Allison Janney is poised to win her first Golden Globe this weekend, due to her uncompromising efficiency as Tonya Harding’s mom in “I, Tonya.” Perhaps now folks will acknowledge her.
Regardless of being 6 toes tall and having received seven Emmys throughout a profession spanning 30 years, Janney tells us that she goes unnoticed on the road.
“I’ll go to a restaurant and the waitress will go, ‘I really feel like I do know you. Do you eat right here lots?’” she advised us on the Carney Awards in Los Angeles.
Janney could also be finest identified for her seven-year stint as C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing,” which went off the air in 2006. The 58-year-old star thanks being “a personality actor” for her relative anonymity and tells us that even when she is acknowledged, folks can’t put their finger on the place they noticed her.
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“Folks will come as much as you ask, ‘What did I see you in?’ and so they need you to checklist your resume,” she mentioned. “It’s humorous. Lots of people don’t watch TV or they know me from theater. I nonetheless like I’m comparatively unrecognizable.”
It’s even higher for Janney when she goes abroad.
“I used to be simply in Scotland and England,” she mentioned. “I walked round with a cloak of anonymity. It was incredible.”
Nobody has ever mistaken Janney for a Mom of the 12 months candidate. And Golden Globe or not, she doesn’t count on to be requested for parenting ideas by filmgoers who see her enjoying Harding’s mom LaVona Golden.
“No, I’ve by no means been requested about stuff like that,” she mentioned. “Nobody has ever come to me for recommendations on being a very good mom. None of my characters are nice moms.”
However Janney does have a mushy spot for the Bonnie Plunkett character she performs on the sitcom “Mother,” which returns to CBS on Nov. 2. That position has thus far led to a pair of Emmys for Janney.
“Bonnie has a giant coronary heart,” she mentioned.
With James Desborough, Brian Niemietz