Anna Faris was drunk on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, right?

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Anna Faris is promoting her new memoir, Unqualified, in which she gets extremely candid. Yesterday we covered the story that she was wooed by Chris Pratt on set while she was married to her first husband, Ben Indra, and had been with him for eight years. Faris admitted that she broke up with Indra over the phone in order to sleep with Pratt. Apparently that wasn’t “cheating” because she held off on the sex. She also wrote that if she hadn’t met Pratt she would not have left Indra because “Chris was my cattle prod” to leave the marriage. It sounded incredibly self-centered, but as many of you pointed out in the comments at least she was honest about it.

Another story that is getting headlines from Anna’s book is the fact that Jennifer Lawrence apologized to her for the tabloid rumor that she was sleeping with Pratt while they were filming Passengers, which was of course untrue. Anna wrote that Jennifer and I are really friendly, and she was apologetic even though she didn’t need to be, because she hadn’t done anything wrong. She’s awesome, but of course it’s hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you, even if it’s patently untrue. You still feel, and look, like a fool.” E, tu Anna?

Now Anna has a new boyfriend, a 47 year-old cinematographer. As I mentioned yesterday I wonder if the story she shared in her book about needing someone to show her the way out of a relationship is her MO and if it applies to her current situation. Like maybe Chris isn’t the one who was cheating.

Anyway this is all preface to the story that Anna appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this week and was slurring her words. She didn’t seem completely wasted, just mid-level drunk. She made funny faces, was slumped over at times and it took a while for her to find her words. I’ve heard rumors for some time that she has a drinking problem. I used to be a daily drinker (15 months sober now) and I can relate to her here. Like it’s sad but it’s not surprising. When you’re used to being half blotto by a certain hour it can seem impossible to hold off getting started when you’re supposed to show up sober-ish for something. I would often not go out at night just so I could stay at home and drink. Plus I would convince myself, when I did go out, that it was fine because I was sociable and funny. I was fooling myself and everyone knew.

Here’s that clip and just watch it with the sound off if you’re in a place where you don’t have headphones and can’t play sound. You’ll see what I mean. At 4:04 it gets weird when she asks Colbert if she can look at his question cards. After that she pulls it together a bit and is funny. She mostly talks about her relationship advice podcast and the kinds of guys you should avoid. If Gwyneth Paltrow can give health advice I guess Anna Faris can be a relationship expert.

To be fair to Anna, I saw a segment of her appearance on Late Night With Seth Myers, which aired Tuesday night. She seemed much more sober and coherent there, although that bar is set low.

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  1. Sara says:

    Maybe she’s on mood altering medication?Antidepressants?

    • BlueSky says:

      Antidepressants wouldn’t make you slur your words. Now, if she is taking something like Xanax and drinking that’s a different story.

      • Nikki says:

        Actually antidepressants can make you slur your words. I’ve had that happen to me.

        But, she just seems awkward. Very awkward.

      • Sasha says:

        Where are you hearing slurred words? Did you even watch the video? She isn’t slurring at all, not one word. I’m finding this all very funny.

    • Sarah says:

      Kind of presumptuous and catty for everyone to jump to alcohol/drugs.
      She looks nervous and exactly like someone with social anxiety. She’s not slurring her words or not making eye contact. Her posture or lack of is so hunched like she’s trying to close in on herself. Looks like anxiety and a bad case of nerves.
      Also she had to point blank answer:
      “What do you know about relationships?”
      Imagine having to answer that?

      • Whoopsy Daisy says:

        And Colbert isn’t the best at making his guests feel comfortable. Especially those he’s not interested in.

      • Shambles says:

        Whoopsy Daisy, what makes you say that about Colbert? And how can you tell which guests he is and isn’t interested in? Genuine questions, no snark intended.

      • Sandy says:

        It could be social anxiety, but it seems a little far fetched for it to strike at this stage in her life and career. Considering she’s been an actress for going on 20 years and I’m sure has done a ton of interviews, you’d think she’d be more at ease and used to this by now.

      • MerylT3 says:

        I mean, let’s give her some credit here: she is extremely established in the business, and not only does she have a podcast where SHE is an interviewer, but she literally has a book coming out titled ‘UNQUALIFIED’ where she gives relationship advice… I don’t understand how you think a question like the one you referenced would blindside her or throw her off? It’s likely that it was an approved topic to set her up with a “OH! me?! I’m DEFINITELY NOT qualified – buy my book to find out why and read about all my examples!”

        She is definitely not sober here. It might have been presumptuous if there hadn’t been rumors following her around for a few years added with on-set behavior that backs the claims up.

      • Julianna says:

        No one is ‘jumping’ to conclusions based off this one video. There’s many others like this, most worse, and extremely strong rumours about her alchoholism abound.

        She has a podcast where she gives relationship advice. That shouldn’t be a hard or unexpected question for her.

      • tealily says:

        To me, it seems like she IS very nervous about this interview, and feeling a little sheepish having to sell this relationship advice book amidst the break-up of her marriage, so she likely lubricated a bit before the show. The whole thing makes me cringe for her.

      • KBB says:

        She was very awkward, but I don’t see how anyone can watch that and say definitively that she was drunk.

        What words specifically did she slur? I don’t hear any slurring. Just a lot of awkward reactions and laughing.

      • Elyssa Gooding says:

        I developed social anxiety in my mid/late 30s. I’ve always been an extrovert and super social and now I have anxiety meds and completely crumple into myself when I’m in social situations. It’s not crazy for me to think that she may have developed this problem after becoming a successful actress.

    • imqrious2 says:

      Maybe I need to get my hearing checked; I didn’t hear slurring. I think she looked *incredibly* nervous. Maybe that is what’s going on?

      • magnoliarose says:

        No, she has been on several shows throughout the years and on the red carpet obviously high and drunk. The rumors from her on set behavior and messy photo ops, plus slurring on her podcast say something is going on. Maybe if she realizes how obvious it is, she will get help.

  2. Julianna says:

    It’s been years since I’ve seen her speak and thought she sounded fully sober. The Colbert appearance wasn’t even that bad, sometimes on red carpets she slurs so heavily it seems like she’s just a drink or two away from blacking out And her podcast is just a mess.

    I think she has a really major problem. There were a lot of rumours last year that her drinking was causing massive issues on the set of her TV show. When you get to the point that you’re not functioning at work, things are bad.

    I know people here don’t like Pratt, and I’m not exactly a fan either, but I think he’s a much more stable person, and I think he’s been protecting and covering for her for a while. I wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes a much more public mess now he’s out of the picture.

    • Here's Wilson says:

      I remeber when they were splitting it was rumored her alcoholism played a part in the marriage ending

    • Vovacia says:

      And her show is all about recovering addicts! That must be odd AF. Surprised Janey hasn’t sat her down and laid it all out for her- I can’t imagine her suffering drunk fools gladly.

  3. kNY says:

    She looks like an elderly baby.

  4. Esmom says:

    I can’t shade someone who’s an alcoholic, it’s a devastating, insidious disease. I don’t know if she is truly an addict or if she’s just drinking for “liquid courage.” That’s how this strikes me — I’ve always gotten an insecure vibe from her — but one appearance on a show clearly isn’t the whole picture.

    I am appalled at how she handled her break up from her first husband, though. That was sh^tty and cowardly.

    • Nicole says:

      Yea but for her liquid courage is kinda dangerous. There’s no halfway for an alcoholic.
      I’m hoping she gets some help. If not for herself than Jack.

    • magnoliarose says:

      There have been multiple appearances like this. AF needs help before she gets so messy that she embarrasses herself worse.

  5. smee says:

    I’ve seen drunker people on late night – but I def think there’s a buzz and nervousness….I feel like Stephen managed to control things so it wasn’t a total disaster.

    • Molly says:

      Yeah, but “late night” shows are shot in day light hours. I give the hardcore side eye to people who are drunk on a Wednesday day when they’re supposed to be working.

  6. Snazzy says:

    Congrats on your sobriety!!

    As for Anna Faris, she’s annoying and actually probably not a good person, and I don’t understand why people would be interested in buying her memoir. Live an amazing life first, then write the damn memoir.

  7. aims says:

    First of all, congratulations Celebitchy for knowing you may have had a problem and addressing it. it takes incredible strength and I’m proud of you.

    As I said yesterday, even if she didn’t have sex with Chris, she clearly had an emotional affair with him. I’ve known many people who have either had an emotional affair or were the wronged party. More times then not the damage is so bad that it’s not fixable. I really think she needs to stop right now. She’s not looking good and she’s sounding even worse.

  8. Alison says:

    This is painful to watch. I’ve seen many episodes of Mom. She is not at her best and I hope she gets to a better place AKA sober very soon.

  9. BB Carrots says:

    Celebitchy, has anyone reached out to Ben Indra to see what he thinks of all of this?

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I am wondering what happened exactly to make Topher Grace comment about him like that. I had read a more direct excerpt a few weeks ago about that on set visit. Apparently Ben, Anna, Topher and other castmates went out one night. Anna came home early but everyone else, including Ben, went to a club. Anna wrote that she didn’t know what happened there but her husband didn’t get come back until 7 am.

  10. Maria_ says:

    What happen with her face ? :-O

  11. I don’t quit get her appeal,nothing wrong with her but to me she’s just meh.She did appear rather inebriated with Colbert.And you make a good point about Anna that her thing /pattern seems to be having one man lined up before leaving the other one-vicious cycle that doesn’t end unless and until you are happy with yourself.Before divorcing my first husband I had to get real with myself and make sure I would be okay as a single person,when I found out I was cool with just being me I knew I was ready to go.Thank you Celebitchy for talking of your drinking and sobriety, I am at the place now where I too am done drinking because I don’t like who I am or how I feel after ,you are very courageous and inspiring to me.

    • sunnydaze says:

      Congrats to you!!! After finally being able to leave an abusive relationship I decided to date myself for a year, for the same reason you stated. I spoiled myself with spas, massages, went to movies I wanted to see, had the time to go back to school, and the sex had never been better haha… Almost a year to the day later I found who is now my husband :)

      • AMA1977 says:

        I didn’t leave an abusive relationship, just a long, dysfunctional one, and after, I made some dating choices that made me feel bad about myself and were destructive. My brother, who I lived with, made a comment one evening that made me realize that I needed to take a break and figure myself out. I didn’t date for a year; just focused on making my life better and making choices that would create the future I wanted. I’m so grateful for that time, because it solidified who I am as an adult and allowed me to realize that it’s okay to have standards and to do what is best for me. I met my now-husband at the conclusion of my year of “me” and we’ll be happily married for 13 years in the spring. Being able to be content in yourself is an important part of being a healthy adult.

  12. Jen says:

    Oh yeah, she’s definitely not sober. I think a mistake a lot of people make (god knows I have) is to have a drink to “loosen up” or relax before something-the combination of alcohol and nerves isn’t a good one.

  13. Bucketbot says:

    Does she have anxiety problems? I can feel that. I do. And im also unsociable. Sometimes in a quest to seem like a nice person, even with my friends, i would tend to overact with the faces, loud talking and telling bad jokes. It manifests in different ways for different people. I guess it doesn’t help if she has alcohol issues.

    • Ankhel says:

      I feel you, Bucketbot. Especially larger groups of new faces at parties, work etc. makes me feel like I need to be a different person. Thankfully I’m not so fond of drinking, because that does remove anxiety. Perhaps that’s how it started for Anna.

  14. lifes4 says:

    she’s a mess.

    in the forward that chris wrote for her book, he eluded to the break up having happened after he was asked to write it. he says “sooo much” has happened since then, but goes on to say that he’s writing it because he said he would.

    i know people dislike him for many reasons, but i really believe he’s done his best in this situation and she’s just a disaster.

    • Annie says:

      I agree. People have tried to pin this on him, but she’s a mess and the rumors surrounding her alcoholism have been around for a while. She has even slurred her words on a podcast (can’t remember if it was hers or if she was a guest on someone else’s) so this isn’t new. Dealing with somebody like that is exhausting and unfair especially when there’s a child involved. If you don’t get it together for your child, you never will.

      She really doesn’t give me a good vibe and she looks awful in those screencaps. Comedic actors shouldn’t get botox and fillers. She tries to be expressive but her new face is not cooperating. Idk, overall she gives a very sad image. She’s at a good time to stop and get help if she needs it.

  15. Patricia says:

    She has to be drinking to be rocking that nineties middle-schooler hairdo. Ugh I hate it. But I like Anna and I think she’s very funny. Hope she gets it together and wish her the best.

  16. PIa says:

    Maybe from watching other interviews like Norton, I’ve seen more incoherent guests. Although she does seem nervous.

  17. Merritt says:

    I’ve always felt she was someone who feigned being off in interviews because she thinks it is funny. I don’t think she is drunk, I think she wants to seem off due to the awkwardness of the book and her own relationship issues.

  18. ArchieGoodwin says:

    Congratulations on 15 months sober, CB. It’s a daily struggle, any form of addiction. I work through food/eating issues every day.

    As for Anna, I have no words to waste on her. Cruel woman, abusive to animals, cheats on her husband (emotionally is worse, IMO), uses Chris to escape a marriage, a coward.

    Ok, I had some words after all.

  19. L84Tea says:

    I hope she gets it together because I like Anna Faris a lot. But I get mega Brittany Murphy vibes from her.

    • Annie says:

      Yes!! Like she’s all over the place and always fake happy. Not genuine happy. Big smiles, fake laugh, overly joyful but nothing behind the eyes. I feel like her good mood and happiness is just a front. Her face always looks tired and haggard. She’s also aging super fast. She looks really old in that first screencap and she’s not really old.

  20. K says:

    She seems sober, she didn’t slur her words at all. She is just a bit awkward but that is part of her brand. I thought the interview was funny.

  21. kellybean says:

    Am I the only one that doesn’t think she is drunk/tipsy?

    • Ytbtet says:

      She just seemed a little nervous

    • Jenny says:

      I don’t see it either. It just feels to me like she’s trying to put up a facade of being funny but she’s in fact really nervous. But I’ve never seen her in anything and never watched another interview with her so I don’t have a baseline to compare to.

  22. JennM says:

    I watched her interview, and at the time thought she seemed very insecure and uncomfortable. Maybe also intimidated by Colbert, although he really did try to work with her. It was not great television, but not every interview can hit it out of the park! I wondered how it felt to be promoting the book, and have Chris Pratt’s name on the cover as well.

  23. Dorothy K Zbornak says:

    That was awkward. Also, she kept touching his arm. It felt like I was witnessing a bad date.

  24. Nikki says:

    Celebitchy, my parents were both alcoholics. I just want to congratulate you SO much on your 15 months of sobriety. I wish you all the best. <3 . (And I love your site.)

  25. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    She sounds like she either had been drinking or worse, mixing antianxiety meds with alcohol.

    There have been rumors about her drinking for a while. I hope she gets the help she needs.

  26. Velvet Elvis says:

    That chick is a hot mess. Can someone please explain to me why she’s such a thing? IMO she’s not interesting, she’s not cute, I don’t find her to be funny. Meh.

  27. Magda says:

    Thank you for your story, Celebitchy. I am in a bad place now and I can totally relate to what you said. Like, I am after work now and all I think about is opening this bottle of red wine that I carry in my bag.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Magda if you need help quitting or deciding to quit, go to SmartRecovery.org and fill out some of the worksheets. AA is also a great resource. http://www.smartrecovery.org/resources/toolchest.htm

    • stinky says:

      (Magda, I feel you)

    • Shambles says:

      ❤️

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Magda, you can totally do this! If you’re not ready to quit today, don’t be super hard on yourself. It can take awhile to commit after you start realizing you have a problem. Do know that change is absolutely possible and doable! I have 90 days of sobriety as of today. SMART is a wonderful program. I like it better than AA, personally, but AA is incredibly helpful to countless people. Russell Brand’s new book, Recovery, is great.

      • Magda says:

        Thank you guys, I am getting closer and closer to quitting but still need to have this “one more drink”. Congratulations, GreenTurtle! I need to check this Smart program (somehow AA scares me). I wonder if you can do it online, as I live in Europe. I’ll definitely check out Brand’s book.

  28. jojo says:

    she looks super skinny in her legs in that last picture, the divorce diet is hard on someone who is already really tiny.

  29. kimbers says:

    she’ll always be the girl fron the Blaire witch project to me

    • Erica_V says:

      Anna wasn’t in The Blair Witch project tho. She was in the Scary Movie franchise that made fun of the Blair Witch Project and other horror movies….

  30. Joannie says:

    She doesnt seem drunk to me.

  31. justanothergossiper says:

    To me, she looks like someone who just had a bad phone conversation, and was crying. She looks like she’s trying to stay focused on the interview but has other things on her mind.

  32. perplexed says:

    She doesn’t seem sober, but the interview wasn’t as embarrassing as I thought it would be. She didn’t swear or take her top off or anything — just flirted weirdly. I guess I was expecting worse, considering. She still seems more normal than Donald Trump on a good day.

  33. Ankhel says:

    Hmm. Flushed face, stiff, slightly glassy stare, slumps in her chair, sits down weirdly. Grins madly, grimaces, giggles, fiddles, clearly has problems concentrating. Sorry people, she’s rat arsed.

  34. Sarah Bonner says:

    Congrats on 15 months sober!!!

  35. Margo S. says:

    This actually makes me love her. Colbert seems like an ass here (here always seems like an ass honestly…) You know what it is. It’s her terrible makeup and hair! Her makeup looks like she’s been at a club for 5 hours. Her hair is a terrible colour and in a ponytail. It doesn’t work with the dress at all.

    • perplexed says:

      Her lips have looked strange in the last couple of years. If she got rid of the lip injections, she’d probably look normal.

  36. Katy says:

    Congrats on the 15 months. Also in recovery. So heartening to hear from similar folks. Hope Anna can find help if she wants it.

  37. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    I truly don’t think she’s drunk. I think she’s on an upper like Adderal or cocaine and maybe tossed in a Xanax for fun. She seems to grinding her jaw a bit which indicates a substance like cocaine or Adderal. I’m a recovering prescription pill addict (benzos exclusively) so she gets no judgement from me at all.

    • Doc says:

      Myhair – yes this is what I thought too. Not alcohol, maybe not just alcohol, but some uppers. She kept on running her tongue over her teeth- did anyone else pick up on that? I hope she gets the help she needs.

  38. Kay says:

    Her voice and demeanor always seems like this. I think it’s possible she has a drinking problem but there is no way she is drunk 24/7 on every movie set for 10 years. She sounds the same in the House Bunny even in character.

  39. morgfunk says:

    I think she’s either drunk or on something coupled wit being extremely nervous. I didn’t watch the whole thing but the smoking gun here is that she was a book out about relationships and is going through a divorce. Notice Colbert didn’t mention Chris, nor did she…unless the did in the last 2 minutes, but I’m betting no on that. So she has to promote a book without wanting to discuss the breakup of her marriage. I also guess she’s told people he’s not a topic she’s willing to talk about, so doing promotional work in this situation is going to be weird and hard. And she seems, like many people have said, to have an alleged drinking problem so there you go. I don’t think she cheated I think he wanted out. Is star rose as hers fell and I’m sure it was and is tough on her ego.

  40. Doc says:

    Congratulations on your sobriety CB, thanks for sharing your story with us.

  41. Svea says:

    Colbert is terrible with women! I can’t forget how truly shitty he was to Felicity Huffman.
    I swear it’s that coming from a family with like eleven kids thing. Those guys never forgive Mama for birthing all those other babies.

  42. Cali says:

    She was on The Chew yesterday or the day before and was really odd, too. Not drunk, but Xanax’ed or something. Like her brain was locked up here and there from nerves. It was a little weird and disjointed. I hope the drinking rumors aren’t true, but if so, I hope she gets it under control.

    I still love her.

  43. Julia says:

    Please let’s also see that he is doing a terrible job interviewing, clearly doesn’t want to be doing the interview, and she can tell! He is awkward

  44. ok guys says:

    I’ve been around enough drunks/drug addicts to know the difference. She’s most likely a little high. On what? Not sure. If you watch her other talk show interviews she’s more relaxed than this. I know making assumptions is horrible, I feel bad leaving this comment but this is NOT her normal self at all.

  45. GreenTurtle says:

    Agreed, Cici1. Recovering alcoholic here and this absolutely looks like she’s had a lot to drink and is trying to hide it.