World News – US – Allison Janney and Jaime Pressly on Anna Faris’ exit from mom: ‘It’s a huge loss’


CBS sitcom season 8 premieres Thursday

Allison Janney and fellow mom star Jaime Pressly discuss Anna Faris’ exit from the CBS sitcom ahead of the Season 8 premiere this week

Janney, who plays Bonnie, the mother of Christy de Faris, told Entertainment Tonight her departure was « a huge loss »

« It’s a huge loss for the show not to have Anna because she was involved in creating a character, Christy that everyone fell in love with, who was so sweet and warm and gullible and funny and we will miss her so much, ”said Janney, 60

She continued, « I think it’s the relationship between Bonnie and Christy that I will miss the most, although it will continue But she won’t be around This is what I’m going to miss »

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Pressley, who plays Jill Kendall, said that with Faris’ absence and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, « it’s a whole different set right now »

“But I want to say I feel like she’s still around because we talk about the character all the time,” continued Pressly, 43, “And [Janney’s] character calls her out. always or vice versa We always hear the name, we always talk about her She hasn’t gone as far as we are concerned, and we’ve all spent so much time together over the years and we love and support each other and we all want to be happy for each other, so we are happy for her and we miss her no matter what « 

Janney also teased that the new season, which premieres on Thursday, will further highlight Bonnie’s relationship with her husband, Adam (William Fichtner)

« It’s really fun because Adam, Bonnie’s husband, we find that we have more time to discover our relationship and that we love each other very much, » the actress said. « In fact, we think we’re so good at being in a relationship that we decide we can give advice to other people in relationships »

« This is a show that everyone still needs because it’s a show about positivity, hope and relationships We are so grateful that we can keep telling stories about these amazing women and all of them. ‘leaning on each other, and helping each other overcome whatever life throws at them, « Janney added later. » Women who all strive to be the best version of themselves and who try to do this during their recovery « 

Faris, 43, announced last month that she will not be returning to mom after playing one of the main characters for seven seasons

« The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most rewarding and rewarding of my career. I am so grateful to Chuck, the writers and my amazing cast mates for creating a truly wonderful work experience « She said in a statement at the time « While my journey as Christy is coming to an end, allowing me to seize new opportunities, I will be watching next season and cheering on my TV family »

A source close to the show told PEOPLE at the time that Faris’ decision to quit the hit sitcom came as a shock to his family

« It was a surprise to hear that Anna was leaving, » the source said. « None of us are happy »

A week later, Janney posted a behind-the-scenes video of her first day on the Season 8 set.In the short clip, she shared a glimpse of how the cast and crew are keeping each other safe in the midst of the pandemic with extra precautions

« Hi everyone, we’re all back at mom’s house It’s our first day with the new COVID protocol, » she said, wearing a face mask. « Everyone’s here and it’s a all new territory, but we’re excited that Season 8 is starting « 

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