Ricky Martin is the latest addition to the cast of Apple TV+'s upcoming series Mrs. American Pie. Based on Juliet McDaniel's novel of the same name, the ten-episode comedy follows a woman named Maxine Simmons as she tries to secure a spot in the exclusive world of Palm Beach high society in the 1970s. Martin, a Grammy-winning singer and Emmy-nominated actor, joins previously announced stars Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney, and Leslie Bibb.
The cancellation of long-running comedy Mom surprised a number of people, including series star Allison Janney. When Janney reacted to CBS' decision, she also expressed her gratitude, though she never explicitly revealed why the network pulled the plug. Despite this, the beloved actress has moved on to other movie and TV gigs. Now, a year after her CBS sitcom ended its run, the Emmy and Oscar winner has landed her first big TV role.
The Oscar and multi-Emmy winner is joining Wiig and Dern on the 10-episode Apple comedy Mrs. American Pie, based on Juliet McDaniel's novel of the same name. Mrs. American Pie revolves around Wiig's character's attempt to join Palm Beach's high society. Janney will play a full-time Palm Beach resident and member of the high society. The comedy asks the same questions that still baffle people today: "Who gets a seat at the table?," "How do you get a seat at the table?" and "What will you sacrifice to get there?" Mrs. American Pie marks Janney's return to series television after starring on CBS' Mom in a role that earned her six Emmy nominations and two statues.
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Allison Janney has officially joined Kristen Wiig for the upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series “Mrs. American Pie.”. The 62-year-old Oscar and Emmy winner was tapped to star alongside the “Saturday Night Live” alum in the series based on the novel by Juliet McDaniel and set in the early 1970s, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
Allison Janney has been cast as Evelyn in “Mrs. American Pie,” Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy series starring Kristen Wiig with Laura Dern executive producing and eyeing a key role. Evelyn is described as a full-time Palm Beach resident and member of the high society that Maxine Simmons...
Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer Went from Crushing on the 'Same Guy' to BFFs: 'We Liked Each Other Better!'
When Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney first met more than two decades ago through mutual friends, they were crushing on the same guy. "She didn't like me when she first met me," Janney told PEOPLE on set of her The Beautiful Issue photo shoot earlier this month. Added Spencer: "Well, I didn't realize we kind of were interested in the same guy! I mean, she's tall, statuesque and gorgeous."
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Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Allison Janney (The West Wing, The Help, I, Tonya, Mom) has signed on to join the cast of the sci-fi film True Love from writer and director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). She joins previously announced cast members John David Washington (BlackKklansman, Tenet), Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Eternals), Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, The Righteous Gemstones), and Benedict Wong (The Martian, Doctor Strange).
EXCLUSIVE: Allison Janney has rounded out the ensemble of New Regency’s upcoming film True Love, an original sci-fi project written and directed by multi-hyphenate filmmaker Gareth Edwards. She joins previously announced cast members John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Danny McBride and Benedict Wong. Kiri Hart will serve as a producer on the project along with Edwards. New Regency will produce and finance the film. Plot details are being kept under wraps other than it being a near-future sci-fi story. After directing the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One to worldwide success, Edwards had been developing several projects, wanting to make sure the next one was the right one before committing. He finally committed to that film last year, and once the package hit the market, New Regency jumped at the opportunity to work with him. Janney, who won an Oscar for her role as Tonya Harding’s mother in I, Tonya, hasn’t stopped staying busy, appearing in such films as Bombshell, Bad Education and Breaking News in Yuba County all while still starring in her hit show Mom. She is repped by Gersh, Thruline Entertainment and Nelson Davis.
Deadline has revealed that Academy Award-winning actress, Allison Janney, has signed on to join the cast of New Regency’s upcoming sci-fi feature, True Love. While little is known about the movie that will be written and directed by Gareth Edwards, we do know that the film will take place in a time not so far from our own. We can also presume that as it is coming from the director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it is bound to have some well-timed humor mixed with a dramatic and action-packed plot.
Allison Janney, 62, recently opened up about why she’s never been married or had kids on the Drew Barrymore Show. “I’d love to eventually find someone to share my life with, but if it doesn’t happen, I think I’ll be just fine,” the Mom actress explained.