She still gets nervous filming Mom
Even after four seasons, shooting the CBS sitcom in front of a live audience makes her anxious.
But she has a routine. Every Friday, before taping, “I make an announcement to the crew,” writes Faris. “It goes something like this: ‘Hey, everybody, I have an announcement. I just want to tell you guys all how much I love you and what an amazing team we are. You are the best. I feel so lucky that I get to drive to working knowing that I’m going to see you.”
Her reasoning: “Why not spread the love? Even if it means that I come across as an idiot.”
Another ritual: Flowers from Pratt. “I’ll admit that sometimes I felt almost embarrassed, not because I wanted to hide them, but I didn’t want to always be the, ‘Look what I got!’ girl who rubbed her romantic husband in her coworker’s faces,” she jokes. “But yeah, a giant bouquet of flowers in my dressing room wasn’t bad.”
And while Faris has yet to be nominated for the show, she’s ready if and when the day comes thanks to her costar. “I’ve delivered plenty of drunken acceptance speeches at Allison Janney’s house, where her six Emmys are perfect for my practice runs.”
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