Latest News • In ‘I, Tonya,’ Allison Janney Is An Olympic Mom Who Doesn’t Play By The Rules
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If you were alive in 1994, you probably remember hearing a lot about Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. A media frenzy erupted when Harding’s ex-husband was implicated in an attack on her chief competitor, Nancy Kerrigan. The movie I, Tonya explores Harding’s story, with special emphasis on her ferocious mom, LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney. It’s a role that screenwriter Steven Rogers wrote specifically for her.

“I said, ‘I’ve written this role for you and this time you’re going to play it,'” Rogers says, in a joint interview with Janney. “‘You have a bowl haircut, you have big sunglasses and a bird on your shoulder, and you swear like a linebacker. It’s perfect.'”

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New event photos added to the Admiring Allison Janney gallery from last night’s I, Tonya’ premiere.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2017 > 12-05: Premiere Of Neon And 30 West’s I, Tonya’

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When we first see Allison Janney in “I, Tonya,” she’s been transformed into the elderly LaVona Golden. Speaking straight to the camera, nearly unrecognizable, she’s wrinkled, sporting an awkward bowl cut, giant glasses, and a voluminous fur coat with an energetic bird sitting on her left shoulder, pecking at her oxygen tube. It’s Janney like you’ve never seen her. As Tonya Harding’s estranged, abusive mother, she’s foul-mouthed and indignant, and she makes it impossible to look away.

FULL INTERVIEW

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“I’ve sort of taken to numbing [myself] out, just looking at puppies,” Janney says with a grin. It’s not just her own three adopted dogs, although she obviously worships them; “My god. The way they greet me and love me, it’s just as simple as that,” she says. It’s the pups Janney sees online each day, too. Sitting on the couch next to me in Bustle’s studio, she pulls out her iPhone and opens Instagram, running through a handful of the animal-focused accounts — DogsBeingBasic, DoggosDoingThings, EsthertheWonderPig, and her personal favorite, BlackJaguarWhiteTiger — that she checks on the regular and now, she makes clear, she wants me to do the same. When I show her my own favorite account, WeRateDogs, her eyes widen with glee, and when I tell Janney she can submit her own dog to be “rated,” she practically jumps for joy. “These are the things that make us happy,” she says with a bemused shake of her head.

FULL INTERVIEW

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New event photos added to the Admiring Allison Janney gallery from the California Film Institute Premiere Of ‘I, Tonya’ last night.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2017 > 12-02: California Film Institute Premiere Of ‘I, Tonya

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New screencaps from Mom are added to the Admiring Allison Janney gallery.


Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Mom > Season 5 > 501 “Twinkle Lights and Grandma Shoes”
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Mom > Season 5 > 502 “Fish Town and Too Many Thank You’s”

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