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Anna Faris opens up about motherhood: 'Your identity changes'

For Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, their world realigned in 2012, when they welcomed their son.
/ Source: TODAY

All parents know that having a child turns your world upside down. For Anna Faris and her husband, fellow actor Chris Pratt, their world realigned in 2012, when they welcomed their son, Jack.

In a HuffPost Live segment that aired Thursday, Faris discussed parenthood and her son, who, apparently, just might grow up to be a comedian like his parents. "He's a total ham," Faris said of Jack. "I get a kick out of him."

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But parenthood wasn't always fun and games, specifically at the beginning. "Especially as a woman, your identity changes," Faris explained. "You are now a mom, sort of the most important job in the world, and the pressure and the guilt and all the things that are sort of wrapped up in that, I don't think anyone can prepare you for."

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Faris stressed that she definitely was not prepared for the early years of her son's life. Instead, even after listening to the advice of other parents, she and Pratt felt utterly unprepared. They did, however, feel very fortunate. Jack was born premature but is now happy and healthy, which left Faris and Pratt feeling "so grateful for so many things."

Though Faris didn't talk so much about her own parenting skills — except for saying she would try to keep Jack out of the spotlight — she spoke highly of Pratt as a father. According to the actress, Pratt and Jack are best buds! "He's incredibly fun and incredibly loving," she said of her partner.

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