It's difficult to get through a divorce, but there's going to be a tough road ahead for Anna Faris. The actress is gearing up for the release of her memoir, which features intimate details about husband Chris Pratt prior to the split. And it's safe to say the actress is a bit nervous, or in her words, "scared." During the latest episode of her podcast Unqualified, the actress opened up on the matter to fans.
“I feel really, really nervous because it feels really intimate,” Faris says about the book, also titled Unqualified. “I’m excited. When I first got the book deal I thought, ‘Oh, what a great adventure.’ Now that it’s getting closer, I feel, in a sense, that I got to always hide behind characters, and now this is me and it feels a little scary.”
She continued, "It’s just my experiences. It’s just sort of how I felt as a really quiet kid with headgear and then suddenly being an actress in L.A. Basically how I haven’t felt comfortable in my own skin. I would love it so much if you picked up my book. But please know, I am so scared. I feel like leaving the country for a while. I’m breaking into a sweat as we talk about it."
The actress also opened up on the importance of female friendship in an adapted essay from her memoir, which is featured in Cosmopolitan's October issue, and claimed that the idea of your significant other being your best friend is "overhyped."
“It puts so much pressure on any one person, when I truly believe it’s okay to have intimacy with different people in different ways,” she said. “And ranking your friends? It just shouldn’t happen, at least not beyond grade school. In my 20s, I thought it was cool to say I was a guys’ girl. Back then, I thought that having the approval of my stoner guy friends was of greater value than having the approval of beautiful blonde sorority girls. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes.”
The book, which will hit shelves in October, will include details on how the former couple fell in love while on the set of their movie Take Me Home Tonight, their quick wedding in Bali, and the birth of their five-year-old son, Jack. Pratt even penned the foreward of the book, so this is all pretty heartbreaking considering the circumstances.
Faris and Pratt separated after eight years of marriage, and announced the news via social media back in August. “We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the statement read. “We tried really hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep the situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.”