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01/06/2015 06:04 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2015

Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Her Parents' Divorce

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Anna Kendrick says watching her parents divorce when she was a teen taught her a lot about love.

In the new issue of Fashion magazine, the 29-year-old actress opens up about the lessons she learned from her parents' split when she was 15.

"They taught me that staying together for the kids is the wrong approach," the "Into the Woods" actress told the mag. "It perpetuates this warped idea of what a healthy relationship looks like."

Kendrick's refreshing take on divorce is no surprise, given what she's said about her childhood in the past. Back in June, she told Elle Magazine that she never felt disadvantaged by her parent's decision to separate.

"I hate when people think you're broken because your parents are divorced," she said. "I really reject the idea of staying together for the kids. If they're growing up in a house that's not healthy, it's better to know that's not the model of what marriage should be."

As for her own love life, the star says she tries to stay clear of charmers with little else to offer, unlike the version of Cinderella she plays in "Into The Woods."

"I've never really gone for the razzle-dazzle types, no quarterbacks, no flashy guys and no Prince Charmings. Chris Pine’s version of Prince Charming [in the movie] is so funny, and so on-point, and very much all style and no substance," she told Fashion of her co-star. "A [date] once picked me up in a Mustang and he was leaning on the hood of it. He was waiting for me and I was inside my apartment, looking out the window, thinking 'Oh, this is going to go terribly.'"

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