Chris Pratt to star on Mom as Anna Faris' love interest
When it comes to stunt casting on Mom, it doesn’t get any better than this: Anna Faris’ husband has agreed to guest star in an upcoming episode of the CBS comedy, EW has learned exclusively.
In case you’ve lost track of who’s hitched to who in Hollywood, Faris is married to Chris Pratt, who is busy filming sequels to Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy. Fortunately, the affable actor found time to appear on the sitcom that returns this month on CBS.
In the episode that will air early in 2017, Pratt will play Nick, a charming (natch!) horseback riding instructor who Christy (Faris) decides to pursue — despite the fact he’s the nephew of Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy), who declared him off-limits. As if.
This isn’t the first time Faris and Pratt have worked together. Having married in 2009, the couple appeared in What’s Your Number? and Take Me Home Tonight in 2011, followed by Movie 43 in 2013. This is the first time Pratt has appeared on Faris’ comedy since its debut in 2013.
The producers of Mom have big plans for the comedy in its fourth season. Besides staging a mini-reunion of The West Wing by casting Bradley Whitford opposite Allison Janney (who plays Christy’s mom Bonnie), they also penned a very special episode involving Christy’s son Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal). He’s caught smoking his first joint!
Mom returns Thursday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. ET.