I love the new comedy “Mom” on which Anna Faris plays a waitress. Was that a job she had before acting?
—Elle MacDowell, Charlotte, North Carolina
Indeed, except that Anna Faris, 36, was taking orders at a senior citizens’ home rather than a restaurant. “I was bad,” recalls the actress, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Edmonds, Washington. She recalls one day when “there were only two menu options—fish and chips or grilled chicken. I walked into the kitchen and looked at my notepad, and all I had done was make little waves. So I had to go back and take the orders again. Maybe they didn’t remember.”