Anna Faris is terrified of live audiences

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2014
Anna Faris

Anna Faris

Anna Faris has confessed she is terrified of performing before a live audience, as she does on CBS sitcom 'Mom'

Anna Faris finds it 'terrifying' performing in front of an audience.

The 37-year-old actress filmed the first season of 'Mom' in front of a live audience and has described the experience as an exciting yet scary situation.

She told BANG Showbiz: "It's so fun. It's terrifying and challenging in that there's nowhere to hide... even if you don't know how to deliver a joke, you just have to swing for the fences because you're in front of a live audience."

However, the 'The House Bunny' star - who plays Christy Plunkett in the CBS sitcom - admitted that the audience seemed to find it hilarious when she made a mistake.

She explained: "They're also very forgiving - they love it when you mess up, they love it.

"You get that same rush when I grew up doing theatre, I get that familiar sort of rush and that buzzed feeling after the show is over and you've accomplished this thing."

Despite feeling frightened when on stage, the blonde beauty - who is married to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor Chris Pratt - stated that she enjoys being able to properly get to know her television co-stars, which is something she hasn't been treated with in her movie career.

She commented: "I've never had a long job like this. I get to have friendships ... I have co-workers! I get to know all the crew really well. There's something really great about that.

"And getting to play a character for a long time and getting to figure out who she is and what her adventures are. Not that there's any job security at all! But it is nice to be like, 'I think I'm going to have a job next month.' That feels good."

'Mom' season one is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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