Anna Faris: Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell gave their blessing for ‘Overboard’ remake

On Monday night, the premiere of the completely unnecessary gender-swapped reboot of Overboard took place at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. The film’s star, Anna Faris, used her time on the red carpet, as any proud Mom is wont to do, to talk about her adorable son with ex Chris Pratt.

Apparently, five-year-old Jack is shaping up to be a chip off the old block. As Anna told reporters, “He does little acting lessons now. He’ll be like, ‘Mom, watch how scared I can look.’ Or he’ll give me a weird fake laugh.” Ever the doting parent, Anna noted that “It’s really fun to see the performance element come out in him,” but didn’t seem to want Jack to follow his parents’ profession, stating, “But I’m also like, ‘Please don’t go into acting!’”

Jack could be trying out some other future professions now, much to his Mom’s chagrin. As Anna told Entertainment Tonight, “You know, they get to an age where the obnoxious things stop being cute. Like, first when they draw on your wall and you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s kind of charming because my kid might be an artist.’ And then when they do it later at five and a half, you’re like, ‘No, no. Not so cute anymore.”

Anna’s red carpet look was impressive. She dazzled in a metallic pink Jeffrey Dodd gown. Her co-star, a very pregnant Eva Longoria, looked equally glowing in a full length, lacy Alberta Ferretti gown. Eva, expecting her first child with hubby Jose Baston (from the looks of it, at any moment) cut up on the red carpet with Anna, and the photos and videos from the event look more amusing than the whole of Overboard 2.0.

I have yet to hear anyone express any excitement about this movie, but, according to Anna, the stars of the original are 100% on board. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn expressed their approval during a recent dinner with the actress. Anna recounted:

“Kurt was like, ‘I hear you’re redoing our movie.’ I was like, ‘uhhhhh,’ and he said, ‘We’re going to dinner tomorrow night,’” she recalled. “It was like a dream came true, [but] at the same time, unbelievably terrifying. So we went out to dinner and they said at the end, ‘Alright, so we give you our blessing.’”

[From US Magazine]

I saw the trailer for Overboard before a screening of Blockers last week and it looks awful. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself. I really want to root for Anna, because I still have residual Just Friends/House Bunny love for her and know she can “do” comedy, but I can’t with this. I hope she can get a script worthy of her comedic chops soon. And, as a side note, I would love to see Jack’s “acting.” He is such a cutie.

He said, with defiance, “I’m building a nest and laying my eggs.”

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Premiere Of Lionsgate And Pantelion Film's "Overboard"

Premiere Of Lionsgate And Pantelion Film's "Overboard"

Premiere Of Lionsgate And Pantelion Film's "Overboard"

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  1. Yellowrocket says:

    She always looks so wasted. Her dress is fabulous and her figure is amazing.

    • Runcmc says:

      Awww. She’s just really weird/high-energy!

    • Floydee Mercer says:

      I came here also to opine re she lit. You were first to make mention here of her alleged drunken monkeyshines, so I therefore concur.

  2. OSTONE says:

    I may see the movie just because the lead is a Mexican-born comedian, and that fills me with pride! I know we have a long way to go, but representation matters so much!

    • Chingona says:

      Yes, I am seeing the movie because of the Mexican male lead. Representation does matter and if we don’t support the even not so good movies and tv shows great parts will never be given or written for our community in Hollywood.

  3. naomipaige says:

    I saw a preview of it, and I wasn’t too interested in it. Not sure what it is about her, but she’s super irritating to me.

  4. Liberty says:

    Overboard is one of those guilty pleasure movies for me, just silly and fun, and I love it if I am tired and holed up at home or in a hotel on a rainy cold day and it happens to be on television. Curl up and veg and smile. Perfect as is, no remake needed.

    Anyway, I saw it again last year and was struck again by the woman-servant thing in a different way and actually wondered what it would be like to flip it. So, I like Anna Faris, and I would probably watch this or see it with friends for a lark, in spite of the trailer. …….Though the trailer really made me think how much like Goldie she is, and how she should grab hold of her career as Goldie did, and get far better material as she does have great comedic skills.

    • manda says:

      They did a story on the movie on the today show, and I’m just going to put it out there: I think it looks cute and funny.

  5. Jess says:

    I saw the trailer last night for the first time and thought it looked really funny. I’m looking forward to it now.

  6. No Doubtful says:

    I hate that they remade this movie and I hate even more that she is the star of it. She’s obnoxious. And the male lead they cast is old and unattractive. I hope it bombs! Stop messing with my childhood movies!!

    • Tvtg says:

      I watched the trailer for the remake and yeah I agree the male lead made no sense? He looks old and unattractive . I don’t understand why they didn’t pick someone better looking

  7. knotslaning says:

    I’m not here to talk about Overboard because really, was this necessary!?

    I’m weirdly addicted to Faris right now because of her podcast. I think that she has a lot of anxiety and energy, and it comes off as being wasted, or maybe she is just wasted all of the time. I don’t think so though because she does appear to be an involved mom, has a successful television show, a successful podcast and now a movie, all of which might be impossible if she was wasted. Also, I get the feeling that her ex blind-sided her with the divorce because girl seems bitter on her podcast now!

    • Tvtg says:

      Her podcast is generally fun to listen to and yeah I think she was blindsided by the divorce. I think she is handling it the best she can kind of sucks though

  8. Michele Hood says:

    I thought that the first pic was of Emma Stone! Seriously.