Anna Faris on rumors of Chris Pratt’s infidelity: ‘Of course I feel vulnerable’

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Anna Faris has a celebrity interview podcast, Unqualified, which I just listened to for the first time. They often talk over each other and it can be mildly annoying and haphazard, like a morning radio show. (NPR podcasts are my jam but I also listen to The Nerdist once in a while and that show is less chatty and easier to listen to than Anna’s. She does own up to poor production at the start of this, so at least she’s aware of it.) Anyway Isla Fisher was the celebrity guest this week. They did a lot of bizarre roleplaying scenarios, for which Isla (it’s pronounced Eye-la, I just learned this) was game, and some listeners called in for advice. It wasn’t something I’ll listen to again but I was impressed with Isla, she’s very smart and funny. Anna is getting the most headlines for admitting that tabloid rumors about her marriage were hurtful to her.

Anna on people mispronouncing her name as Eh-na instead of Ah-na the correct way
My husband and I have a great relationship, I love him so much, but I totally suspect he calls me honey because he doesn’t know how to pronounce [my name]. I’m serious. I don’t think he’s ever said Ah-na.

Anna on tabloid rumors about her
The only time I make it into the tabloids is when they’re ‘stars without makeup.’ But being under a microscope it is really hard, but doesn’t everyone in every industry feel that way in terms of social media stuff?

Chris and I, we talk about this a lot. We grapple with a lot of the ideas of being a public couple. Like a year ago or ten months ago we were in the public a little bit, there were some tabloid rumors about strain in our relationship. I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that othered me, because I didn’t want to think of myself as somebody who could be affected by tabloid sh-t. There was like a picture of me walking alone on a beach [laughs].

Isla asked Anna what hurt the most
I think it was a combination of things. I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris, but having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he’s off doing movies and I’m in L.A. raising our child, of course I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would. It made me feel incredibly very insecure.

Anna on a non-monogamous caller’s boyfriend breaking the terms of their agreement
I’m possessive and jealous. I couldn’t handle a non-monogamous relationship… I’ve had a couple of ex boyfriends… but I have had the experience of a guy telling me ‘oh this girl tried to kiss me.’ I found out twice it was a total f-ing like. That was a good cover in case somebody started talking… this is a common tactic.

I don’t even understand how you establish the boundaries for non-monogamous relationships. What do you do?

[From Unqualified via People]

Incidentally, Isla said that she doesn’t talk about her children publicly at all and that she doesn’t answer questions about her personal life with Sacha Baron Cohen. That’s when the topic of tabloids came up, after Isla said that she refused another interviewer’s request to talk about her personal life, which means not telling stories about Sacha or their kids.

This isn’t the first time Anna has talked about this. In the summer of 2015 she called the rumors of Chris cheating on her “devastating.” Are they devastating because there’s a grain of truth in there (something she’s wondered aloud about) or because it’s just so untrue? Chris is so arrogant, I don’t think he’s immune to cheating.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I don’t think anyone is immune but lets not pretend that because Chris’ star is on the rise so are the BS tab stories. So its probably new territory as they’ve both gotten more popular recently

    • Alex says:

      And he has the fat skinny hot syndrme hot guy. So he will f#ck and reject to his fat guys wounded desires. Thats why he is so cocky

      • Mrs. Ari Gold says:

        When I look at the path of their 2 careers, I see sexism in Hollywood plain as day. It’s classic. I’d love to see more of Anna. She’s enormously talented. Do people know how incredibly funny she is? She’s genius in “House Bunny”.

        SHE was the one in their relationship who was expected to be big the star. And she should be. I hope she still manages to pull of the career she deserves b/c she could be entertaining the hell out of us.

  2. Lalu says:

    I don’t think there would have to be a grain of truth for infidelity rumors to bother you. Anything that gets those thoughts going in your head… It doesn’t have to be rooted in reality. That must be very hard to deal with especially when someone works away from home.

  3. Miss V says:

    I will never look at them the same after seeing pictures of that emaciated dog that was found on the street. Permanent side-eye to this couple. Get your $hit together…

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Neither will I. I used to love them but one look at that dog and reading that they got rid of their cat due to incontinence makes my blood boil.

    • minx says:


    • Wiffie says:

      They made a terribly bad decision to give away the dog instead of giving it back to the adoption agency. However they were not the ones that starved it down to its emaciated condition and let it into the street to get lost and fend for itself. The new “owner” did that. I feel like that’s getting lost here.

      Again, partial fault remains because they did not follow proper protocol, but many allude to the fact that they abused and starved this animal and just let it outside to run away, and its just not how it happened. Their actions resulted in this outcome but they are not 100% to blame. It appears they tried and just failed.

      • V4Real says:

        But that’s my problem with them. First they gave away their cat. A few years later they gave away their dog. They should not be allowed to adopt animals. Would they adopt a child to just give it away once they grew tired of it. I know animals are not the same as kids but I treat my furry friends as if they are my children. My son calls them his brothers.

      • LM says:

        I agree with this.

        On another note, why is so bad to give an animal away? I mean, after an injury, the birth of my son, and a husband that was always gone for work, I ended up giving my dog to a new owner that could better serve him. He needed lots of running and attention and I just couldn’t do it. When another mother at school, saw my struggle, offered to take him, I said yes. She has 4 boys that go running with him, play fetch, and all around roll around with him. None of which I could do. I promise, he is in a much better home for him. I don’t feel badly, in fact, it’s the opposite. I know Winston is happier than ever.

        I don’t think they thought they were giving their animal up to be starved. I think it was the new owner that is to blame.

    • Brasileira says:

      Oh my…. thank you for this comment. I can’t with them since what they did to the dog.

    • Mary Mary says:

      Yep, And Ms. Faris should know all about neglect and vulnerable as her emaciated dog was found wandering on the street.


  4. T.Fanty says:

    She’s worried he’ll toss her out on the street, like an old family pet, when he no longer wants her…?

    Maybe she should be concerned.

  5. kimbers says:

    Sorry that former fattie isnt immune to the attention he gets. It happens famous , or not, it sucks. Hollywood temptations must be hard.

  6. Loo says:

    Most of the time tabloid stories are bunk. Yes they get some things right but a lot of the time they are just making things up. I’m not saying that Pratt is incapable of cheating because he’s not, I’m saying that I have no reason to believe any of current cheating rumors.

    • Jellybean says:

      I think it was Jennifer Saunders who told a story about a tabloid ringing her agent to say they were running a story about her being in a porn film. It turned out there was a porn star with the same name, but her first reaction was that it was just a fishing expedition. They write a story with incorrect details to illicit a response. If the celebrity denies one detail then it is a tacit acceptance of the rest and if they establish a pattern of denials then no reaction on a story can be taken as acceptance. The Mail occasionally writes about the ex wife of an actor. They haven’t increased her age since they got together. This means that each year their apparent age difference becomes bigger and, since their child is allowed to age, I guess it will reach a point where they can imply she was under age when they first hooked up. It might just be incompetence, or it might be deliberately designed to make the story more salacious or as a punishment for the actor for not responding to their questions on his personal life. So do I believe stories about Chris Pratt cheating? Absolutely not.

  7. Val says:

    Generally if you’re made to feel worried or vulnerable about your husband/boyfriend’s possibly wandering peen… there’s a problem in your relationship. Your other half should make you feel secure in their love and devotion to you.
    I’ve been on both sides of that coin (totally secure that I thought “even if he sleeps with someone I don’t care, I know we’re rock solid” and worrying/anxiety over him meeting someone else), and feeling vulnerable in the relationship is not fun AT ALL.

    Also, who would pronounce Anna as “Eh-na”? Does not compute. Nobody calls Anne “Eh-nne”, do they?
    I don’t get it.

    • sherry says:

      I think she’s saying she does feel secure and that Chris makes her feel secure. However, when he’s off filming in another country and she’s in LA with their child, then she goes to the grocery store and sees a headline on the National Enquirer that says something like, “When the cat’s away … Christ Pratt growing VERY close to his new co-star!” And they show a photo of them laughing together on set. The smaller headlines saying, “Rumors of onset flirting!” “Disappearing for intimate dinners alone!”

      That’s got to play on your psyche. It’s only human to think, “Do they know something I don’t know? Am I being one of those rose-colored glasses wives who’s going to be blindsided when my husband asks for a divorce because he’s fallen in love with his co-star?”

    • Timbuktu says:

      I think us “mere mortals” don’t quite comprehend the Hollywood pressures, though. When our husbands go away on business trips, they may run into really beautiful women, and those women may find our husbands attractive enough for something to happen, but the likelihood of that is fairly limited. When Chris Pratt goes away to film a movie, Anna knows for a fact that there will be at least 1 gorgeous lady, the one he would probably have to kiss at some point (on screen), AND she knows that her husband is now considered hunky by a lot of women. So, the odds of cheating go way up in a Hollywood context, I think (not that I know, of course).

      Almost everyone pronounces Anna and Anne as “Eh-na” and “Eh-nne”. Actually, I feel like “Eh-nne” is sort of THE way to pronounce it. In my circle, when people want Eh, they go for Anne, if they want Ah, they go for Anna. That being said, my mother in law is Anna, and she corrects people every time she gives her name at the restaurant. It’s always “Eh-na”, party of 6. I also have a friend who named her daughter Anna, and they call her “Eh-na”.

      • Wiffie says:

        You mean they pronounce it Enna, like rhymes with henna? That’s how i read Eh-nna.

        I usually know people named Anna, rhymes with banana. A couple Ah-na. Rhymes with pirahna.

      • QueenB says:

        you are right.

        most people dont work in professions where their co workers are picked based on if they have sexual chemistry 😀 and then they are even pretending to be in love and kissing and touching. thats like asking to cheat.
        plus lots of innocent moments can look very suspicious in pictures.
        also we often hear how family members believe lots of stuff in the gossip press so imagine you constanly get asked about your husband and his co worker.

      • Ama says:

        What I have seen happening on conferences…married man, no hotties, the “normal” “good” “husband”, slipping little notes beneath the door of other, mostly quite young attandees, I would no one is prone to this kind of thing.

    • Chaz says:

      @Val ‘wandering peen’ love it! Sounds like a demented country song.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that about the name. I double checked to see if it was Anna. Perhaps she is talking about pronunciation depending on dialect and area. I would never say Ah-na unless Scandinavian..or German pron. was appropriate. I would keep the n’s short like Ana for English pron. I can only imagine that she means Eh-na when the dialect is more nasal and the A turns into a weird E sounding A. Like Ai from fairy.

      Oh man that just bugged me way more than it should have. *laugh*

  8. HeidiM says:

    Having a hard time feeling bad for her these days, what with the dog incident just revealed last week.

  9. minx says:

    She looks like a young Goldie Hawn in that front page pic.

  10. Talie says:

    She just seems so fragile to me…him cheating on her would probably send her way over the edge. I always thought that was why Jennifer Lawrence has gone so far out of her way to play down the chemistry with Chris at every opportunity. Anna probably reeks of insecurity.

    • kimbers says:

      View Jenny’s behavior the opposite. To me she over compensates the way kids do when they are trying to seem innocent.

  11. Wiffie says:

    I don’t know why but i want to just pretend I’m not hearing all this. I’m not aStan by any any means but they are? were? one of my favorite couples because they seem the most like “that funny girl/ guy i went to highschool with got famous” and then found each other and bonded over beyond normal people in Hollywood. I know even after parks and rec Chris would still go home to Washington on weekends to be with his old buddies. I don’t like trophy hunting, and i like to think they were really just ignorant about how NOT to get rid of a dog, and hopefully they have learned. But that French braid was cute, i think Chris is hilarious on another level and i think he really really loves his wife.

    I listen to unqualified and it made me like them more. It also made me appreciate that Anna totally owns her own different brand of famous, for being the funny awful character in a somewhat terrible movie, but some are good for being terrible? So bad it’s good? I don’t know. She often Jokes about her career, but when i really think about it, she has done well for herself and she isn’t afraid to play an absolutely terrible person. Her improvs with her guests are pretty funny, because the characters she invents are just terrible and dumb. I do the same though, so could be why i find it entertaining. (And i don’t think you have to be a terrible person to think up a terrible character, btw)

    Anyway i know I’m alone. I didn’t realize so many people hated them until reading the comments on recent articles. Made me not want to look at articles about them and stay in my bubble where they seem relatable and honest.

    • Em' says:

      Scoot over, I’m with you. I like them a lot.
      And I will always love Chris. My Twitter header is a picture a Johnny Karate, wearing Burt Macklin’s FBI jacket.

  12. Sally says:

    Chris has said before that he wouldn’t to kissing or doing love scenes with a co star because of a pact home and his wife made. Looks like he broke it in Passengers …

  13. Onerous says:

    I tried with her podcast, I really did. But every episode is exactly the same and it just became so grating and self indulgent. It’s like watching people practice improv – like, I’m sure they’re having a great time, but it’/ not really funny or interesting as an observer.

  14. Mindless Contemplations says:

    Wait didn’t she meet Chris Pratt when she was married to someone else? She then divorced her first husband to pick up with Chris. I don’t hate them at all but this is why I side eye Chris’s religious stances.

    • Ash says:

      Yep. She was married to her ex-husband when she and Pratt started hooking up. So I don’t feel bad for either one.

    • Robin says:

      I didn’t know that…add it to the animal stories, and they really both seem like dirtbags.

  15. Brit says:

    It’s interesting that she talks about being possessive and jealous, and having trust issues because of things her ex said when it’s rumored that she cheated on her husband with chris. Sounds like the things that bother her are things that she’s been guilty of doing in the past

    • Ama says:

      Well, she is been there, so she knows what people are capable of. You fear what you know.
      I met men being really jealous and then being the cheater – from the beginning on. So now I have trust issues 🙁

  16. YepIsaidit says:

    Devastated because she knows it’s going to happen if it hasn’t already. Like she said he’s off making movies and she’s in L.A.

    I think she dumped her boyfriend or ex husband to be with Chris Pratt so maybe she thinks it’s going to happen to her next.

  17. JeanGenie says:

    I’ve met Isla a few times in social situations; in each, she was friendly, genuine and funny. Pretty much exactly how she comes across in interviews. She interacted with me in the same way that she did with the famous people in the room. Trust, me, that is NOT the norm at LA gatherings.

  18. OTHER RENEE says:

    My eyes read the words in this article but my brain translated it to ” stupid animal abusers didn’t care what happened to their no-longer-wanted pets and I’ll never see a movie with either of them in it again.”

  19. Gnerd says:

    I’ve loathed Chris Pratt since he was on Top Chef years and years ago. He has a charming screen presence but his real life personality is annoying as hell. He’s not as funny as he thinks he is, not as smart and not as charming.

    I like her much better but she’s obviously very insecure in general. There’s a reason why she said she likes him better chubby.

    I don’t know/care/think he cheats but I also don’t think he is a very good person.

    • anon33 says:

      THANK YOU, OMG I remember being all excited, like “Yay, Andy Dwyer on my fav show!” and then he was a total ass. Not cool.

      • Gnerd says:

        Hahahaha! I’m so glad I’m not alone! My husband called him “Fartmouth” during that appearance and the nickname edures to this day. It’s a perfect fit.

  20. Pandy says:

    I don’t wish infidelity on anyone.

  21. Bob says:

    Oh, Ah-na. We’ll always have House Bunny.

  22. Neens says:

    Re: name pronunciation. Why wouldn’t you just name your kid Ana and save everybody the confusion?

  23. Oriane says:

    >”he’s off doing movies and I’m in L.A. raising our child”


    A true A-lister would never ever say that – but rather ‘he makes time for the kids, he’s such a great dad even while he works’, yada yada yada – she should take a class at “Jennifer Garner’s Finishing School for Hollywood Spouses”

  24. larry says:

    At a recent press event, Jennifer said that every day spent with Chris is the best day of her life and how she is always excited to see him… that was a little weird

  25. Ellis says:

    So let me get this straight, these two recently got slammed in the press for dog-abandonment, and now we are getting press thrown at us to show how vulnerable, and “like us” they are? Got it.