Anna Faris explained why she doesn’t believe in “closure” after a breakup

You’ll often hear people talk about a little thing called “closure” when it comes to relationships, but is it ever really possible?  Anna Faris said she doesn’t believe in closure during her Unqualified book tour, and fans of her podcast (also called “Unqualified”) likely already knew that. Closure, Faris often argues, isn’t something that anyone “gets” after a breakup or a really traumatic event.

"We talk a lot about the idea of closure, which is something that I don’t believe in because I think that it’s important to accept the idea that your heartbreak is an important thing that helps you be more human, she said during a reading in Jersey City.

Instead of feeling like your ex or something owes you closure, it’s more important to learn from the experience and move on, Faris often says on her podcast.

And the actress knows a thing or two about this. After her divorce from Chris Pratt made headlines earlier this summer, going on tour for her book — which is all about her personal life — has to be tough. Pratt and Faris remain on good terms — but it likely hasn’t been an easy year for the two.


In her memoir, Faris also got real about the many rumors of romance that surrounded her husband and actress Jennifer Lawrence when they starred in Passengers. Faris wrote that even before she and Lawrence met, her publicist warned her that rumors were going to be all over the place.

“There are going to be shots of them laughing together on their way to the set. There are going to be stories circulating, and you have to brace yourself for this,” her publicist warned her.  Faris added that she and Lawrence are friendly now, but it still hurt to read the gossip magazines at the time.

"Jennifer and I are really friendly, and she was apologetic even though she didn’t need to be, because she hadn’t done anything wrong. She’s awesome, but of course it’s hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you, even if it’s patently untrue. You still feel, and look, like a fool," Faris wrote in her book.

This sounds so hard, and we’re so glad that Faris seems to have such a healthy outlook on these difficult experiences. For someone who describes herself as “unqualified,” she sure does have a lot of insight, right?