Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's split has once more made love and the limelight seems like depressingly incompatible bedfellows, and a recent episode of Farris's podcast suggests that the "loneliness" of fame might have put pressure on the relationship.
In the last episode of Anna Faris is Unqualified, before the split was announced, Anna discussed the downside of fame with musician Josh Ostrander. Both parties spoke about how stepping into a different character can help with the pressure of red carpet appearances, and Farris explained:
“I play a character on MOM, I play a character in movies, but I also play a public character. There’s definitely a loneliness and, like, an internal element to being a performer. I feel like I have to laugh…”
Faris then spoke candidly about how she finds it "hard" to maintain a public persona and how she finds red carpets in general a damn right uncomfortable experience:
“I play a public character. I laugh loud sometimes — maybe too loud but it is a public character sometimes. Like, if I have a red carpet thing or whatever, which I’m never comfortable, but I’m always like, ‘I’m fine!’ And it never feels like me.”
#AnnaFaris also spoke out to People Magazine about the same issue a couple of weeks before she announced her separation, saying:
“I don’t think that’s something, when you’re an actor, that you’re prepared for. There are two different roles that you play — the one on-camera and the one in public. That’s the tricky part.”
Considering those sneaky "insider sources" have been whispering that the demands of #ChrisPratt's rising fame have helped to fuel the split, it is not unreasonable to speculate that differing expectations of life in the spotlight could have pulled the couple apart.
As sad splits between longterm Hollywood couples such as Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman or Amy Poehler and Will Arnett seem to demonstrate, maintaining a longterm relationship in the public eye is even harder than it is for us average folk.
Luckily, Anna and Chris retain an enormous amount of respect for each other despite the difficult breakup, so much so that even renowned scum bags TMZ report that their divorce will be "as amicable as it gets." It's not much of a silver lining, but it's something.
Do you think being in the public eye was a significant factor in Chris and Anna's breakup?