burritos thrown actually hit Fat Amy.

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Adam DeVine accidentally hit a camera man while he was throwing burritos for that scene.

8. Additionally, that burrito scene was inspired by real life.

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Writer Kay Cannon was jogging on the side of the road in college when her then-BF (in a van with other guys) threw a burrito at her.

 9. “Cups” was never supposed to be in the film.

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Anna Kendrick told Collider that she’d heard about the song through Reddit and after the producers saw her perform it, they ditched her weird “I’m A Little Teacup” performance in place of that.

10. Skylar Astin was cast as Jesse because the producers were looking for someone with a John Cusack vibe.

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Producer Max Handelman said that they wanted someone who was “awkward but not a geek, but not so cool that you’re not rooting for him.” Crushed it.

11. Say Anything was the movie that Beca and Jesse were supposed to watch, not The Breakfast Club.

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12. The Riff-Off was shot at 3 in the morning in an abandoned pool.

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Skylar Astin told MovieViral that because they were filming in the winter, there was no place for chairs and the cast really bonded that night.

13. Fat Amy’s nickname is actually based on Amy Poehler.

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Amy’s good friend Kay Cannon decided to use the nickname from when Amy Poehler was pregnant and would call herself that.

14. Rebel Wilson was originally going to use an American accent for the film.

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But after director Jason Moore heard her native Australian accent, he asked her to use her regular voice for Fat Amy.

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