Anna Faris: paparazzi ‘are part of the job. Some celebrities are so mean’

Anna Faris

Anna Faris covers the April issue of Health magazine. She gives lots of quotes about food (loves it) and exercise (mostly hates it). I’m including excerpts where she talks about how Chris Pratt won’t let her cook fattening meals anymore. Chris previously acknowledged that Anna misses his chubby physique: “She likes me fat.” He understands, but he’s in the position where Marvel actually visited his home to check his weight. Chris also admitted to being an emotional eater and how he feels much better now that he’s fit. Anna gets it, but she still misses her giant teddy bear. I think they’re fine.

Anna discusses her acceptance of the paparazzi. She sees their presence as part of her job. She doesn’t mind when they follow her family and take photos. Anna talks about “some celebrities” being “so mean.” Is she shading celebs like Kristen Bell who have actively campaigned against the paps? I don’t know. Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry testified for the anti-pap bill, and Garner says the legislation made her kids’ lives easier. Paps CAN be obnoxious to kids – remember when one shouted insults at Suri Cruise? Awful.

There’s another side of the pap equation too. Celebrity photos are a huge industry that spawns a symbiotic relationship in many cases. Anna realizes this and doesn’t fight the tide:

On diet & exercise: “I do kind of have to watch it, but things are working in my favor right now. My job is so physical. I just don’t have time to sit down. I’ll get, like, a 15-minute break to eat a little bit, and then they’re like, ‘C’mon, we have to go!’ The other thing is that Chris is on a diet, which is helping me. I love to cook big, fattening meals. I make a really good roast chicken with homemade croutons that are fried and delicious. I used to be able to spend all day making a meal–drinking wine, cooking and watching television. Right now, I’m chasing Jack all day long. As he gets older, I’ll find it trickier to keep the weight off because we’ll start to sit down for meals. And Chris won’t let me cook those meals for him anymore. It’s just sad.”

She doesn’t mind paps: “I don’t know if my husband would necessarily agree, but most of them are pretty nice guys, just trying to make a living, and a lot of them are apologetic. I think some celebrities are so mean to them and resent them so much. I mostly feel scared just going out without makeup on. [Paparazzi] are a part of the job. Yesterday Chris and I took Jack to the train museum. There were paparazzi, but we were just like, ‘It’s an odd thing that’s happening, but let’s not stress or stress Jack out.’ At one point, Chris turned to me and said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been happier in my whole life.’ And I felt the same way.”

She’s not fussy with her appearance: “I would love to be in a place where somebody comes to my house and just, like, spray-tans me and does my roots. But I just don’t have the patience for it. I don’t want to spend my free time doing that stuff. Even with massage these days, I’m like, ‘Ugh.’ I like to unwind with some wine and movies, and spend time with Chris and Jack.”

Yoga is not for her: “I want to do yoga, which is so good for me, but when I have to be quiet, I just kind of go crazy. I put mental pressure on myself, like, ‘Am I supposed to be feeling something? My mind is not clear. My mind is not clear.'”

When she feels sexiest: “Probably at home with my husband. He makes me feel really beautiful even when I’m feeling disgusting. I’ll be in boxer shorts and a grubby T-shirt with greasy hair, and he’ll still be like, ‘Whoa, honey. Whoaaa.'”

[From Health]

Anna’s attitude towards paparazzi seems so laid back. I’m reminded of the time when Nicole Kidman bought beer for all the photogs on her wedding day to Keith Urban. It’s like, “I’m happy and don’t see the point of letting a flashing mob bring me down.” But I’m not saying some celebs don’t have the right to complain, especially when kids grow scared of shouting men with cameras.

I appreciate how Anna pays lip service to the unimportance of spray tans and constant root touchups. Raising a small child on top of a job swallows the day, and she’s prioritizing. Why doesn’t Anna just go with a darker shade of hair? Then she could skip the maintenance appointments.

Anna Faris

Anna Faris

Photos courtesy of Health magazine & WENN

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  1. MoxyLady007 says:

    I love her. I think she is funny and smart. And I think she would look amazing with darker hair

    • smcollins says:

      Watch the first “Scary Movie” (or Google stills from the movie, but I definitely recommend watching it ;)). Her hair is dark and she looks good. Really different, but good.
      I like her, too. She seems really grounded and has a great sense of humor. Her & Chris are so cute together. 🙂

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        See something about her hair…. I never take her “seriously” because her hair isn’t ever a natural shade. That said I saw her in house bunny and holy shit. She was hilarious. Just… One of the few ladies who can do ridiculous with grace.

      • Lou says:

        House Bunny is SUCH a funny movie. She is so charming in it.

        “The eyes are the nipples of the face.”

    • Franca says:

      She is my new favoirite celebrity. THIS is how you deal with fame.

  2. BengalCat2000 says:

    I love her so much. I want to (platonically) marry her and Chris Pratt!

  3. Happy21 says:

    I can’t stand her acting ‘skills’ but do really, really like her as a regular person. She sounds humble, honest and really down to earth in this interview.

    • bettyrose says:

      She seems to repeatedly play the same bubble head, but she does it well so maybe she’s actually very gifted? Dunno. I find her harmless and inoffensive.

    • Lee1 says:

      I really like her on ‘Mom’. I thought it would be a terrible show because Chuck Lorre, but I started watching it for Allison Janney. It reminds me a bit of ‘Grace Under Fire’ from the 90s which I loved as a little kid. It’s not as funny as Parks & Rec or other shows, but they also don’t shy away from the realities of the story they are telling. There have been several episodes where something dramatic happens – a relapse or a death for example, and they allow the characters to react without forcing a joke. They allow there to be silence to appreciate the depth of what is happening. She and Janney are both fantastic on it.

  4. Dids says:

    I LOVE BOTH OF THEM. I want to be their friend so bad….

  5. **sighs** says:

    Hmmm. Is a train museum normally a place that paps would hang out? Or did they follow them all the way to the train museum? Are they that big of a “get” for paps? Dunno…wonder if they were the ones that called the paps and that’s why she doesn’t mind them. ??

    • Esmom says:

      My (uneducated) guess is that the paps followed them. Pratt is huge these days, so I’d think he’s a really big “get.”

      She seems sweet and normal but I cannot stand that hair cut or color on her.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I am a fan of Faris but I cannot stand that hair cut on her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bang trauma for days and days!!!!!

  6. Jay says:

    I love her. She seems so grounded.

  7. Kiddo says:

    She’s funny and likeable. That said, her hair dye: just SCHTAAP. And also that cover shot looks silly with panties or a bikini bottom coupled with that top, and it looks like she knows this. Her expression says, ‘heh?’.

    • Bridget says:

      She’s adorable, but that lemony yellow wouldn’t look good on anyone.

    • sills says:

      God yes, she seems like a cool girl but that is one of the weirdest-looking blond dye jobs I’ve ever seen. Pul-leeeeze go darker Anna.

  8. Bridget says:

    I am so happy that her dalliance with the Botox and fillers didn’t last too long and she let her face go back to normal.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      YES. When the Yogi Bear movie came out, her face was jacked to high heavens. It was so bad that even my dad noticed……

  9. Veronica says:

    I think she’s known for the blonde hair now, so that’s probably why she keeps it that way. I do think she’s one if the few who would good with a mousey brown – the dark hair she had in the Scary Movie series was a little overwhelming on her.

  10. Comity says:

    Loved her since those movies with Ryan Reynolds. She is hilarious. I wish they lived next door

  11. Cali says:

    I love her so much! She’s a breath of fresh air. and way too down to earth and normal for Hollywood.

    On the paparazzi note: that suri cruise thing wasn’t an actual photographer that yelled out that stuff to her. It was a “fan” creepster who did it but was in the “pap crush” so people assumed it was one of them.

    I loathe Kristen Bell because of the whole no kids nonsense. And Jennifer and Halle? hypocrites! I DO get and agree that the paps shouldn’t be able to even speak to the kids. But, one celeb was well known for calling paps and then freaking out like they were harassing her when they were just taking pics (that she requested). SO MANY celebs that you see at the park or taking a stroll with their kids or picking them up from school, gave the paps a heads up and MANY have deals with agencies for these pics. But the deal is through their PR agencies, so the celebs can attest that THEY personally don’t have any sort of deals with them. I get so riled up over this because I know SEVERAL writers and celebrity websites and photo agencies that have suffered tremendously under the pressure from Kristen and her posse. I 100% get Kristen wanting her kids to be left alone. MOST celebrities ARE left alone and navigate their lives JUST FINE under the radar. Paparazzi do not just HAPPEN to be at so-and-so’s dentist in Studio City on Tuesday at 1:30 precisely when so-and-so JUST HAPPENS to have an appt. Just sayin.

    • JKL says:

      You hate somebody because she doesn’t want weirdos around her kids? Ok.

    • Po says:

      Totally agree with everything you wrote.

    • Melanie says:

      But, isn’t it possible for celebs to be followed to the dentist? Which celeb are you referring to that was calling paps and then freaking out about them showing up to take photos?

      • briargal says:

        Leann Rimes has done it. She speed dials them her location and then tweets that she just can’t go anywhere without them being there taking her pic. She has done that more than once. She tries to make it sound like they simply follow her everywhere. But she is sooooo irrelevant that she has to call them.

    • ataylor says:

      *Ahem*…Mila Kunis…

  12. mike says:

    She is extremely likable and sweet. Great comedic talent to boot imo. Love her.

  13. Kelly says:

    Yes she’s awesome and totally right.

  14. Peggy says:

    It would be great to see her with her child and 40 papz bum rushing them and screaming at her child,

  15. Dani L. says:

    I love her! I’m not so impressed by her acting skills but I love her as a person. I agree about her stance on the paparazzi also. Not all of them are bad guys that go around stalking celebrities. Hell some are even called and asked to come take pictures and then get labeled a stalker. I feel bad for them sometimes. I especially hate those “paparazzi are the scum of the earth” comments. Really?! When I think “scum of the earth” I think pedophiles, rapists, murderers, users and abusers, Kardashians, Duggars, etc. Paparazzi are less of an issue, I think.

  16. Vampi says:

    I wish she was my neighbor!
    Her on one side, and Melissa McCarthy on the other.
    Love them both!

  17. TessD says:

    “At one point, Chris turned to me and said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been happier in my whole life.’ And I felt the same way.” – adorable! What a gorgeous couple!!

  18. apointlessexercise says:

    She is too good for Chris Pratt.

  19. Danielleisgodess says:

    I’ve always loved her, she seems so down to earth. I love her and Chris Pratt together.

  20. Jayna says:

    I’ve always liked her.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I too am not a big fan of her work, but like her a lot as a person. And wish she’d change her hair color!
    As for the paparazzi, I’m going to guess that up until now she’s been lucky and hasn’t had to deal with aggressive ones. Also, Pratt became more famous/bigger target AFTER the law protecting kids was passed, so they may never have experienced how bad it can be. I’m glad for that – the kids who happen to have celebrity parents shouldn’t have to feel scared and overwhelmed. I do think she’s right that if you’re polite and try to make the best of it, they go easier on you than a celebrity who freaks out and attacks them.

  22. bettyrose says:

    “Yeah, Hence!”

  23. Jackson says:

    I like her even more after this interview.

  24. boredblond says:

    She and Chris are the only red carpet couple that seem to have a real joy about them..not just the smiles..a feeling…nice.

    • JLo says:

      I agree. They always seem happy to be there and enjoying themselves. I think it’s sweet that she likes Chris best when he’s doughy, it means she likes him for who he is. I really hope their relationship can withstand his rising stardom and he doesn’t become a jerk.

      • Carol says:

        When he was promoting Guardians of the Galaxy, one interviewer asked him which way Anna liked him best. The expression on his face when he replied, “Well, she’s a feeder so I have to say she likes me better when I let myself go” was so adorable. They seem well-matched, and the more interviews I read the more I find myself liking them, although I’m not sure I have actually seen him in anything but “Guardians” and her in anything at all.

  25. Dońt kill me i'm french says:

    Of course they have no problem with the paps.They post some pics of their family ( her kid and all) on their Instagram.They enjoy their attention .i’ m pretty sure that the paps pics of Pratt entering in a pediatric hospital to visit the kids were a photo-op.

    • jaye says:

      I think they’re like any normal person who uses social media. They’re not as guarded about their lives as some other celebs. You make it sound like they’re talking out of both sides of their face with the whole “pay attention to me, but give me my privacy” like some other celebs do. They seem really relaxed about the whole issue. They don’t seem famewhorey at all.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Pretty amazing interview. Just made me like her even more.