Anna Faris is a super fun person who’s talented, funny, and, well, not unattractive, but her career choices of late are worse than, well, Scary Movie 4. Since 2009, when she was in both Observe and Report and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, both very good movies for very different reasons (hilariously dark rape and drug jokes; talking monkey), she’s starred in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Yogi Bear, Take Me Home Tonight, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, oh God make it stop. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to, considering she’s been cast as the lead in Chuck Lorre’s latest 30-minute distraction for idiots.
Anna Faris has landed the title role in CBS’ Chuck Lorre-produced multi-camera comedy pilot Mom, TVLine has learned. The actress will play a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in the Napa Valley. Lorre co-wrote the Mom script with his Two and a Half Men colleagues Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker. (Via)
We just want the best for Faris — let’s not get into the reasons why she’s not a bigger star, because then there’d be a lot of yelling and fingerwagging and tsk tsk’ing, and we’d be no better than the shrieking masses at certain other websites — and instead question for the millionth time: why hasn’t she been on Parks and Rec yet? (Some husband you are, Pratt.) Because until that day comes, her career highlight might be when she was stuck to a ceiling covered in semen while a Radford song plays. It’s like middle school prom night all over again.