Anna Faris On Her Sitcom Character, Getting In Shape

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Anna Faris first garnered attention in "Scary Movie", and back then she had a very different look; over the years, she's gone bombshell-blonde, but her sense of humor hasn't changed a bit. The funnygirl recently spoke about her latest starring role and about getting in shape after giving birth, and says that lifting her heavy baby boy has definitely helped her tone up.

"My arms have never been toned before and now they are because he's huge. He's got a huge head, a huge body. He's like 60 pounds," she said with a laugh.

Her husband, "Parks And Recreation" actor Chris Pratt, is getting in shape as well, toning up and slimming down for his role in Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy". But Faris says that their life habits don't support being buff.

"We both love to eat and drink, so I'm sure [the weight won't stay off]. You have to live life sometimes, you know?" she said.

Faris had been on hiatus in the last year after having baby Jack, but said when she got the script for her new CBS show "Mom", she knew it felt like the right project to return to work with.

“I had left the script on the kitchen counter, and my husband picked it up,” said Faris. “And he read the first page, and he said, ‘Whatever you’re doing, put it down right now.’ He’s like, ‘This is you.’ And it felt like that. Every once in a while you get fortunate enough to play a role that kind of feels like Cinderella’s shoe.”

Faris says the role is a lot deeper and multi-faceted than characters she's played in the past.

“She’s a mess, very much like me. And it’s a story about relationships and character,” Faris said. “I’ve played a lot of one-dimensional characters in my career that haven’t been so bright.”

"Mom" airs at 9:30 on Monday night and also stars Allison Janney.

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Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum