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  • To celebrate the release of Pitch Perfect 2, let's take a look at 12 things you probably

  • didn't know about the musical comedy sequel.

  • To get ready for the movie's opening sequence, which features her performing Miley Cyrus's

  • Wrecking Ball, Rebel Wilson trained in acrobatics at LA's Cirque School with aerial stunts expert

  • Aloysia Gavre. Although in real life Wilson's afraid of heights,

  • she trained three times a week for five weeks so she could swing using trapeze silks, and

  • perform moves including what she calls theDeath Drop Spread Eagle', in a routine

  • somewhat inspired by Pink's performance of Glitter In the Air at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

  • Costumes for Pitch Perfect 2, including the Bellas' bodysuits for the opening sequence,

  • feature 20,000 dollars' worth of Swarovski crystals.

  • The costume department employed three women full time to crystallise costumes!

  • Thanks to the massive world-wide success of Pitch Perfect and its soundtrack, licensing

  • songs for the sequel was a little easier. The toughest song to secure was Muse's Uprising,

  • which German group Das Sound Machine perform in the movie, and which took a personal request

  • written by director Elizabeth Banks to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy to lock down.

  • After tweeting Alexis Knapp, American football player David Bakhtiari managed to score a

  • cameo in Pitch Perfect 2 for himself and four of his teammates from the Green Bay Packers.

  • Bakhtiari and his fellow players, Clay Matthews, Don Barclay, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton, plus

  • Jordan Rodgers, who plays in the Canadian Football League, are such huge fans of the

  • first Pitch Perfect movie that, according to Anna Kendrick, they can do the finale back

  • to front!

  • About a month before filming, the stars of Pitch Perfect 2 gathered for an a capella

  • boot camp with the movie's music and choreography team.

  • Musical director and vocal producer Deke Sharon made sure everyone could sing every note perfectly

  • from memory before they were allowed into the recording studio to lay down their part

  • of each track. Whereas training for the first movie focused

  • on nailing the basics, in Pitch Perfect 2 the Barden Bellas have been a capella stars

  • for several years, so Sharon worked on extending the actors' vocal techniques and ranges and

  • made them mimic instruments!

  • The movie's World Championships feature cameos from a number of real-life a capella groups.

  • Among those appearing are Pentatonix, who hail from Texas and won US reality show The

  • Sing-Off, in 2011, and appear in the film as Canadian group Mountain Rhythm.

  • Also making an appearance are The Filharmonic, an all-male Filipino-American a capella group

  • based in LA, who are called Manila Envy in the movie.

  • Also getting a cameo is Penn Masala, a Hindi a capella group formed at the University of

  • Pennsylvania in the mid-90s, and who are called The Naan Stops in Pitch Perfect 2.

  • Sons Of Anarchy star Katey Sagal, who plays the mother of new Barden Bella Emily, actually

  • has an off-screen connection to the world of a capella, as her older daughter Sarah

  • White is in two a capella choirs, The Owl Creek Singers and the Stairwells, at Kenyon

  • College in Ohio.

  • Snoop Dogg wanted to be in Pitch Perfect 2 as his daughter is such a huge fan of the

  • first movie. So, the rapper makes a cameo appearance as

  • himself.

  • Adam DeVine's Bumper and Rebel Wilson's Fat Amy may be something of an item in the movie,

  • but in real life DeVine is dating Kelley Jakle, who plays Wilson's fellow Barden Bella, Jessica.

  • The pair met when they filmed the first Pitch Perfect.

  • As a student, Jakle was part of the SoCal VoCals, a University of South California a

  • capella group that's won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, or

  • ICCAs, multiple times. Oh, and also in real life, Jakle and Brittany

  • Snow, who plays Chloe, are best friends and share a home in LA!

  • Skylar Astin plays Anna Kendrick's on-screen boyfriend Jesse, but in real life his girlfriend

  • is Anna Camp, who plays former Bella Aubrey. And, like Adam DeVine and Kelley Jakle, Astin

  • and Camp also met on the original Pitch Perfect.

  • The movie's a capella World Championships may take place in Denmark's capital city Copenhagen,

  • but they were actually filmed in Highland Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • A casting call was put out in the summer of 2014 and fans of the first film were invited

  • to attend the night-time shoot, which attracted around 3,000 people.

  • Other Baton Rouge locations in Pitch Perfect 2 included the Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion,

  • which was used for the Dean's house; a mansion on Highland Road, which was used for the underground

  • a capella riff-off; and for exterior shots of Barden University, the filmmakers and cast

  • returned to the Louisiana State University where the original movie also filmed.

  • Well there you have it, 12 things you probably didn't know about Pitch Perfect 2!

  • Now, let me know in the comments below, what are your favourite moments from the Pitch

  • Perfect movies and why? And what songs would you love to hear if they

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