Anna Kendrick Talks Dildos, Sleepwalking on Ambien With David Letterman: “I Wake Up to a Surprise Every Time”

Anna Kendrick on Letterman
Anna Kendrick appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman on Dec. 16 and shared some funny stories about sleepwalking on Ambien and sex toys disguised as cat toys Ray Tamarra/WireImage

Adventures in Ambien! Anna Kendrick was her usual charming self on Tuesday, Dec. 16, when she stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman to promote her new movie musical, Into the Woods, and ended up talking instead about sex toys and sleepwalking.

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Asked about her flight the night before from London, the Pitch Perfect 2 star, 29, launched into a funny story about taking the sleep aid Ambien to knock herself out. "It's a hell of a drug, a hell of a drug," she told Letterman. "I just sort of black out the second that I take it, and it's like, I wake up, and I wake up to a surprise every time — like all my DVDs are in my fridge or something. Surprise!"

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Her most recent experience with the drug was on a plane. "This last time I took it as soon as we took off, and I remember thinking, 'Ah, I should put on something comfy to sleep in,'" she began. "And then nothing. And when I woke up, I was wearing everything that was in my carry-on bag, and I had a 90-second video of my salad. Not like an accident — like, I was Scorsese filming this salad."

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Kendrick insisted she had no recollection about anything that happened, but tried nonetheless to surmise her thought process during the Ambien haze.

"The troubling thing about everything in my carry-on was that I clearly had the thought [to] put on some sweatpants or something — it's a long flight — but I thought, well, changing would be a hassle," she told Letterman. "So it'll just go straight over the jeans, straight over the boots. So that first layer was the outfit I boarded in, and then sweatpants. And then I guess I must have thought, 'Well, I like all these clothes. I mean, that's why I packed them. So I'll just put them on.'"

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Find out more about Kendrick's adventures in Ambien in the clip above, and watch the video below to see why she thinks Letterman's cat toy is "a fur-covered dildo."

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