Anna Faris deleted a chapter in her book about her relationship with Chris Pratt

Anna Faris, Chris Pratt at the world premiere of 'Passengers' held at the Regency Village Theatre
Anna Faris’s new memoir is out, Unqualified, and as we’ve reported she reveals some very candid details about how she met her now estranged husband, Chris Pratt, on set while she was married to her first husband. Anna admits that she would not have left her husband if it were not for Chris, who worked to woo her despite the fact that she was married. By Anna’s own admission Chris showed her a way out of her marriage, because apparently working out her problems with her first husband and/or telling him she wanted a divorce without having another relationship to fall back on were not options. (My interpretation, obviously.) Incidentally, Anna was just spotted out on a lunch date in Seattle over the weekend with her new boyfriend, Michael Barrett. They are set to have met on the set of the Overboard reboot, in which she stars.

Page Six has the detail that an early edition of Anna’s book, provided to reviewers, included a chapter dedicated to how she makes her relationship work with Chris long distance. They spent a lot of time apart from each other as they worked on different film sets. As we’ve heard, Anna is now dating a cinematographer, whom I would assume she met on set. Just like she met Chris when she was married to her first husband. So given the dissolution of her marriage, that entire chapter had to be scrapped and other references to Chris throughout the book had to be removed or changed to past tense. Another section, about how Anna wanted a second baby, was omitted from the final book as well.

In an uncorrected advance proof, sent to press two months before the couple announced their split in August, one chapter is dedicated to how the couple makes their relationship work long-distance while they’re filming.

Faris, who wrote “Unqualified” while Pratt was on the “Passengers” press tour, details how they make sure to talk on the phone and take advantage of the times they do have together. Looking to the future, she also opens up about their plans to one day move back to Washington and live a low-key lifestyle.

Those pages have disappeared from the final text…

For the most part, Faris managed to keep her book — out this week — the same, though she changed her present-tense moments with Pratt to the past tense and left out some paragraphs that focus on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor.

She axed a long passage about plans to have a second child with Pratt. In the preview copy, she mentions not feeling pressure to have another baby right away, but says she is considering freezing her eggs.

[From Page Six]

Anna alluded to their breakup in the conclusion, adding that “There is no finish line when it comes to relationships” and that her family “is evolving.” Chris’s foreword included some words of support for Anna also hinting that they’ve split like “Fame can be a pain in the butt” and “we’ll be just fine regardless of what you think of us.” This isn’t surprising that she talked about Chris and had to revise all that due to their circumstances at the time of publication. Relationships break up all the time. Many times it’s just irreconcilable differences and having the same arguments, in the same way, over and over again like groundhog day. When one of the parties admits that they treated their last partner poorly and then broke up with them over the phone after years together, that points to a potential pattern too. I wonder if any of Anna’s editors asked her if she was comfortable being so candid in this book or if they just saw dollar signs.

Anna Faris exits her hotel

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris at the world premiere of 'Passengers' held at the Regency Village Theatre

Anna Faris at 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

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  1. Nicole says:

    Honestly this book has turned me off her in a big way. It also seems like she cannot survive being alone which is sad.

  2. Tanguerita says:

    the more I read and hear about Faris, the less i like her.

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    • Erinn says:

      She’s 100% one of those celebs that you need to very much limit your exposure to. She’s funny in some of the things I’ve seen her in – but she’s soooo extra. I find her tiring.

      • Anners says:

        This ^^. She seems exhausting in real life and on film. I honestly can’t figure out who’s going to buy her book. Is she really that famous/interesting?!

    • S says:

      I think the same way about Pratt. The more I learned about either of them, as he became bigger and she started that podcast, the less I liked them.

      • still_sarah says:

        I like both Pratt and Faris in their movies. But this book doesn’t help either of them. He aggressively went after a married woman. She thought leaving her 1st husband for a quasi-cheater (“Leave your husband for me. It’ll be great!”) was a good idea and would work out fine. What a pair of idiots.

  3. aims says:

    OMG that picture of her signing things was hysterical.

    She’s not my cup of tea, this book is making her sound stupid. I want off the faris wheel.

  4. JA says:

    Drunken mess! The fallout will be dramarific…poor little boy though.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Why do we need her memoirs?

  6. Mia4s says:

    I really don’t think there were any bad guys in so far as how the relationship ended. She’s once again going direct from marriage breakup into relationship. No breather. I don’t feel bad saying that suggests a certain “neediness”. That works fine while husband is always around, but then he discovers he loves life as a globe trotting movie star. He’s not there as much. Some women would do fine with that separation but she’s not striking me as the “ independent” sort; and so the option was one of them giving up career to keep together. It’s clear I think that for them that was never going to work. They made their respective choices. Sad for the child, but they made there bed so to speak.

    • Wren says:

      Yeah, people got very upset about how she handled her previous breakup and got started with Chris, but to me it just struck me as very immature and insecure. How a 12 year old might handle such a situation. She sounds like one of those people who simply cannot be alone, and will bounce (or “monkey branch” as another poster put it) from relationship to relationship continuously.

  7. ell says:

    i’m no fan of hers (or him), but i never understood why people gave her a hard time about splitting up with her husband before starting a new relationship; surely that’s the right thing to do, instead of cheating?

    • Alisha says:

      For me it was more the way she handled the breakup. Via a phone call and then announcing her freedom to everyone on set and then heading right for Chris’s trailer, makes her sound cold and I thought it was very tacky.

      • Bridget says:

        So, she apparently did actually talk more about how she knows that she really screwed up that breakup and behaved poorly. It just wasn’t covered.

    • Blossombetch says:

      Via phone call? That’s not cool. And I get the impression she knew for a while it was over, but stayed with the guy until she found someone to replace him with. Sounds like codependency to me, which isn’t healthy.

    • Bridget says:

      Because no one also read the part about how crappy that relationship was in the first place. Like, it was not a good marriage. My personal favorite was that she accepted his marriage proposal because the first time he proposed and she declined, he was so furious that it kicked off a massive fight. Yeah, breaking up over the phone sucks, but again, the passages where she talked about how poorly she handled stuff didn’t get picked up and as widely covered.

      • Alisha says:

        @Bridget yes I didn’t read about that part, if he had temper issues then it makes sense that she would not want the confrontation and would prefer it be done over the phone.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t know what his issues were, and I’m certainly not trying to imply that there’s anything wrong with him – just that it was clearly not a strong union. She talked about how they moved in together because his roommate kicked him out, that they got married young and not for the right reasons. I think we can all agree that breaking up by phone is crappy, I’m just saying that we all make mistakes, and she’s getting roasted for something that she completely acknowledges was a crappy thing to do.

  8. Ytbtet says:

    I think she was blind sided by the separation. To me it seems she thought things were fine while Chris wanted to bolt. How she got with Pratt is a little bit shady but all in all she seems fine to me don’t understand the hate. I kind her vulgar and crass so I don’t like the podcast but she is incredibly warm and nice.

    • Deal with it says:

      Nah, i think she cheated with the new guy.

    • kibbles says:

      I think she was a bit blindsided too. She was well aware of problems but she may have thought that they would work through them, or at least stay together beyond the publication of her book. If she had written an entire chapter about her relationship with Pratt, and was forced to delete it after the separation announcement, she was not expecting a breakup this year. This book including that deleted chapter may have been one of the reasons why Pratt wanted to bolt. He likely did not want to have any secrets or lies exaggerating their fairy tale marriage to be set in stone, then have to answer for them if they announced their separation after the book was published. Given that he is the much bigger star of the two and has more possibilities in terms of his job offers and who he can now date, he might have been thinking of splitting up with her for quite a while without vocalizing this to Faris.

  9. Coop says:

    I like her podcast, it’s entertaining, but she is constantly interrupting guests to talk about herself. Albeit in a funny way, but it’s still irritating.

    Does this bug anybody else??? Damn, I can’t stand people who interrupt conversations for an “insert yourself here” moment.

    Also, her back and forth banter with her cohost Sim is annoying too. That guy seems like a dick.

  10. meh says:

    I’m still so confused about why the heck she has a book??