Mom’s abrupt cancellation shocked many, including series star Allison Janney. Since wrapping on the show, the actress has set her sights on moving on to other projects. But as with any television production, Janney managed to get her hands on some key items. Just recently, the Oscar winner revealed the props she snagged from the set of the hit CBS sitcom after she wrapped.
Allison Janney is one of the luckiest people in Hollywood to have two beloved series under her belt. Having gone through a hit series ending before, the star knew how to proceed when it came to taking props and wasted no time grabbing a few mementos after Mom wrapped up its final season. The actress said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:
No one knew I was wearing a wig. And I come in for this season of Mom, and the producers see me like this [with grey hair], and they're like, 'What have you done?! You should've asked us before you did this to your hair!' And I'm like, 'Guys, I've been wearing a wig since season one, but nobody knew it.' Everyone in the world knows it now. So that wig is coming with me and a few pairs of sweatpants because my character, Bonnie, loved to be comfortable, as does Allison Janney, so I took a lot of sweatpants and made off with them.
With her work on Mom now finished, it was fitting that Allison Janney took some things from the set. I mean it’s a Hollywood tradition to take a memento or two once production has wrapped. Plus, the items she mentioned can be used in her daily life as well. Who doesn't love a few good pairs of sweatpants? But the big news was that not even the producers know the Oscar winner had been wearing a wig since the beginning of the series. I guess being busy with the daily operations of a sitcom doesn’t give you time to notice the smaller things. Though it's funny that it took her colleagues eight seasons to actually figure it out.
Just like Mom fans, Allison Janney has been honest regarding her thoughts on the series’ cancellation. Whether it be through social media or through television interviews, the Mom star has been open about her feelings about the sudden cancellation. While she mostly seems to be at peace with it, her past comments do seem to indicate that she was indeed shocked at the show's cancellation.
Still, the actress is charging on. During her Tonight Show appearance, Allison Janney also revealed that she's preparing for her next project – an action thriller. The Oscar winner talked about preparing two hours a day with a trainer to become a female assassin for the upcoming film. Janney appears to be thrilled about the next phase of her career. As she pointed out in the interview, she always manages to switch things up after a major project, and that’s the one thing viewers can always count on from her.
Knowing Allison Janney snatched up some props makes Mom’s cancellation sting a little less. Look at it this way, fans could see Janney sporting either the wig or sweatpants in a photo (or in public) someday. Viewers will get to say goodbye to the actress and the cast when the sitcom's final episode airs May 13 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.