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.'”
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.
Photos courtesy of Health magazine & WENN