While some celebrated scream queen Maika Monroe’s casting as the president’s daughter in Independence Day 2, Anna Kendrick was not pleased. The Pitch Perfect 2 star took to Twitter to complain that Mae Whitman, who played the role in the original film, didn’t get the part.
“What the actual f–k?” she wrote. “@maebirdwing is talented as hell, and JUST proved she can carry a film. Smh.”
Mae Whitman recently starred in The DUFF, and was beloved by Parenthood fans for her character’s ability to turn any scene into a cry session. But as far as we know, she wasn’t up for the role in Independence Day 2—after news broke of Monroe’s casting, The Hollywood Reporter named several other actresses who were part of the grueling audition process, but Whitman’s name was not among them.
Whitman seemed to appreciate her pal sticking up for her, but didn’t comment on whether she’d been up for the part in a Twitter response:
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