She may be breathing new life into a classic but for her first big day of filming, she was surrounded by the dead.
Anna Faris kicked off filming for the Overboard remake in a cemetery on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old looked particularly bubbly despite the somewhat morbid Vancouver, Canada, location.
The actress beamed as she prepared to shoot among the headstones on Wednesday.
For her scene, Anna wore a pair of tight blue jeans with a white T-shirt and then during breaks added a big blue cardigan.
Despite her cardigan it was rather sunny out so both the star and her assistant kept an umbrella over her during takes.
Despite her funny woman status matching original star Goldie Hawn’s, Anna is not taking over the same role that Goldie played in the 1987 film.
Instead Eugenio Derbez will be as the amnesia-based romp will see a role reversal.
The re-imagined Garry Marshall movie will see the Mexican star as a spoiled playboy – who falls from a yacht.
Anna plays a single mother who convinces him that they are married, similar to the character played by Kurt Russell in the original.
In a statement to E! News, MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman said: ‘The original Overboard was beloved and the only way to bring it back is to reinvent the story in a whole new way.
‘Anna and Eugenio are two of the most charismatic forces in comedy whose take on the material will modernize the story for a whole new generation of moviegoers.’
E! news also reports that Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg co-wrote and are co-directing the comedy.