Mom star Anna Faris lends her voice to the animated family film The Emoji Movie (in theaters now) as the “ferociously independent,” jaded code breaker Jailbreak who teams up with the soul-searching meh emoji (T.J. Miller). And, yes, you will also see the poop emoji, played by Patrick Stewart. “I love it that any actor is willing to play a poop emoji,” notes Farris, “especially Sir Patrick Stewart.” In real life, though, she’s doesn’t play around a lot with emojis, and here she shares her thoughts on the ones that confuse or bemuse her.
“It’s vague. Like, I’m glad I sort of charmed you, but this is also a baffling face. I think it means someone’s placating me.”
“I have a bunch of friends that keep sending me that one and I’m like, ‘Are…are…are you happy? Do you want to come over? What’s happening? Are we going to the club?’ “
“Do you think that’s only sent by men? I just don’t know if a woman would send me that. It feels a little bit like a player sent you that or somebody who wants you to feel confused. And they want to demand answers out of you without giving up any of their own.”
“Does it mean that we are going to have a great time in our lives? What’s happening? Because I’m a mom, and I’m not going out to the clubs — and I hate my birthday.”
“We should not abuse or misunderstand this beautiful fruit, and certainly not misconstrue it for any other thing than the beautiful fruit that it is.”