Anna Faris confessed recently that, although known for her comedic skills, she just cannot tell a joke.
The actress, who is known for her role as dumb blond Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film franchise, told British magazine Grazia via Cover Media that telling a joke doesn’t come easily to her. But, she concedes that portraying funny ladies brings much joy to her life.
“I don’t even know how to tell a joke well,” Faris told the magazine. “[But doing comedy] made me a happier person.”
Faris’ husband — Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt — can be pretty darn hilarious, too, according to the Mom actress.
“Oh golly. Chris is a really funny guy. We both started out playing very stupid people and there’s something interesting in that. I hope people’s impressions are that we’re jovial. They probably have low expectations anyway.
“I’m funnier,” she added.
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Like many new moms of a certain age in Hollywood, Faris worried that having children would end her career. She and Pratt are parents to two-year-old Jack, and instead of ending her career, she found that becoming a mother gave her the experience and funny fodder that comes in handy for her current television show, Mom.
“After I had my baby when I was 36, I was like, ‘Is my run over?’ My husband’s career was going crazy and I was, like, ‘Maybe I’ll try and do some writing… then I can be at home with my son.’ That’s when Mom came along,” she said.
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Faris believes Mom, which co-stars 54-year-old Allison Janney and Jaime Pressly, is unique. It follows the exploits of Faris’ character Christy — a newly sober, single mom trying to navigate life with the help of friends and family.
“Our show has two women who aren’t young. That’s remarkable in itself. We were doing this scene where Allison and I are in the car with Octavia Spencer and Mimi Kennedy, and it was like, we’re not talking about boys. We’re talking about driving Octavia to jail. When was the last time this happened? Four women, over 30, in a car, not talking about boys,” she said.