The role will not be recast says producers.
Anna Faris Exiting "Mom" Ahead of Season 8
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/18/2020|
I thought it was 1 or 2 years old. Never seen it, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/04/2020|
There have been eight seasons of a show called “Mom”?
Is there also a “Dad” and an “Auntie”?
There are way too many TV networks.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/04/2020|
Maybe they'll finally have her get her shit together and give her a happy ending. I'll miss her, but it could possibly continue with just Janney if she were still interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/04/2020|
An animal abusing cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/04/2020|
I love Anna Faris.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/04/2020|
I think I laughed at the show once.....it's hard to remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/04/2020|
The cast got too large after the third season. And once Fitchner joined the focus seemed more on Janney.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/04/2020|
To add... the only surprising thing is it doesn't seem they're giving her a send off episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/04/2020|
Chuck has Ashton on speed dial.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/04/2020|
I've never even heard of that show, and barely her.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/04/2020|
R1, I've never seen it either. Not one episode. I only posted the story because it popped up in my email as breaking entertainment news, so I figured some here might find it of interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/04/2020|
It would be nice if they let her character have a happy ending, like getting her dream job in another city. The irony is that Christy's life improved greatly once her kids moved out.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/04/2020|
Does anyone believe Anna Faris has "other projects" lined up?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/04/2020|
That ensemble cast is very good. They can continue. Faris's character has no place to go. She is about finished with law school, so no more room for Lucy and Ethel adventures with Alison Janney. Any of the other women are capable foils.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/04/2020|
Janney deserves a much better vehicle. I think I watched an episode of this show and found it rather unfunny. Granted, Lorre's sitcoms are always 22 minutes of the variations of the same 2-3 jokes repeated ad nauseam, but this felt like some flat-falling hybrid of what's basically Two And A Half Women and an earnest family drama a la Gilmore Girls. I'm really not sure who the target audience for such a show is.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/04/2020|
I really enjoy this show and think it's a little deeper than your average sitcom. I like that the two leads are addicts in recovery and, sometimes, they slip. It makes them flawed, real people. Taking Christy away doesn't sound ideal, but if they give her a good send off and a good reason to move away, it could work with Bonnie and co. The first season or two had Christy's children featured prominently and they rarely show up these days and no one seems to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/04/2020|
It made Christy seem like a deadbeat mom. Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy. Doris Day forgot about hers too.
It is weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/04/2020|
"Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy. Doris Day forgot about hers too."
What can one do? Sometimes there are no other options.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/04/2020|
I don’t do Chuck Lorre sitcoms.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/04/2020|
I've watched the whole run. I LIKE it. It's an easy watch when I'm cooking or washing up or folding clothes. You don't really have to watch it. Its like a radio play. Faris has withered to 2 sticks. She is obviously not well. Anorexic and something. Drugs, I guess. The show can have 2 more seasons. Its not very good but its comfort food.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/04/2020|
Some of you suffer with reading comprehension. She is just not coming back. NO SEND OFF with her acting. Written off.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/04/2020|
Christy did not forget about her kids. Because of drugs and alcohol she was a terrible mother to her kids. Her older child, a daughter, was bitterly resentful of the abuse she suffered from her addict mom. She cut her mother out of her life. It was interesting territory for a sitcom to cover. Christy had no choice with that one. The little boy went to live with his father who married money.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/04/2020|
[quote] Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy
It was Lucy’s “The Lucy Show” kids that Lucy forgot about. When the Lucy Carmichael character moved to LA, the daughter was forgotten, and the son sent off to boarding school.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/04/2020|
I love that Mom had the guts to tackle some really dark material from time to time and they did it in a really heartfelt way.
So, this means that the show will come back and someone will say something in the first episode like "gee, I know it's only been 2 weeks since Christy moved away, but I sure do miss her?" That's a little lame. You'd think they could at least get Faris back for a farewell episode. Something is fishy here.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/04/2020|
I'm available, Chuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/04/2020|
I probably watched like 3 seasons. Love Janney. Then forgot about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/04/2020|
Who’s leaving what?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/04/2020|
Octavia Spencer had an arc. She was good. It was funny. But the humor is often about desperation, too. I like to watch Fichtner. I know he's getting so old but I have a married horse-hung fuckbuddy who is a dead ringer for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/04/2020|
Christy tried her best to be a good mom especially in the first couple of seasons. She helped Violet throughout her teen pregnancy. Violet, who was a relatively mature character gave the baby up for adoption and went way downhill and blamed all her problems on Violet. She could never forgive her for her upbringing like Christy did Bonnie.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/04/2020|
Blamed all of her problems on Christy, I mean.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/04/2020|
"I'm available, Chuck.
Hey, good buddy. I'm available too! Let's do lunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/04/2020|
I hope they don't pump up the Kate Micucci character.
Bring back one of the big stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/04/2020|
Thank you, R36. I hope the producers read this thread.
They could easily move Christy out and move Patty in as Bonnie's new roommate. But, ugh. NOT a breath of fresh air.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/04/2020|
I like the fact that once Christy let her son go live with his father, a decision she initially had trouble with, her life improved. She put herself through school and into a career she really wanted. The son, who wanted to live with his dad, has a good life with a caring step-mom in a substantially better home. The daughter got sober and appears to be a functional human being who can support herself, and she handles her bitterness by pouring it into a podcast. So the perverse point of Mom is that breaking up Christy's nuclear family was the best thing for all of them. Which is why it would be nice if Christy had a happy ending - away from her kids. If Christy just has a mental breakdown or some other bad ending as her off-screen exit, it undercuts the whole anti-family premise.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/04/2020|
The son needs his mother too. Their conflicts should have been explored. They dropped the ball on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/04/2020|
It's not so much that they dropped the ball. Matt Jones played Baxter, Christy's ex and Roscoe's father. And Matt Jones got hired on another sitcom. That really puts him out of reach for MOM. That makes that story line difficult to access. Plus, Roscoe grew up. The kid is almost unrecognizable now.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/04/2020|
[quote]There have been eight seasons of a show called “Mom”?
Actually, there have only been SEVEN seasons. Season 8 is coming up.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/04/2020|
Damn, this show had me contemplating going to AA - seriously. They make it seem so normal being a drunk to stopping. Love the show. It's a shame they didn't come up with a number they could agree on. Everything in America is about money, so im guessing that was the issue
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/04/2020|
Poor Anna is a hot mess. I hope one of her “projects” is rehab. I wish her well, though. No snark.
The show is hamfisted, if you ask me. But the cast is quite good. It reminds me of later seasons of “Roseanne”.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/04/2020|
she has to stay home to take care of her pets!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/04/2020|
I'm surprised she made it as far as she did after being cut off from Chris Pratt's cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/04/2020|
It's not like she didn't experience that before they split. He hadn't even seen his dick for a while when he was fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/04/2020|
Is Faris a known druggie or boozer? I must have missed this.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/04/2020|
Eek. Yeah, she's not a well woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/04/2020|
My God! I had no idea. She looks pretty normal on the show. She looks like she hasn't eaten since COVID started.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/04/2020|
She looks awful
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/04/2020|
They'll have her run off with Will Sasso's character, Easy way to write them both off.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/04/2020|
Those rubbery features are great on a comedian, but fucking spooky on a junkie or drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/04/2020|
Well, that pretty much explains things.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/04/2020|
I t would be kind of funny if they just keep saying she's at work or at school.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/04/2020|
She looked great here.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/04/2020|
The pics must be quite old as she was still with a chunky Pratt.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/04/2020|
I would replace her with Rumer Willis. Someone younger and far more attractive. Here is a little gossip: Allison Janney is not a team player.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/04/2020|
Rumer Willis isn't far more attractive than anyone
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/04/2020|
Rumer Willis is lovely compared to Anna Faris. And she can sing. I hate that some ugly person with no talent like Liza Minneli could become a star back in the 1950s, but a beautiful young girl like Rumer is verzuz discriminated against just because her parents are superstars. Give the girl a chance!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/04/2020|
Thatstthe can-do spirit, 61! As a bulldog or buick, by putting her best face forward RW can plow through the rich material.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/04/2020|
Correct R62. Anna Faris could never do this!! Or look so great doing it. Rumor is amazing. ❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/04/2020|
Rumer even resembles a much more beautiful Allison Janney. She could play her other alcoholic daughter who left home and became a STAR on Broadway. Because of the pandemic, she is currently of work. What MOM needs is more musical numbers. From Rumer Willis. She's gorgeous and funny and talented and leggy and what a voice. She sounds like Amy Winehouse crossed with Gaga. She's better than both of them combined. Star of Broadway, winner of Dancing with The Stars, featured star on Empire and the Lion on the Masked Singer, Rumer is too big to co-star on mom. But she doesn't have a BIG head and that's what separates her from other Hollywood superstar children of superstars. Can we get a write in campaign going? Rumor has IT!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/04/2020|
I would love to be on a Chuck Lorre sitcom.
It runs five years. I live off residuals the rest of my life.
Retire with about 10 million? Yeah.
That'd be nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/04/2020|
Interesting about Allison Janney, R59. I’ve only ever heard positive things about her, and suspect her great industry reputation was a large factor in her undeserved Oscar win.
I will say, she is a very aggressive self-promoter. Not uncommon in her business, and not unwise for a 60-year-old character actress with unconventional looks, but I do find it slightly off-putting.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/04/2020|
I watch the show off/on, mostly reruns. I'll binge for a while, then will fall out of it. The characters start to get annoying after a while. I do think maybe they should've kept the son on and recast him. The daughter (and the pregnancy storyline) was insufferable, so getting rid of her was a positive thing.
R59 - Rumor Willis more attractive? Maybe than a greyhound.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/04/2020|
Fun Fact: Mimi Kennedy was in the running for the spot on SNL that ultimately went to Gilda Radner.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/04/2020|
Mimi and Jane Curtin were in the final running for the spot that went to Jane.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/04/2020|
You MUST be referring to the bus, R67.
Because the dogs are stunningly beautiful and lithe. Neither of which describes Rumer.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/04/2020|
Rumer brings out such jealousy in people. She's young beautiful rich and talented. Allison Janney insisted they cast someone ugly to play her daughter, that's how we got Faris. But Allison is not in charge anymore. Rumer will take over the spotlight, as CBS has big plans for an innovative musical drama for her in the near future. Rumer is a sweet and unaffected young woman and Janney would eat her up, but Kristen Johnson has her back. You heard it here first. Rumer will be the new daughter on Mom. A much younger and more beautiful daughter than Faris, of course. Who SINGS!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/04/2020|
IMO adding Kristen Johnson was the best idea the show had. Lovely actress and she can do physical comedy as good as Allyson Janney. At some point I thought she would replace Allyson who had quite a few movie hits while on the show and even received an Oscar (for Tonya).
However, I think it's difficult to replace the actual protagonist of the show which is Christy and believe the show keeps on going beyond further seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/04/2020|
Maybe Faris can join the Christy Minstrels or reboot Get Christie Love!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/04/2020|
Congratulations, R69. You are infinitely smarter than I shall ever be.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/04/2020|
Didn't Anna's ex just have a baby with his new wife? That might have been hard to take.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/05/2020|
I enjoyed the show's entire run, especially the story arc involving Christy's bio dad (Bonnie's ex). The ensemble cast is great, and they carry funny and sad storylines simultaneously.
To maintain the show's Mom theme, there needs to be a parent-child dynamic. Earlier in the show, Bonnie met her bio mom but she wasn't ready to forgive her. They can recast the role of Bonnie's mom and make her a regular. Then Bonnie and her mom can have a Dorothy-Sophia dynamic. They can just say that Christy was offered a lawyer job in another state, and the door would remain open for Christy / Anna to return.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/05/2020|
Faris has been bone thin for some time. Scary thin, actually. You can see it clearly on the show whenever her legs are shown. "Camera thin, camera ready" carried much too far.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/05/2020|
Farris' departure will probably be explained with a covid related type death. Something sudden and unexplainable. Plus, Mom knows how to make grief work. It would make sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/05/2020|
Rumer Willis is already in rehearsals. They have to uglier her up to look more like Janney. Armie Hammer knows how lovely Rumer is....
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/05/2020|
Are u some sort of lunatic R79? What are u babbling about in regards to Rumer Willis in a Mom thread?!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/05/2020|
I only watched early on and I really like them both and think Janey is very talented. But she also strikes me as potentially monstrous and after the Oscar win demanding a larger part of the pie and forcing an equal billing costar off the show. I don’t think was an Anna Ferris problem, I think this was a what Oscar winning actress Alison Janey wants problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/05/2020|
Janney has two long running series, does she not?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/05/2020|
I thought Bonnie's bio mom died... that's when she met her black half-brother, who also had an addiction problem.
If they need to bring in a child, Bonnie could be surprised to find out that she has a stepdaughter that her husband forgot to mention. Or a young woman could show up, claiming to be Bonnie's biological daughter that she gave up for adoption, which was Bonnie's dark secret.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/05/2020|
Maybe she could meet her black half brother's full black sister, played by Regina Hall?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/05/2020|
Give William Fichtner a sex change. Bonnie already did the lez-lez with Rosie O'Donnell so this could work. Fichtner's already there. All he has to do is come out trans and he could play the Ethel role to Bonnie's Lucy.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/05/2020|
While Anna Faris' character won't be recast
Writers will introduce an adorable new character in her place
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/05/2020|
Fuck me, now we have a Rumer Willis loon to contend with?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/06/2020|
No way did they just let her out of a hard-negotiated contract without there being more to it.
Especially interesting that this news was released at the start of Labor Day weekend, a take out the trash news day, when the show has known she was leaving since they started hiatus.
I wonder if she’d been driving the producers crazy for a while and maybe she petitioned to get out of her contract and they decided that between her being a pain in the ass and having a hefty per-show price tag, everyone would win if she moved on. But CBS would have been inclined to keep her—and they don’t like the precedent of an actor skipping out of a commitment—so there is more to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/06/2020|
r88 CBS doesn't produce the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/06/2020|
CBS licenses the show and, therefore, has a huge amount of say.
Most people don’t realize thIs, but the networks control casting. They provide lists of actors they consider acceptable for roles, which is why so much of the casting on these shows can be problematic. I imagine, though, that Chuck Lorre is able to wield a lot more power than most EPS.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/06/2020|
If only Susan Richardson was available....
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/06/2020|
I had a strong fondness for the show when I watched it. I always thought the balance of humor and drama was executed very well and Faris and Janney were excellent in their roles. Jaime Pressly was always hilarious and Kristin Johnson was a great addition as well. I've always had a love/hate relationship with alcohol, never really suffering any major problems as a result of my drinking, but also never really reaping any real benefits from it, and largely tiring of the whole drinking-as-entertainment thing. A lot of shows and movies from the early-2000s (even prior to that) glamorized alcohol consumption, particularly in the 00s (I feel SATC opened America up to middle-aged female bar-hopping as an acceptable activity). I always appreciated Mom's pushback against that previous presentation of drinking-as-entertainment in the media and addressing the problems that come with, not just alcoholism, but also drinking generally.
As for Faris, I've always loved her, even back when she did those stupid Scary Movie films. There's just something about her that's always attracted me to her as an actress (although it sounds like she's something of a basket case, which I never really knew). I haven't watched in a long time, but I really don't see how the show could continue on without her.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/08/2020|
She played Cameron Diaz in "Lost In Translation."
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/08/2020|
It seems like she is going through an illness of some kind.
I feel bad for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/08/2020|
Ashton Kutcher is the go to guy to replace someone on a Chuck Lorrie Sitcom. He could play a billionaire.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/08/2020|
Rumer was really good as Roxie Hart when she went into the Broadway "Chicago" for a couple of months.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/09/2020|
No job and now about to be homeless. Anna, you in danger gurl!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/09/2020|
"Ashton Kutcher is the go to guy to replace someone on a Chuck Lorrie Sitcom."
As a comedic actor, AK is awful.
Charlie Sheen may have been a drunk, but even on his worst drug/liquor addled days, he could run comedic rings around Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher can't act for shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/09/2020|
I'm telling you, it's gonna be Kate Micucci. Her character will have a relapse and and move in with Bonnie (Janney). I just hope she doesn't bring her kid with her. That would be an official Shark Jump.
The show needs somebody who is still struggling with addiction. All the other girls have had enough relapses. Patty (Micucci) fills that need.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/09/2020|
Please not patty.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/09/2020|
Last season's finale included a scene where Christy kissed another woman. The scene came out of nowhere. Maybe the actress didn't want to carry out a gay storyline.
It would be hypocritical to fire an addict from a sitcom about addiction recovery.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/09/2020|
I love Kate M. in the dark comedy "Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh"
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/09/2020|
Or Lorre noticed the same warning signals that he saw with Charlie Sheen and had a talk with Anna and they decided to part ways.
Anna seems like a mental mess. Pratt's dick must be magical or some kind of drug you can't quit.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/09/2020|
R103, gay men think everything is about dick
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/09/2020|
[quote] gay men think everything is about dick
It is usually. Most evil in this world comes from guys who think their dicks are not big enough. Or in your case, a lack of dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/09/2020|
Miucci's schtik is amusing for a few scenes, every few episodes (see: Raising Hope).
Maybe they planned to add her, and Faris said "fuck this."
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/09/2020|
Her delivery is too monotone for my taste. Initially enjoyed her on Big Bang, though. Initially.
Maybe Violet will take up drugs?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/09/2020|
Does it have to be drugs/alcohol? They could add Chrissy Metz or Gabby Sidibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/09/2020|
Too bad they killed off the other chick, Jodi played by Emily Osment. She could've get "adopted" by Bonnie.
Isn't Micucci way too busy to tie herself to one show? She's usually popping up everywhere, and she voices Velma on recent Scooby Doo projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/09/2020|
I’d like to think Lorre recognizes that she’s a supporting player who is effective in small doses. I certainly can’t see her at the center of the action.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/09/2020|
r105 probably has a dick the size of a peanut
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/09/2020|
r111 probably wishes his brain was as big as a peanut.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/09/2020|
r112 doesn't even have a brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/09/2020|
Hopefully y'all bitches don't write for "Mom" or season 8 will be its last.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/09/2020|
I for one hope they go over the top and dark having her slip up and binge drink and then drive plowing into a school bus full of children and leaving Alison Janey to sort through the aftermath in tears and humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/09/2020|
Anna did the movie May where she played a lesbian, so I'm sure the lesbian stuff wasn't a deal breaker.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/09/2020|
They'll probably have the wheelchair guy become a full blown alkie and his marriage with Bonnie completely disintegrates.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/09/2020|
I’ve haven’t seen a comment from Janney on her co-star’s departure.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/09/2020|
Susan Dey has suspiciously not yet commented either?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/09/2020|
They should retitle it to "The Alison Janney Show" and have Alison play her character's twin cousin.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/09/2020|
She dumped Chris Pratt and now leaving Mom. Clearly money means nothing to her. I have always loved her movies but the Christy character was getting annoying and playing fifth banana on what used to be her show must suck. Mom will be like Cheers when Shelley Long left, an opportunity for different SLs.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/09/2020|
If they feel they need a replacement they could always bring back the Violet character with an addiction, hopefully with a different actress though.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/09/2020|
Did she dump Pratt? Her weight loss suggests she was more devastated than he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/09/2020|
She's been anorexic for years before her marriage ended
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/09/2020|
Yeah, I think Violet is a decent actress but she’s not funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/09/2020|
What about Amanda Bynes?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/09/2020|
Violet is a pretty name.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/09/2020|
Why do the loserish old gay men like ugly white chicks so much? Answer: Because they get the guy!! Same excuse for the insane preference for Sandra Bullock over Julia Roberts on this old man site. Ancient white gays are weird. Anna Faris looks like she is always just about to suck up some snot from her runny nose. What a weak countenance to champion. Dumb. Bring on Rumer Willis.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/09/2020|
No one thinks Rumer Willis is attractive but you
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/09/2020|
[Quote] Why do the loserish old gay men like ugly white chicks so much?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/09/2020|
This guy's right. Rumer Willis is super fug. Revolting.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/09/2020|
Rumer could actually do a good Dusty Springfield, visually.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/12/2020|
I adore Anna and wanted to like Mom but the show just wasn't funny. Maybe much of that is my general revulsion to Chuck Lorre's brand of sitcom "comedy".
I hope it's not too late to regain her movie career. Loved in as the stoner who stole the original manuscript of the Communist Manifesto.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/12/2020|
R135 I think it’s hyperbole to say the whole network was affected. The production house maybe, but this isn’t shutting down CBS.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/12/2020|
I don’t thing that account is accurate. I’ve read that the producers have known since they went on hiatus earlier this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/12/2020|
I just saw a movie with her and Chris Evans on HBO. She always has that white trash thing going, even when the character isn't. They also had very little chemistry in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/12/2020|
Ana Faris makes Rumer Willis look like Miss Universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/12/2020|
R139 Demi Moore, drunk at 11 am.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/12/2020|
I'd be a nervous wreck in negotiations if I had my dream job -- which would be, actually, acting on a sitcom.
I've done a bunch of extra work on a few sitcoms and was even a 'regular' extra on two, doing about 7 or 8 episodes all in one season.
You get to see how it's all done. In a blue moon, you can get seen in a group reaction shot. I'd be so tempted to do it all for scale + 10% for my agent.
But if she felt she was worth more, then she should ask for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/12/2020|
R141 I'd be surprised if it was money. Wouldn't that have come up LAST year when she was renegotiating?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/12/2020|
Is this like when Nancy Mckeon didn't show up for the first two weeks of filming Facts of Life season 6, but then once the money was arranged, she was back on the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/12/2020|
R143 That girl WAS NOT going to take the bad without a major salary adjustment!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/12/2020|
She's under contract for the next season which she quit early. If it was a money issue, she will likely be losing some of her pay.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/12/2020|
The problem is right there in her name. Ana.
Rumer has it that a very talented Willis daughter will be brought in as a kid that Janney didn't remember giving birth to. A tall, younger girl who is beautiful and can sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/12/2020|
Of all the ridiculous things to come about in 2020 a Rumer Willis fan jockeying for her to replace Anna Faris on Mom has to be the strangest.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/12/2020|
Doesn't she pronounce her name as Onna?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/12/2020|
Rumer Willis is such a random person to be obsessed with, unless you work for her or are a relative.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/12/2020|
Not really. Gays often like the ducklings.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/12/2020|
Who isn't obsessed with Rumer Willis? She already has the part.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/12/2020|
Wouldn't it be a riot if Rumer Willis wound up being cast on "Mom" because of this board's Rumer Willis Loon? That would be hysterical!
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/12/2020|
Sara Rue will get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/12/2020|
Demi, we like you better when you're chasing younger cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/12/2020|
Heather Locklear to the rescue? But could she believably play an addict?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/12/2020|
LOL, just spotted this thread and had the same reaction as everyone else. There's a show called Mom? Starring Alison Janney? And it's entering its 8th season? WTF?
And yeah, the Rumer Willis troll is loony as shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/12/2020|
The Rumer troll's schtick is to pick be contrarian by picking a DL NONfave and raving about them in inappropriate places. He's the same guy who raves about Meghan's beauty on the View threads. Before Meghan, he raved about Candace, knowing full well that 99% of the users on this board find both Meghan and Candace repugnant.
This is how he gets his high. It's how he gets attention. Just block him. You won't miss a thing, because he will NEVER say anything interesting, useful, or meaningful.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/12/2020|
[quote] Just block him. You won't miss a thing, because he will NEVER say anything interesting, useful, or meaningful.
He'll probably say some things that are crazy and hilarious, though, which is why I will not block him.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/12/2020|
Parody posts are welcome, especially if they elicit outrage from people who don't get that the post is a parody.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/12/2020|
It was crazy and hilarious the first five times he did it. After that, it became too repetitive and tiresome. It's a waste of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/12/2020|
[quote]Christy did not forget about her kids. Because of drugs and alcohol she was a terrible mother to her kids. Her older child, a daughter, was bitterly resentful of the abuse she suffered from her addict mom. She cut her mother out of her life. It was interesting territory for a sitcom to cover. Christy had no choice with that one. The little boy went to live with his father who married money.
The children's departure was never stated clearly. I don't know what episodes you were watching which explained their departures. I do remember the daughter putting her baby up for adoption, then she went to work in Las Vegas. Violet came back, then reconnected with the baby's father Luke. I don't remember any sort of official departure for either child. It was as if both kids were 'poof' gone. Christy's children are no longer in the family photo which was shown in the opening sequence.
I found this info online, "Speaking about where Christy’s kids are now, some reports say that Violet and Roscoe made an appearance only till the second season of the show. The kids were also missing in the family portrait of Mom’s season 5 opening sequence. According to reports, the makers of the show have not given any official statement about what happened to the kids on Mom. Their last scene in the show was when Violet was going to live with Luke and Roscoe escaped to live with Baxter and his fiancée. After which, there have been no scenes of the two in the show."
The actor who portrayed Christy's ex-husband, Roscoe's father, is currently on Chuck Lorre's other CBS series BOB LOVES ABISHOLA. It was a given he'd be leaving. Yet, the idea that a mom would give up custody of her young son is absurd. There was no discussion of joint custody, Roscoe was gone. There were no phone calls either. Pretty damn ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/12/2020|
Those kids were history the minute Janney emerged as the lead/star of the show.
The last I remember seeing the daughter, she had a podcast that strictly talked about what a shitty mother Christy was, and wanted nothing to do with her. She was a total cunt, and a welcome subtraction from the cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/13/2020|
This stupid show and Grey's Anatomy are two of the shows I don't understand. Neither of them are worth watching and yet they've been on FOREVER.
Let's have something new please.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/13/2020|
Christy's relationship with her daughter, Violet, deteriorated over time. The daughter was resentful that Christy's alcoholism had negatively impacted her childhood. The daughter moved out (for the second time), and it looked like she was going to soften her stance towards Christy when she invited Christy to visit her and her boyfriend. When Christy arrived, she was stunned to learn that her daughter's boyfriend (or maybe husband?) was much older than her. She begrudgingly was accepting it because her daughter seemed happy with the stability. Then she offhandedly mentioned the baby Violet had given up for adoption. Violet had not told her partner about the adopted baby, and he was shocked to find out. Violet blamed Christy for the conflict that followed. Later, Christy learned that Violet had a podcast about what it was like growing up with an alcoholic. Christy practically begged forgiveness, but Violet made it clear she didn't want to have a relationship with Christy.
Then Roscoe's dad married a nice woman who happened to be rich, and Roscoe wanted to live with them. His dad and stepmom had a huge house with a pool, and Christy had an apartment that she shared with her mom. She had to let him go.
Like another poster above mentioned, it was a sad irony that Christy's kids rejected her after she managed to forgive her own mom for being a similarly bad parent.
There really wasn't any room for a Roscoe storyline. The Violet storyline would have been interesting to explore, but the show chose to carry out a very similar storyline for the older supporting character, Marjorie, whose adult son wants nothing to do with her even though she's now sober. I wasn't too disappointed by the disappearance of the kids, as their absence offered more air time for the excellent supporting cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/13/2020|
I sense a "Mom" Inconsistencies Thread in the near future...
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/13/2020|
I hated the daughter, so I wasn't sad to see her go. The son could've been aged to be a teenager, they could've had some funny stories with that. The storylines didn't necessarily have to center around Christy being a shitty parent. They did that with Violet and it was kind of tiresome.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/13/2020|
R162, the best known actress playing the Mom in Mom emerges as the lead of the show?
I think she always was....
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/13/2020|
Oh, okay, thanks R162 .
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/13/2020|
Yet no one seems to tire of Christy's whining about Bonnie, R164. I love that Violet gave Christy a taste of her own bitterness.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/13/2020|
There was a whole episode about Christy letting her son go live with his father and his wife. She initially said hell no, but realized that the kid wanted it, so she later said yes. They joked about the boy not having to sleep in a closet anymore. There was a later episode, where the kid got into his father's pot, which he and a friend used when they were in a jacuzzi., and then Baxter and Candace walked in on them. What Candace didn't know was that the kid got into his father's stash. I seem to recall Baxter begging Christy not to tell Candace it was his pot, and she went along with that. The boy was disciplined (can't remember what it was) and all of the adults agreed on how to handle it.
After Violet broke up with her professor boyfriend, she went on a drinking binge. Christy and Bonnie talked about how to handle it - I think they were going to throw Violet out for her own good - but then Violet showed up and chirpily announced she was going to Tahoe (?) with a friend to be a cocktail waitress. A couple of seasons later, Christy was in college and a fellow student discussed a podcast about the worst mom ever. Christy found out that Violet was doing the podcast, and Bonnie admitted that she already knew about it, because she and Violet had stayed in touch through phone calls. Christy agreed to do a podcast with Violet. She visited Violet's apartment, they did the podcast with Christy admitting that Violet's outrageous stories were true, and after the podcast, Violet said it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be. But they didn't make up. Christy apologized again and then exited Violet's life. This is reminiscent of the first season - Christy told Marjorie's estranged son that Marjorie had cancer, and the son still didn't want anything to do with his mother.
That's why this show is subversive - the women put their lives back together, but after years of abuse, their children or loved ones don't come back. Bonnie coming back into Christy's life is an exception, not the rule.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/13/2020|
[quote]Christy's relationship with her daughter, Violet, deteriorated over time. The daughter was resentful that Christy's alcoholism had negatively impacted her childhood. The daughter moved out (for the second time), and it looked like she was going to soften her stance towards Christy when she invited Christy to visit her and her boyfriend. When Christy arrived, she was stunned to learn that her daughter's boyfriend (or maybe husband?) was much older than her. She begrudgingly was accepting it because her daughter seemed happy with the stability. Then she offhandedly mentioned the baby Violet had given up for adoption. Violet had not told her partner about the adopted baby, and he was shocked to find out. Violet blamed Christy for the conflict that followed. Later, Christy learned that Violet had a podcast about what it was like growing up with an alcoholic. Christy practically begged forgiveness, but Violet made it clear she didn't want to have a relationship with Christy. Then Roscoe's dad married a nice woman who happened to be rich, and Roscoe wanted to live with them. His dad and stepmom had a huge house with a pool, and Christy had an apartment that she shared with her mom. She had to let him go. Like another poster above mentioned, it was a sad irony that Christy's kids rejected her after she managed to forgive her own mom for being a similarly bad parent. There really wasn't any room for a Roscoe storyline. The Violet storyline would have been interesting to explore, but the show chose to carry out a very similar storyline for the older supporting character, Marjorie, whose adult son wants nothing to do with her even though she's now sober. I wasn't too disappointed by the disappearance of the kids, as their absence offered more air time for the excellent supporting cast.
The older guy Violet lived with was played the excellent comedian/actor David Krumholtz, Yes, his character was much older, they did split and from what I remember, Violet re-connected with Luke the father of her baby and her high school BF. You're talking about a storyline which ended quite quickly. Neither Christy or Krumholitz characters mom (Linda Lavin) approved of the relationship.
Roscoe's dad Baxter's new wife Candace was not a nice woman. She was a wealthy rude control freak. I like the actress who portrays her, she played Bertha's pregnant daughter on "Two and Half Men" and she's been on many other sitcoms. Her character on this series was awful, she never wasted one minute reminding Christy she was better than her. She was always reminding Christy how RICH she was. Giving Roscoe material things doesn't make this character a better mother. What this rich woman saw in Christy's ex-husband, a pothead and a car salesman, who the hell knows.
I honestly don't buy that Christy has no contact whatsoever with her son. That doesn't happen in real life. She wasn't a super bad mother to him, she didn't beat him etc, she doesn't have any reason to complete lose contact with the boy. Even if Roscoe left the state, or country, to live with his father and step-mom, that's what phones are for. Have at least one aspect of the son's departure be somewhat real.
Basically the inconsistencies in this series are super annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/13/2020|
You know who's super?
❤️ Rumer Willis
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/13/2020|
Did they say she never talks to him, R171? I'm inconsistent with watching the show, maybe she keeps in contact off camera? Did the ex move away? That would be weirder, that the kid lives nearby and she never sees him. If he lives elsewhere, I think that's how they might write her out. She took a job and moved to live closer to her son.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/13/2020|
Okay, I’m coming around on the Rumer Willis troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/13/2020|
R174 Hi Bruce
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/13/2020|
R175 Yippee Ki yay
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/13/2020|
Speaking of sitcom recasting, I just read that the role of the younger daughter on "American Housewife," which has been played by the girl who was in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", is being recast with the girl who played the younger daughter on "Life in Pieces."
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/13/2020|
Candace was a bitch because her father (played by Harry Hamlin) was always putting her down. She desperately wanted his approval but never got it.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/14/2020|
[quote]Candace was a bitch because her father (played by Harry Hamlin) was always putting her down. She desperately wanted his approval but never got it.
IIRC, Candace's rich father dated Christy.
Some of the MOM storylines are just ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/14/2020|
Ana Farris could easily pass for 60 years old. Harry Hamlin is too handsome to date her in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/14/2020|
[quote]IIRC, Candace's rich father dated Christy.
And Adam's rich brother (Steven Weber) did as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/14/2020|
Fichtner and Weber look like they could really be brothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/14/2020|
That's because they are brothers. Everything in H'wood is 100% real, don'tcha know.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||10/18/2020|
Rumer's come hither looks have ensared men from Zac Efron and Aaron Carter to Armie Hammer. It's rumored that she has set her sights on Henry Cavill and Colton Haynes. (Ssssh!)
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/18/2020|