Anna Kendrick, the rural juror.Photo: NBC
I always assumed favourable treatment and bribes often played a part, but it seems even famous celebrities aren't exempt from the long, tedious arm of civic bureaucracy.
Thankfully, as Anna Kendrick proves, they can at least make it interesting for the rest of us - even when it comes to jury duty.
The lovable actress spent a whole day live-tweeting her jury duty - the early morning call-in, the endless waiting around to see if you've been selected, the weird courtroom shenanigans - and it was quite hilarious.
Night 3 of calling in for jury duty…thought I was off the hook, but I've got a date with justice…and the bitch wants an early morning tryst.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 24, 2015
Lunch break. Haven't been selected yet. Think my favorite thing so far is the overriding feeling that I'm about to get yelled at. #juryduty— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 24, 2015
And, like the rest of us, it ended in a late night office visit, because jury duty is still an unacceptable excuse to slack off work, apparently:
Celebrities, they're just like us - right until that midnight glamour mag photo shoot, I guess?