While her CBS comedy “Mom” is on hiatus, Allison Janney has found another maternal role to play while waiting for its return.
Sources tell Variety that the Emmy-winning actress is in talks to play Tonya Harding eccentric and tough mother LaVona in the Miramax biopic “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie in the title role.
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Allison Janney will lead the cast of a Broadway revival of “Six Degrees of Separation” this spring, co-starring with John Benjamin Hickey in a new production of the 1990 John Guare play.
Janney, the “Mom” and “The West Wing” Emmy winner, last appeared on Broadway in the 2009 musical “9 to 5.” In “Six Degrees” she’ll play Ouisa, the wealthy Manhattanite who, with her husband, is taken in by a con man claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son. Hickey (“Manhattan”), a 2011 Tony winner for “The Normal Heart,” will play Ouisa’s husband, Flan.
Though Allison Janney played White House press secretary C.J. Cregg for seven seasons on “The West Wing,” she was so busy filming that she rarely had time to watch the show during its run. And, like many actors, found herself being overly critical of her own work. When Variety asked her to pick some favorite moments, she recalled many fond memories. And now she says: “I think I’m at a place where I’m going to enjoy watching that show and will not have any problem looking at anything I did.”
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