'She’s like the raddest chick on the planet,' Timberlake says of costar

By Noelene Clark
July 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake may be huge Hollywood stars, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get starstruck themselves. Case in point: The pair geeked out over Gwen Stefani’s visit to the set of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.

In the film, which stars Kendrick as a bubbly Troll leader Poppy and Timberlake as anxious town outcast Branch, Stefani plays a troll named DJ Suki and lends her voice to the soundtrack on a song with Timberlake.

“I was like, Gwen’s in the movie… how can I just find a reason? I wanna do a song with Gwen, I have to do a song with Gwen” Timberlake said. “She’s like the raddest chick on the planet.” “We were both pretty geeky the day that she was there,” Kendrick added. “I came in for a recording session and just caught the tail end of Gwen’s session, and I was like full-on saucer-eyed.”

For more on Trolls, which arrives in theaters on Nov. 4, check out our coverage of the film’s panel at SDCC here, and see the full interview above. (Spoiler: At one point Timberlake and Kendrick rap about Trolls together).

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  • PG
release date
  • 11/04/16
  • 92 minutes
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