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Why Anna Faris Was ‘Terrified’ by ‘Overboard’ Remake

Why Anna Faris Was ‘Terrified’ by ‘Overboard’ Remake

“Mom” star Anna Faris has flipped the script in the remake of 1987’s classic “Overboard,” which starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

In the movie, Anna plays a down-and-out carpet cleaner who dupes a rude yacht owner, played by co-star Eugenio Derbez, into thinking he’s her husband after he falls off his own boat.

On Thursday, “Extra’s” Mark Wright sat down with Anna, who spoke to Goldie and Kurt about making the movie. Anna shared in Beverly Hills, “I ran into them at a business function and Kurt said, ‘We're going to dinner, we hear that you are doing our movie.'”

Though she was nervous, she accepted a dinner invitation from the couple and it all turned out well. Anna revealed, “We had a really lovely dinner. I was terrified because to me it's a movie that I’ve loved for so long growing up and it’s sort of their love story. I wanted to be a part of this reimagining, but I was like, ‘These are big shoes to fill!’”

Did Anna get their blessing after all? She told Mark, “At the end of the dinner, they said, ‘We give you our permission.’” She added, “And they paid for dinner!”

“Overboard” docks in theaters May 4.