Anna Faris is teaching her son to act: ‘Is exploiting your child really all that bad?’

I know the CB Family is divided on Chris Pratt but I adore his wife, Anna Faris. If I decide to move past indifference to dislike with Pratt, I will still love Anna – association be damned.  Anna stars on the TV show Mom alongside Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg 4 President)! Anna and Pratt have an adorable three-year-old son, Jack. Jack’s premature birth scared his parents but fortunately he has flourished into a healthy, happy little boy.

On the Conan O’Brien show the other night, Anna was teasing about Jack being trained for the “family business”, “… because I need a backup plan. What if Mom gets cancelled or something like that? I gotta find a way to make money,”

Anna brought a clip of her directing Jack on technique and explained , “(Jack) needs to learn how to anticipate without anticipating. It’s complicated.” Here is the clip:

Corey fell prey to Jack’s charms just last month. I don’t think it’s a secret that I might have popped out of line for a coffee when they were passing out hearts. This video of Jack Pratt almost brought the empty cavern in my chest to room temperature. This is like a baby sloth yawning kind of cute.

When 1st Slice tweeted Anna about Jack’s future, Anna joked:

I could absolutely hang with Anna. In addition getting to play with Cowboy Jack, apparently Pratt rocks the sentimental gift. And by rocks I mean jewels:

“You wouldn’t necessarily think so because he’s such a dude, but he really is the most amazing gift-giver,” she said. “So we just try to give each other sort of sentimental gifts, and he’s much better at it than I am and thinks about it a little more than I do.”

According to the Mom star, her husband of six years is particularly great at gifting jewelry – a notably tough category.

“You really wouldn’t think so with him being such a dude, but, yeah, he’s great with that,” Faris said.


There is something to be said for a man that can pick out jewelry. With Jack’s acting prospects, looks like they will be able to afford it.

On the way to the airport- things looks like they might be smoother than they are

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  1. Div says:

    She’s clearly joking but watch some blogs and people get outraged. I love Anna too and she’s completely underrated as a comedic actress.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She’s adorable, and so funny. I really like her.

    • Dhavynia says:

      Samantha James….”Forgiveness”

      The best lines in Just Friends belonged to her and she totally owned it. Loved her after watching that movie

    • Olenna says:

      Ditto. Her comedic timing is so good that the dumb blonde roles she’s played don’t even bother me. I’ll *heart* her and Jennifer Coolidge any day.

  3. Liz says:

    I would love to see Anna in more films.

  4. Lucky says:

    I love her. Hope the rumors of her drinking problem are wrong. They make such a sweet family

  5. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    PSH until photos are posted of him snorting coke off his kid’s photos while an unconscious hooker sleeps in the background I’ll still love that man.

    Whole family seems too adorable and i think it has to deal with the fact they’ve dealt with real issues and circumstances unlike much of Hollywood.

    I sometimes wonder about this, apparently a talent scout tried to reach out to me as a kid so I joke with my mom how I could have been sitting on Mary Kate & Ashley money by now. Shame Hollywood is such a cesspool, but the few outstanding young stars make me think you can avoid it if your parents bring you up to be intelligent and mature.

  6. Nancy says:

    She’s kidding 95% but there is probably a little stage mom in her. I hope if he has natural ability they encourage him…..but dear Lord don’t push him. Kids just don’t get to be kids anymore. My daughter took piano lessons and dance class very early and she loves both, but I never ever push her into anything she doesn’t want to do. A lot of her friend’s parents are relentless and determined to make them “famous” at something. Anna is funny as f, but a little ditzy.

    • swack says:

      Sometimes I think sports parents are the worst! I see so many children pushed early to play a sport all year long and at a very competitive level. They burn out so quickly when pushed that hard. My grandson play competitive soccer and his mom hopes that it will help him make his high school team. She’s under no delusion that he will be the next Pele.

  7. Prairiegirl says:

    Check out her podcast sometime, Hecate. It’s not great but it’s not terrible. Mindless fun, really.

  8. Talie says:

    Oh, but Lainey’s blind item about her better be wrong. I love their little family.

    • Moffa says:

      I must’ve missed this – what was the blind?

      • QQ says:

        Alcoholic, screwing production, intervention and sit down talks

        I actually like this Marvel Chris™ Overlord Much more than her, In fact I Have never been a huge fan of hers cause i find her overly hammy but the last nail on the coffin was whatever weirdness was happening to her face/hair post House Bunny era, Ive never understood what was I Looking at but its been Unnerving

      • Fran says:

        QQ – Right? Her face went crazy for a couple years there. I always thought her comedy was over the top as well.

  9. Kitten says:

    Yes a good, wholesome, God-fearing, conservative Christian family. Not a fan of Pratt or his politics, especially the gun-loving stuff.

  10. Catelina says:

    Forget Chris OR Anna, I want to hang out with their son! Everything I’ve seen or heard of that boy is just incredibly cute.

  11. Susan says:

    I appreciate her dry sens of humor….so many celebrities are so serious and humorless.

  12. Fran says:

    I really don’t get her, especially some of her movies, not my kind of humor evidently.
    Also she jacked her face so much at some point (her lips in Bunny House!!!) that I was shocked she could even be on camera like that!

  13. kri says:

    That kid is adorable.

  14. JenniferJustice says:

    I think she’s really overrated as a comedic actress but they seem like a nice family.

    I don’t get what would be difficult about a man buying a woman jewelry. Are women really that picky? If I were given any piece of jewelry, I would be grateful. I was under the impression that jewelry was the go-to gift for men to buy women.

  15. Gina says:

    Love them both. I think Anna doesn’t get enough credit for looking so young at 39! I thought she was in her late 20.

  16. Pondering thoughts says:

    Yes, exploiting your child is bad.
    Look at the usual suspects: Lindsay Lohan, partly the Kardashian sisters … .

    However, teaching things to your child in an age-appropriate manner is a good thing.