Adorable, fearless, and indisputably funny, Anna Faris has drawn comparisons to such comic luminaries as Lucille Ball and Goldie Hawn. This week, she joins the nascent trend of R-rated, female-driven comedies with her new film What’s Your Number?, in which she plays Ally Darling, a fun-loving party gal who learns via a magazine article that a woman’s chances of marrying become infinitesimal if she’s slept with more than 20 men – a number which just so happens to match Ally’s exact tally. Loath to accept a life of spinsterdom, she gives up sex and concocts a scheme to revisit each of her past lovers to see if any of them might actually be The One, enlisting the aid of Colin (Chris Evans), a crass ladies’ man from across the hall who dabbles in detective work, to track them down.
Based on the book 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak, What’s Your Number? is the perfect showcase for Faris, who is quietly building a case for the title of Hollywood’s Funniest Actress. In an exclusive interview, we sat down with her and her co-star, Evans, to talk chemistry, nudity, and the importance of embracing the awkward:
What’s Your Number? opens everywhere Friday, September 30, 2011.