Anna Faris Covers Manhattan June 2012

Posted Friday May 4, 2012 1:01 PM GMT

With her new movie "The Dictator" set to hit theaters on May 16th, Anna Faris added to the Sacha Baron Cohen starring film's promotions by taking over the cover of the May 2012 issue of Manhattan magazine.

The 35-year-old Baltimore native looks hot to trot in a Louis Vuitton sweater and Louboutin heels for the Brian Bowen Smith shot front page while dishing about everything from the comedy genre to her ultimate dream character.

Highlights from Miss Faris' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Manhattan!

On landing a role in 'Scary Movie':
“I’ve asked Keenen why he cast me, and he said, ‘Because you didn’t know what you were doing.’ Does that mean I was malleable? Willing to fall down a hundred times and get hit in the head more? I don’t know. [Pause] The real answer is, it’s because I took myself so seriously.”

On how she thinks of comedy:
“In college one of my jobs was as a receptionist, and during my lunch breaks I’d wander around the city. So, on this particularly beautiful day, I was out walking in a dress, wearing my backpack, feeling great. But then I realized I was attracting a lot of looks, really getting checked out, which really made me angry, although I bet I loved it, even if I wouldn’t admit it. So, I’m scowling and stomping around when an older lady in a van pulls over and yells, ‘Hey girlie, your a** is showing!’ My dress had gotten hiked up under my backpack, giving full view of my Costco granny panties. My ass is showing, and I’m condemning a city full of lecherous men! That’s what I think [of] when I think about comedy and what it is.”

On comedic actresses:
“I really think there’s a change happening, where instead of viewing every female as competition, which is exhausting and futile, comedic actresses are now comradely. It feels really nice. And there’s nothing funny about that.”

On her ultimate character dream:
“That’s what I would love to play! A woman who is unambitious, has no maternal instinct, is liberated from vanity, relishes porn and is pretty much the female version of the comic male mess.”

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for Manhattan

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