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Colleen   May 10, 2010   , Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney gallery with a new still for her episode of LOST tomorrow. I’m not sure if this gives more or less information.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Guest Roles > LOST > Stills

Colleen   May 2, 2010   , Comment News

Well, here’s some more information on Allison’s role on Lost. Got to admit, I’m more excited knowing all of this!

What’s The West Wing’s C.J. doing on the May 11 episode of Lost? No one’s officially saying anything about Emmy winner Allison Janney’s mystery character (identified only as ‘Woman’), though online speculation has it that she may be playing the mother of Mark Pellegrino’s Jacob or Titus Welliver’s Man in Black – two of the few recognizable faces in this trippy third-to-last installment titled, “Across the Sea.”

“She’s incredible, but we can’t give away who she’s playing,” says executive producer Damon Lindelof, confirming only that Allison’s role is a major one. “We will confirm that she will be a woman.” (Dang, there goes my big island tranny creation theory.)

Fellow executive producer Carlton Cuse adds, “We were so happy that she was able to do this. It was really hard for her because she was getting ready to shoot a pilot, but she squeezed us in. Then once we saw her in this part we were like, ‘How could anyone else have done this but Allison Janney?”

“In fact,” adds Lindelof, “we’ve been talking about this character for awhile and how nervous we were that we wouldn’t find the right actress. When we first started talking about this character in the writers room we called her ‘Allison Janney’ under the assumption that we wouldn’t be able to get her.”

But the two EPs got on the phone with Allison and had “a lovely conversation,” tells Lindelof. “She’d seen enough of the show to ‘get’ it, but wasn’t completely dialed in. So we explained the part and said it was as close to writing a role for a particular person as we’d ever done. And she moved heaven and earth to go down to Hawaii for eight days.”

Cuse says the mystery role required “incredible presence,” which Allison demonstrated on her long-running NBC drama. “She had so much presence in The West Wing,” he recalls. “She was in charge and had the strength we needed.”

Hmmm… So, since my tranny creation theory’s out the window, might it be possible that Janney’s character was sent to the island on official business by… Martin Sheen’s President Bartlet? Not even in a flash-sideways!

Colleen   Apr 28, 2010   , Comment News

In some of the more random Allison Janney news, it looks like she is set to guest star on Lost on May 11th, in a role. It could be the role of Jacob’s Mother, but that’s not for sure.

Colleen   Apr 27, 2010   Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney gallery with screencaptures from her role in the 2004 film, Winter Solstice.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Movies > Winter Solstice > DVD Screencaptures

Colleen   Apr 23, 2010   , 1 Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney with the set of MQ production stills from “9-5” to the gallery. Allison was AMAZING in this role.


Admiring Allison Janney > Theater Roles > 9-5 Stills

Colleen   Apr 21, 2010   , , Comment News

BIG Updates to Admiring Allison Janney, with the season 5 screencaptures of West Wing up to check out.


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Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×2 The Dogs of War
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Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×4 Ham
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×5 Constituency of One
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×8 Shutdown
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×9 Abu el Banat
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×10 The Stormy Present
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×11 The Benign Prerogative
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×12 Slow News Day
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×13 The Warfare of Genghis Khan
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×14 An Khe
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×15 Full Disclosure
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×16 Eppur Si Muove
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×17 The Supremes
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×18 Access
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×19 Talking Points
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×20 No Exit
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Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > West Wing > 5×22 Memorial Day

Colleen   Apr 16, 2010   , 1 Comment News

We’ve updated the Admiring Allison gallery with new screen shots from her second episode of In Plain Sight that aired this week. What a perfect role, and I can only hope she comes back for more.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Guest Spots > In Plain Sight > 3×3 Screencaps “Coma Chameleon”

Colleen   Apr 15, 2010   Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney Gallery with screencaps from her 1999 role in the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.


Admiring Allison Janney > Movies > Drop Dead Gorgeous > DVD Screencaptures

Colleen   Apr 13, 2010   Comment Uncategorized

BIG update to Admiring Allison Janney, with all of the 2001 Public Appearances added, including her Emmy win that year.

Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Jan 10th: “A Girl Thing” Los Angeles Premiere
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > January 21st: The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Jan 21st: The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Pressroom
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Jan 21st: The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Warner / InStyle After Party
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > March 11th: The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > March 24th: The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > March 25th: 73rd Academy Awards – Elton John Party
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > May 14th: NBC Upfront 2001
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > June 7th: Fresh Air Fund Salutes American Heroes
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Sept 9th: Screen Actors Guild Salutes Emmy Nominees
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Oct 10th: Premiere of Showtime’s “What Girls Learn”
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Nov 4th: 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Nov 4th: 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Show
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Nov 4th: 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Press Room
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Nov 11th: The Museum of Television & Radio’s Annual Gala to Salute James Burrows
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2001 > Nov 29th: Project Angel Foods 9th Annual Divine Design Grand Opening Gala

Colleen   Apr 11, 2010   , 1 Comment News

Congrats to Allison! We’ve also added a still for the show as well.

The long-running British TV drama “Shameless” is being adapted for Showtime with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum leading the cast.

The premium cable channel said Thursday it’s ordered 12 episodes of the series about a Chicago blue-collar family. The executive producers are the drama’s original creator, Paul Abbott, and John Wells, whose credits include “ER” and “The West Wing.”

Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) will have a recurring role.

Production begins late this summer. An air date was not announced.