Anna Faris: “It was really hard for me to break out of the ‘Scary Movie’ genre”

House Bunny actress Anna Faris’ latest comedy flick What’s Your Number just opened in theaters this past weekend.  Playing the lead role of Ally Darling, a woman who “looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life, and wonders if one of them might be her one true love,” Faris talked with Reuters about her time on set, appearing alongside her real-life husband Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation, and her standing in the comedy genre.

When talking about those steamy, but awkward bedroom scenes, Faris shared that her husband is “really supportive.”

“As actors, we don’t show up on the days when the other is supposed to be intimate with another person. I wouldn’t want my husband sitting behind the cameras while I’m in bed with Zach Quinto or Joel McHale. Chris is so great about that,” she said.   The thirty-four year old star, who got her start in crude and hilarious flicks like The Hot Chick and the Scary Movie franchise, also shared that the conversation has completely changed when it comes to the R-rated female comedies that was once “dangerous territory”. Faris seems comfortable sticking with comedies for now, something that has made her a household name.  “Quick — somebody put me in a biopic, please! (laughs) It was really hard for me to break out of the ‘Scary Movie’ genre, and I used to feel like I needed to do something dramatic or some weird, dark independent film to be taken seriously. But I really love comedy and weirdly enough, I love how my journey has ended up. I get to laugh all day long.”


Check the trailer from What’s Your Number? 

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