Allison Janney on Mom, C.J. Cregg Fans, and Masters of Sex


When Allison Janney was promoting The Way, Way Back at Sundance, she told Vulture that she was hoping to do a TV show. Eleven months later, she's starring on both a network sitcom and a cable drama. On Showtime's fifties-set Masters of Sex, Janney plays Margaret Scully, an elegant provost's wife whose world breaks open when she realizes that her sexless marriage is not the norm. Then, on the CBS comedy Mom, she's Bonnie, a promiscuous, free-spirited alcoholic who's trying to clean up her act and reconnect with her grown daughter (Anna Faris). The Showtime role has all the nude scenes and onscreen orgasms, but it's the free-wheeling grandma on Mom who may actually be the sexiest woman Janney has ever played. Vulture caught up with the actress to talk about physical comedy, her Mom reunion with Octavia Spencer, her most heartbreaking Masters scenes, and the ghost of C.J.* Cregg.  Read More...


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