Anna Faris on Chris Pratt: ‘I love being in love’ and inspiring people

Anna Faris is on the promotional trail for her upcoming animated flick The Emoji Movie, a/k/a Bringing Us One Step Closer to Idiocracy IRL. I mean really, why? Sorry, had to rant. The 40-year-old actress spoke with Bustle about the movie (which comes out this Friday) where she plays a hacker who guides two emojis, voiced by TJ Miller (You gave up Silicon Valley for this? For shame, TJ) and James Corden, through a smartphone adventure. People got paid to write this script, you guys.

When asked which emoji she most identified with, she said a dagger – with hubby Chris Pratt as an eagle and the couple’s adorable son Jack as a smiley face. When the discussion went to the couple’s fans, who see them as the epitome of #relationshipgoals, Anna acknowledged that it was “f*cking weird” and also talked about the role of social media in her family’s life, focusing on the fact that they often share photos of their son.

On being called “relationship goals” with husband Chris Pratt:
“It’s really f*cking weird. It’s wonderful, but you kind of feel like you’re the little things on top of a massive wedding cake… I love being in love, and I love that our relationship inspires people. And Chris and I laugh all the time — we have this amazing inside joke about how we’re just a couple of hometown kids who sort of stumbled into this weirdness, and I love that we can look at each other and be like, ‘ah, yup, this is crazy.'”

Joking about the pressure to keep their public image up:
“That’s why I straddle him on the red carpet and just ride him into the sunset.”

On sharing photos of her family on social media:
“It was a long struggle. We’ve struggled with the idea of is this fair to Jack, to post photos of him. But when other people are outside your house, taking photos of you… it’s an attempt to take back control.”

On her son watching The Emoji Movie:
“I love that my son will be able to see The Emoji Movie and he’ll be like, ‘Mommy, that’s you!’ Or he’ll be like, ‘Mommy? That sounds like you, but doesn’t look like you.”

[From Bustle]

The Emoji Movie had its premiere on Sunday in Los Angeles and Anna brought her four-year-old son as her date. That is one adorable kid and he’s already got his red carpet poses down, giving a thumbs up to the photographers. Anna was concerned about taking her boy to his first red caret premiere, telling Entertainment Tonight “it’s also terrifying to bring your kid to such a public event.” She also noted that “I guess he loves attention just like mommy.” If your parents are Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, you’re bound to have more than a little ham in you.

I used to really like Anna and Chris until I learned about their poor, abandoned puppy. I’m a dog lover, so I may be overly sensitive, but that’s not cool. I get what she said about posting pics of Jack though. They are just proud parents, and God knows I’ve seen a bajillion pictures of my friends’ kids on social media. I also think tagging celebrity unions as #relationshipgoals is unrealistic. Sure, I joke about it, only because my true #relationshipgoal is to marry Jon Hamm, but the fans can’t possibly know what goes on once the smartphones are put away. We all (I’m guilty of it, I’ll admit it) always post the “good stuff” when we all know there’s “bad stuff” too. If they are a strong enough couple to be seen as aspirational, more power to them, I guess.

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  1. Runcmc says:

    Uh yeah, my relationshipgoals couple is the Obamas, not them 😂

    • Erinn says:

      Yessss. And you know it wasn’t always easy for them – but they’re both such warm, caring people. They seem to have such a healthy relationship.

      I find Anna and Chris way too ‘extra’. I used to love him based off of his portrayal of Andy on Parks and Rec, but I find both of them grating now. And all the shit about animals, and how he likes to just go shoot coyotes for fun disturbs me. I get it – if a coyote is threatening your livestock or family or whatever, you’re going to get rid of them. But if you’re all excited and knocking on a farmers door offering to do it for them – that’s weird.

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    • Char says:

      Yeah, I would love to be just like someone who hunts and abandon their animals. Yep.

  2. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Of the three Marvel Chrises, she married the kill.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Took me a second to run down the list but yessss!

    • lannisterforever says:

      Nah, Chris Evans would for sure be the K for me – so bland. Then I’d M Pratt and F Hemsworth! If we include Pine I might have a harder time (post Wonder Woman) 😀

      • Franklymydear... says:

        YES! I agree 100%.

      • D says:

        @lannisterforever, You’re going to kill the poor guy for being bland? That’s harsh haha…but I guess you’re right, he is kind of bland. Chris Pine is the best Chris, it is known.

    • detritus says:

      This is the truth.
      If even we got to pick out of the 4 chrises and one got a buy, I’d still off this one.
      He seems mean spirited.

  3. RBC says:

    A movie about emojis? Okay……

    • Nyawira says:

      Not my cup either but Im not the intended audience for it. Its targeting families with kids and the Bible belters who like “clean” entertainment. It will turn a healthy profit.

    • Honey says:

      Looks like there’s not much more to make movies about if there’s one about emojis

    • bluhare says:

      But it has Sir Patrick as the poop emoji!

  4. Scal says:

    In addition to throwing the dog out on the street don’t forget that they gave away their 14 year old cat on Twitter. They are horrible people.

    These two are not my relationship goals. That tom and Rita hanks for me thanks.

  5. astrid says:

    I can’t get past the dog abandonment.

  6. SM says:

    I am now a public person but I still choose not to post pictures of my son on social media. Exactly because he is too small to make that decission. And I am not sure I am convinced by this taking back control argument. You are not takig anything back, you just expose you private life and ypur kid even more by allowing the public to peak into you home.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah the “take back control” strikes me as a rationalization. Plenty of celebs are able to keep their kids’ images pretty locked down. The pap interest will fade, if it hasn’t already.

  7. Sonja says:

    What they did to their pets is horrible. No excuse. I really dislike both of them. The kid is very cute though and hope he will grow up to be a responsible pet owner.

  8. Gisele says:

    Who on earth have these two pet abandoners inspired relationship wise? It say so much about their characters and nothing it says is good. In terms of celebrity couples, Tom and Rita, Goldie and Kurt, Barack and Michelle, Neil and David all come to mind in terms of relationship goals. These two don;t even come close.

    • Esmom says:

      In an age where people support someone as amoral as Trump, pretty much anyone can be an inspiration/role model. Clearly.

  9. Barbs441 says:

    I can’t stand her and her husband. The whole dog and hunting thing killed it for me.

  10. QueenB says:

    Read about what Jon Hamm did as a frat bro. What these two did was bad enough, Hamm is worse.

  11. minx says:

    Nope, to both of them.

  12. caty13 says:

    I’m with you. I use to like them until they made it clear that other lives do not matter to either of them. Anyone who has that kind of life but can just abandon a dog to it’s fate are not really good, kind and decent people at heart, maybe they are to their own immediate family but screw everyone and everything else. It’s all an act.

  13. LA Elle says:

    Wasn’t she married when they met? Because that’s kind of #antirelationshipgoals.

    • Maria says:

      LOL yes! There’s nothing sweet & inspirational about cheating on your first husband with your current husband.

      I’m still convinced they overcompensate publicly because he’s likely cheating all over now with his “movie star” status. Also, anyone who abuses animals or any living being is trash.

  14. Rachel says:

    She sounds desperate to me. Every time I read, or hear a story about Anna, she is gushing over her husband. Its getting annoying. I never hear him talk about her.

  15. Deana says:

    Dog abandoners

  16. KiddVicious says:

    I haven’t really paid much attention to their relationship, I’m not a Chris Pratt fan, but they always seems a bit trashy to me, especially the way they treat their animals. I love her show Mom, but that’s because of Allison Janney.

    However, cute kid and I like her outfit.

  17. LA Elle says:

    Years ago, when Anna Faris was on Friends, my friends and I got into a conversation about how the heck she got that role of the baby mama for Chandler and Monica’s adoption, because she was seriously awful. We were all so very positive no one would cast her after that and that she would fade into oblivion.

    I’m still shocked at how wrong we were. And I’m still surprised she keeps getting as much work as she does because she’s not funny and has a complete inability to read lines for the maximum effect.

  18. Mtam says:

    Ugh, I just listened to her podcast (cause Tiffany Haddish was a guest on it) and I forgot how babyish her voice is. It really bothered me and found it very distracting, and i think it had to do with her going in and out of it, as if it was a voice she was putting on, not her actual voice, because whenever she broke into laughter and spoke after that she sounded normal for a while. But for real she sounds like she’s trying to do an imitation of Marylin Monroe singing Happy Birthday, except in a speaking voice, and it sounds super disingenuous.

    I love self-deprecating humour, but she just wants everyone to like her so much, she’s comes off as really insecure and it’s a shame cause i used to think she was really funny, but whenever she speaks now she just seems really desperate to me.

    I can’t imagine having to watch a whole movie with her doing that fake baby voice the entire time.

  19. Bee says:

    Shut up and take your crappy movie with you. People won’t ever forget what she did to that dog. In fact, be inspired to be nothing like her.

  20. Cinderella says:

    He’s as annoying as an ingrown hair. It’s her burden to deal with him. Really cute kid, though!