Allison Janney won her first Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday night, sweeping the major awards shows with her unflinching portrayal of Tonya Harding's abusive mother in "I, Tonya". The actress and wife of the late Paul Newman was, in fact, the inspiration for the now Oscar victor to keep plugging along in Hollywood.
He'd known Janney for decades, since he met her at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater when he was only 17 (she's just a few years older than him), and had written parts for her before.
"I did it all by myself", she quipped. "I'm just happy to have a job to go to tomorrow, but this is extraordinary". "They really mentored me in a way that really made a difference in my life".
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Luckily for Janney, her good friend Steven Rogers wrote LaVona Golden's role specifically for Janney, "to show what I could do", she said.
"It's liberating to play a character like this and have such a transformation", Janney has said.
"I did not see this coming!"
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"This is for Hal", Janney said.
After attending Kenyon College, Ohio, where she was encouraged to act by Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward, she joined the Neighborhood Playhouse in NY, alongside her good friend Steven Rogers, who wrote the script for I, Tonya. "She's this quirky, odd woman with so much anger and so much resentment".
Making The West Wing, Janney relocated to California after years on the East Coast, but working on the show made her love life hard. And she found the nuance behind the steely exterior. What were her mother and father like? Five seasons in, Janney recently shot the hundredth episode ("a pretty big milestone"), but surely I, Tonya and this whirlwind awards season will change things for her now? What happened with each of her four husbands? Did she have her own dreams?
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