Anna Faris 'never thought' she was 'a particularly funny person' (Exclusive)

Anna Faris' latest project made her "nervous."

The comedian, who has fronted countless major films like "The House Bunny" and the "Scary Movie" franchise and stars in CBS' highly successful sitcom, "Mom," was tasked with doing improv for a new video series with Klondike, which is not something she's used to.

"I was really nervous to do this," she told AOL's Gibson Johns exclusively of the collaboration. "Normally, when I perform, words are written for me and you escape through that avenue and there’s the acknowledgement of exchange when working with a fellow actor. But this was exciting and intriguing to be part of this campaign where I was doing improv."

In the hidden-camera video series, Faris steps into a variety of disguises to see how far unsuspecting strangers would do for a Klondike bar. The actress told us that she "never studied improv," so being tasked to do so when she's so used to working with scripts was both "challenging" and "rewarding."

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Anna Faris -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Anna Faris and Nina Garcia -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 15: "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" - Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting, on MOM, Thursday, April 25 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L to R: Anna Faris as Christy, and Jaime Pressly as Jill. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1: "Cincinnati and a Toe Situation" -- Bonnie reluctantly consults a therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), for help with her ADD, and Christy battles her urge to gamble on sports while helping out at the bar, on MOM, Thursday, March 7 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Network. Pictured L to R: Anna Faris as Christy, and Allison Janney as Bonnie. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Anna Faris on the set of Sleighin’ the Holidays with Barefoot in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2018 (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Barefoot)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Uncle Ben's¨ teamed up with actress Anna Faris to launch "The Homework Pass Challenge Program" on August 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Uncle Ben's)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 27: "Pre-Washed Lettuce and a Mime" - Christy has second thoughts about law school after a tough first day, and Bonnie is plagued by an upsetting dream, on the sixth season premiere of MOM, Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Anna Faris as Christy. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 08: Anna Faris poses for pictures during the 'Overboard (Hombre Al Agua)' Mexico City premiere at Cinemex Antara on May 8, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 08: Anna Faris poses for pictures during the 'Overboard (Hombre Al Agua)' Mexico City premiere at Cinemex Antara on May 8, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 07: Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris pose during a press conference to promote the film Hombre al Agua at St. Regis Hotel on May 07, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 07: Anna Faris attends a press conference to promote the film "Overboard (Hombre Al Agua)" at St. Regis Hotel on May 7, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images)
Los Angeles, CA - April 30: Anna Faris attends the Premiere of Lionsgate and Pantelion Film's "Overboard" After Party at Regency Village Theatre on April 30, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Los Angeles, CA - April 30: Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris attend the Premiere of Lionsgate and Pantelion Film's "Overboard" at Regency Village Theatre on April 30, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: Actors Anna Faris (L) and Eugenio Derbez visit SiriusXM Studios on April 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Actors Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez attend the ceremony honoring Eva Longoria with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 16, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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"I love playing with characters, but I never thought of myself as a particularly funny person," Faris said with a laugh. "The thing I finally realized about myself is that I have no idea what my face is doing when words come out of my mouth. If I look in the mirror, I have my own personal mirror face -- we all have one! -- but then, when I see my face actually move, I'm like, 'Ah, nope. That's not right. That's not as put together as I thought it would be.'"

But once the comedian let herself go and got over her nerves while filming the video components of the relaunch of Klondike's iconic slogan, What would you do for a Klondike bar?, she enjoyed herself. And, after all, enjoying her the projects she works on is what truly matters for her these days.

"I like the idea of an earned moment, and the idea that, if the performer is having a genuinely good time, you can feel it as an audience, whether they’re a villain or a hero," she explained. "If there’s that satisfaction for an actor, the audience can pick up on that and I like doing that. In general, I also just want a fun working condition. Actors are one of the 0.02 percent of people who enjoy their jobs, I think. There are definitely times when the grass is greener, and I could be making, like, goat cheese or something, though."

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