- Busy Philipps told Insider her criticism of Chris Pratt got “reduced to a headline.”
- Philipps said the media sometimes wants salacious reactions but life is “complicated.”
- While promoting “The National Dog Show,” the actress said we should learn from mistakes and “do better.”
Busy Phillips is a little bit frustrated that the comments she made about Chis Pratt on her podcast recently made the news, telling Insider “it bums me out” when her conversations are “reduced to a headline.”
On the November 9 episode of her podcast, “Busy Phillips Is Doing Her Best,” the actress discussed an Instagram post that Pratt made the week before that tributed his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.
In the post, Pratt calls his wife of two years his “greatest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card.”
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor also said that her heart “belongs” to him and thanked her for giving him a “gorgeous healthy daughter,” which many fans took as Pratt comparing Lyla to his son Jack, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage after being born prematurely.
As a result, according to Buzzfeed News, Jack has a non-life-threatening heart issue along with slight vision impairments. The 9-year-old is Pratt’s son from his previous marriage to Anna Faris, whom he was married to for eight years before divorcing in 2018.
The internet took issue with the misogynistic tone of the post and the fact that he was comparing his children. Faris’ name even trended on Twitter following the post with Insider’s Lauren Frias and Claudia Willen reporting that “many fans” were “offering words of support for the ‘Scary Movie’ actress.”Philipps told her cohost Emmy-nominated comedy writer Caissie St. Onge on their podcast that she found Pratt’s entire post “abhorrent.”
“I knew him in the before times. I don’t know him now,” Phillips said, revealing that she had gone on vacation with Pratt and Faris. The actress also said that Pratt was a “doomsday prepper.”
Phillips said because social media is a ‘new way of communication,’ people — like Pratt — are ‘going to make mistakes’
While promoting “The National Dog Show” presented by Purina, Philipps told Insider that the way the media chose to frame her comments about Pratt was upsetting because Pratt’s comments were “complicated” and she and St. Onge acknowledged that.
“And so, it bums me out sometimes if Cassie and I have a 35-minute conversation about something that gets reduced to a headline,” she said. “The fact is, like the name of my podcast suggests, we’re all doing our best trying to navigate what is essentially a new way of communication, and people are going to make mistakes and be cringy.”
“You have to be willing to look at it, learn from it, and do better,” Philipps said of any mistake in life, whether it be on social media, parenting kids, or even parenting our pets.
Philipps has learned many lessons while parenting her children, Birdie and Cricket, whom she shares with her husband, writer Marc Silverstein. But she’s still adjusting to being a dog mom.
Her dog Gina was apparently a “surprise dog” whom she welcomed into her home one day before the country went into lockdown last year.
Philipps said Gina has become “everything” to her family and the pup will be watching “The National Dog Show,” presented by Purina, with them on Thanksgiving.
“She brought us so much comfort and so much joy — and she’s so funny,” the “Dawson’s Creek” actress gushed about her dog, who joined her for the interview.
“The National Dog Show,” presented by Purina airs on Thursday, directly after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.