Anna Kendrick thanks firemen who helped her escape hotel fire

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Anna Kendrick has revealed she had to escape her 11th floor hotel room because of a fire, just moments before she appeared on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The actress, who was appearing on the show to promote Pitch Perfect 3, told host Jimmy she was forced to flee her The Whitby Hotel in New York with only the clothes on her back.

“I was in my room. I was like, ‘I’m on the 11th floor and I smelled smoke," she said. "And then the fire alarm went off. So I was like, ‘Well, normally I would ignore this, but I also smell smoke.'”

Anna Kendrick told Jimmy Fallon she escaped a fire before appearing on his show. Source: Getty

The Cups singer wanted to grab her clothes, but admitted she didn't because, “I didn’t want to be that guy that, like, grabs all the stuff and then dies because then you’re a jerk. And you’re dead.”

The 32-year-old documented her big escape on Instagram, taking time to thank the firemen for their help.

She shared the drama to social media. Source: Instagram/JimmyFallon
The Hollywood actress then had to walk to the Jimmy Fallon studio as the roads were closed. Source: Instagram/JimmyFallon

Hilariously, as Anna had nowhere else to go, she headed to The Tonight Show studio wearing her track pants and a beanie.

She didn’t have a change of clothes, so she ended up wearing her track pants when they taped a performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” See the video below.

She was on the show to promote Pitch Perfect 3, seen here at the LA premiere with Ruby Rose. Source: Getty

We're glad you're safe Anna.

Pitch Perfect 3, which also stars Aussie faves Rebel Wilson and Ruby Rose, is in cinemas on 1st January 2018.

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