Anna Faris will cohost the People’s Choice Awards later this evening (Wednesday, January 7th), however her husband Chris Pratt likely won’t be on hand for the red carpet stroll. Their two-year-old son Jack is scheduled for eye surgery on Thursday morning, so Chris may stay home with him instead. Jack was born nine weeks premature back in August of 2012, and some health problems have followed.
Allison Janney, with whom Anna Faris costars in Mom is the People’s Choice Awards cohost for the evening, and also Faris’s date for the night in her husband’s absence.
“I don’t think I could do it with anybody else right now,” Faris explains.
“She’s gonna be rippin’ the skin off my arms. I’m actually really glad that we’re doing it together because I don’t think I could do it alone. I feel very comfortable with her up there,” Allison Janney told People magazine.
Anna Faris explained the situation behind her husband’s purported absence Wednesday night during an interview with ET Canada.
— People magazine (@peoplemag) January 7, 2015
“My son is having eye surgery the next morning, so we’ll see what happens–[Chris] may come, but he may not,” she told them.
She did admit to being obsessed with Allison Janney.
“You may think that it’s a joke, but I truly do have an obsession with my costar,” Faris said. “I think we’re both feeling really lucky right about now that we get along so well and that we love each other.”
“Neither one of us is a diva,” Janney added. “We both get it and we both appreciate our jobs and we love that we get to do what we do, and we enjoy being silly and funny and playing.”
“I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful child and a great job, an amazing costar,” she shared.
There’s no question that Anna Faris is grateful. She will be grateful for her evening as People’s Choice Awards cohost–whether or not hubby Chris Pratt is able to come–and no doubt even more grateful when son Jack has emerged successfully from his eye surgery on Thursday.
Will you be checking Anna Faris and Allison Janney out as they host tonight’s event? Tune in to CBS at 9:00 for the festivities.