Anna Faris looks Botoxy, odd in white: cute or tragic?


These are some new photos from last night’s premiere of What’s Your Number?, that romantic-comedy where Anna Faris plays a woman who is going back and finding all of her old boyfriends to see if she’s missed “the one”. CB and I were just examining Anna’s face in these photos from last night‘s premiere, trying to figure out what exactly is going on here. My guess is that Anna just got some premiere Botox, because her face looks oddly frozen, even when she’s trying to be animated. CB thinking Anna might have gotten tweaked beyond that – a nose job, a boob job, and perhaps more. I hope not, because I kind of like Anna. Her career is an anomaly in Hollywood – she’s a talented comedic actress, writer and producer, men and women like her, and she doesn’t put herself out there, famewhore-wise. Anna’s recent interview in Marie Claire (full piece here) was a rare occasion when Anna actually talked about her past, and she comes across as… very interesting. She‘s smart, she‘s ambitious, and she‘s got big plans:

Anna on her first marriage to actor Ben Indra: While her career took off, his stalled. “That kind of destroyed my marriage,” she confesses. “The divide became too great.” She filed for divorce in 2007. (As part of their divorce settlement, she paid $900,000 to Indra.)

Post divorce life: Enjoying her first solo apartment in L.A. and the riches of burgeoning celebrity, she splurged on a boob job and partied hard. “I was like, ‘F–k it, I’ve got nothing to lose, nobody to support.’ I wore the same Garfield shirt and jeans for three weeks. I had a running joke with my friend: ‘I hope somebody roofies me tonight!’ I didn’t care what people thought.”

Meeting and marrying Chris Pratt: But Faris, a self-proclaimed homebody “bordering on agoraphobic,” was ill-suited to the Lindsay Lohan routine and quickly abandoned it. A year later, she got engaged to Parks and Recreation’s Chris Pratt. The pair are tabloid neverminds, rarely photographed at L.A.’s usual paparazzi-flecked hot spots. They prefer, instead, to entertain at their modest three-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills. There, Faris says, she has a front-row view of the come-one-come-all business model of Hollywood’s young comic guns. “Jonah Hill used to be our neighbor. We’d see him all the time,” she explains. “He’s doing all these projects, and he’d say [to Chris], ‘You gotta do this!’ All the guys are buddies, everyone’s helping each other out and writing roles for each other. But you can’t say to a bunch of girls, ‘Hey, you’re my friend, come join my movie!’”

Hollywood sexism: “Hollywood studio executives don’t recognize the value of female performers as much as male performers,” she adds. But that’s not the only reason it’s so tough to get a group of actress friends to collaborate on a film together. Roles for women are scarce, so actresses rarely get to network on set with each other, an upside to filmmaking that men take for granted. “When we meet each other, it’s always at some fussy event where everyone’s, you know, schmoozy and full of s–t. So it’s difficult,” says Faris. “I would love to have more actress friends, but I just don’t.” To hear Faris describe it, scheduling a casual meet-and-greet coffee date between two actresses in Hollywood is as soul-crushing as having a movie go straight to DVD. “I have to call somebody’s agent and be like, ‘Hey, I know this is crazy — I don’t even have a specific project — but I’d really like to hang out with this girl,’” says Faris, wincing. “It has to be awkwardly coordinated like that.”

Faris’ goal is to become the female Judd Apatow: “I want my group,” Faris says coolly, without a whiff of implausibility. “I want my equivalent of the Judd Apatow crew.”

Longevity: “The hardest thing in my industry is longevity, getting your next job. It’s hard to get the first job, but it’s so much harder to get the sixth or seventh as a woman,” Faris sighs. So having a cadre of loyal actresses with whom she can collaborate is a forward-thinking act of self-preservation. Pretty smart for a woman whose cleavage is an uncredited supporting character in just about every film she’s made. Faris is currently filming The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen (she reportedly beat out Kristen Wiig for the lead). She’s also producing her own films, including Gold Diggers, which she describes as the female answer to Wedding Crashers. “You have to create your own stuff,” she says. “It’s really exciting to create something, sell it, and feel like I’m not just a pawn waiting to be cast.”

[From Marie Claire]

I like Anna so much more after reading that. And now I really, really hope she isn’t messing with her face too much. If left untweaked, I suspect she would still look about 20 years old, and the “Real Houswife” look won’t suit her in the long term. Hopefully, whatever’s happening is just a phase.

More photos from the premiere, including some of her boyfriends, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Dave Annable. I’m honestly starting to see the Quinto thing, Quinto-loonies. He’s quite handsome in these photos.





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Kat says:

    She looks so old. All that ‘tox, and the white hair? Eep.

  2. Bite me says:

    Bad makeup… So Anna had her Own premiere to attend

  3. Fani says:

    The NY daily news had a slideshow of actresses’ who have admitted to having work done. She was in there. She said after her divorce in ’07 she’d had a breast augmentation and other procedures.

  4. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Ms. Farris has the batwing telltale botox eyebrows going on. I hope she leaves her face alone ’cause she’d be great as the ‘aging’ bimbo in comedic parts.

    I’ve always liked her, even in not so great movies.

  5. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Yea I have always liked her since the Scary Movie movies. I love her. I am sorry to say I think her new movie looks terrible. I don’t even know to categorize it. Is it a rom-com or a raunchy comedy? It looks bad. I hope it does well though. I think Anna looks fabulous and I love her shoes. I don’t have the plastic surgery radar a lot of women these days are having installed to detect fake bitches. For the sake of fitting in I will say, Bitch is toxed as hell. Hope that sounds right.

  6. Bite me says:

    For the sake of fitting in I will bitch is tox as hell… Lmao

  7. AlaskaJoey says:

    Zach looks so hot!!! I won’t be going to the theater to see this though(I’ll rent it) because I believe he only has 3-5 minutes of screen time. And I think I saw the majority of his scene already on You Tube.

  8. danielle says:

    If Anna Farris complains that no one believes she can be pretty, smart, and funny – fine. But until Munn is as funny as Farris she can suck it. Which isn’t very girl power of me, oh well.

  9. Delta Juliet says:

    She looks like Jamie Presley (sp?) in that first pic.

  10. gee says:

    I’ll see anything she does. She is hilarious.

  11. Lindsey says:

    Zach is foine as hell…glad you’re finally coming around.

  12. Kaye says:

    The House Bunny made me a fan. She’s great.

  13. Eve says:

    I’ll watch this movie just to see my third husband’s (Chris Evans) bare ass. Because I truly hate the romantic comedy formula.

    About Quinto…I do love me some bushy eyebrows but, seriously, his are out of this world! Still think he’s quite handsome though.

  14. ShanKat says:

    I love her. I love her man. The dress is cool…I like the white. The hair color is very Chrissy Snow. But I don’t hate it. Botox, boobies, nose job. She used to have lipps, I’m happy to see she she didn’t fill ‘em up.

    Totally feeling the Quinto in these pics.

    Dave Annable…bothers me. I just can’t put my finger on why. The gray hair with the brown beard might have something to do with it.

    It’s an odd move…having a comedy premiere on Emmy night, no? At least one can be certain the stars of the movie will be the most famous people on the red carpet…

  15. foozy says:

    she’s really cute in that dress but unfortunately she’s already bumped up the lips which has completely changed her face. she’s a natural and i wish she’d just stay herself. i agree that everyone loves her..

  16. cmc says:

    “…was ill-suited to the Lindsay Lohan routine and quickly abandoned it.”

    Somebody’s gonna get sued… ;)

  17. lucy2 says:

    I kind of like her, but at the same time her voice and way of speaking kind of annoys me. Her new film looks like a total cliched rom-com, but I give her credit for wanting more and trying to do it.
    I love her husband on P&R.

  18. original kate says:

    not cute, not funny and her voice is so irritating – she sounds like a lohan.

  19. LeeLoo says:

    Lindsay Lohan: Stare into your future.

    Actually I take that back…this is Lindsay’s future IF (big if) she sobers up.

    Anna looks AWFUL.

  20. Melanie says:

    I love Anna Faris since seeing her in a movie from quite a while back–where she was a stoner–she captured it!!Been a fan ever since. Before was great after great too–don’t do anymore.

  21. clare says:

    Her movie premise sounds just like the failed tv series,The Ex-List. Elizabeth Reaser was the lead in it. It was really cute.

    She does not look good. The botox,etc. takes away her personality which was the main reason I liked her.

  22. Ashley says:

    I thought Dave Annable was cute as a button in Brothers & Sisters, but man, he needs to lose that two-tone hair/beard thing. Why do some of these good looking men fight their handsomeness so much (*coughBradPittcough*)?

  23. Heather M (Heather) says:

    Definitely Botox, but she looks fine. If you werent making fun of her for Botox, some juvenile site like The Superficial would be making fun of her crow’s feet. C’mon you guys, cut her a little slack. She is not even close to Bev Housewives surgery.

  24. Seal Team 6 says:

    I think she is a wonderful comedic actress, and, in her interviews, she seems quite normal. Not a partier, and one of the few woman who can open a movie.

    Her performance in “Just Friends” is genius. I mean that.

    And, Linnocent WISHES she was Anna Faris.

  25. Ashley says:

    She definitely got something done right around House Bunny. Something around her lips and mouth. Her before/after pictures are everywhere.

  26. Kim says:

    She isnt funny at all. Playing a stupid Playboy bunny will not put you or your crew in likes of Judd Apatow. Kristin Wigg et all are WAY closer to that goal.

    She has no self esteem & reworked her face and body to fit into the Hollywood look. I doubt we will ever see Kristin Wigg or Amy Poehler or any TRULY funny women doing that.

  27. jill says:

    Just Friends was great. “I need some salmon. Like, now.”

    Have always loved her and liked her interview in Marie Claire, too.

    @Eve: Your avatar is the best!

  28. Becky says:

    I like her. I think she’s funny and I like the fact that she’s honest. I read an article that featured her a few months ago in the New Yorker and she admitted getting botox and a boob job. While I think she’d look better if she hadn’t done either, I appreciate her honesty. Plus, at least in terms of the botox, I don’t blame her. If my face was on a movie screen I’m sure I’d be getting some, too.

  29. Anoni Mus says:

    Sorry, but I can’t stand her. She just rubs me the wrong way, and I can’t really put my finger on the reason…. is it the voice? The stupid faces she makes? The duck mouth? The way too bleached blonde?

    If she’s had work done, my respect goes to a new low.

  30. NYer says:

    I’m so disappointed that she’s messing with herself. I thought she was really cute just as she was. And funny as hell.

  31. Bec says:

    Speaking the truth about women and hollywood which affects us all! That takes guts. I have respect for her. That is a waaaay more interesting story about her than botox. Everyone in Hollywood has had it regardless if they admit it or not. If you don’t get it, you don’t work.
    I would love to see her get to have a crew of funny women! That would be very empowering for women and girls. We as women don’t know how much positive reinforcment men get by what we all watch.

  32. Emily says:

    I first liked her in the House Bunny, and then I saw her stoner comedy, Smiley Face (or maybe Happy Face, not sure). Anyway, it was hilarious, and she did stoned so well that my friends and I all felt stoned as we watched the movie. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie, the trailer cracks me up.

  33. B says:

    Oh lordy, Zachary Quinto looks fantastic in these pictures… I have to fan myself.

  34. I Choose Me says:

    Zach! Be still my heart. Love his lean, fur-chested self. His voice gives me tingles.

    Re: Anna – I like that she’s candid. Hey, she mentions that she had a boob job in the first paragraph of that interview but I feel like she can be self-destructive. And maybe it’s a context thing or you had to be there thing but that roofie joke did not sit well with me. She should have kept it a ‘private,’ running joke.