Allison Janney Is Back at Home w/ Mom & Dad

NOW I AM SO HAPPY TO BE JOINEDBY OUR NEXT GUEST, ONE MUCH OUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PEOPLE HERE ONTHE SHOW.

SHE HAS S A MULTIPLE EMMY AND OSCONSIDER WINNER FROM AND STARS IN BAD EDUCATION JOINING US FROMDAYTON, OHIO.

WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE ALLISONJANNEY HERE.

HOW ARE YOU, ALLISON.

>> MWAH, JAMES, ALL THE BETHE—- BETTER FOR SEEING YOU, MY DEAR.

>> James: HOW IS IT DOING.

ARE YOU IN OHIO.

HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, WHY DID YOU MIND UP HERE.

>> I DIDN'T EXPECT TO BE HERE ASLONG AS HAVE I BEEN HERE.

BUT I GOT HERE RIGHT BEFORE THECOVID CRISIS BLEW UP.

>> James: SURE.

>> I JUST MADE THE DECISION TOSTAY, AS MY PARENTS R YOU MET MY FATHER.

>> James: I DID.

>> I JUST DECIDED TO STAY ANDTAKE CARE OF THEM BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU KNOW, THEY HAVEUNDERLYING ISSUES, BEING THEIR AGE.

I THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT, I WILLTAKE CARE OF THEM.

SO I DECIDED TO STAY AND I HADNO IDEA I WAS GOING TO BE HERE THIS LONG.

BUT I'M GOING TO STAY HERE ASLONG AS IT TAKES TO SEE THEM THROUGH THIS.

>> James: SO HOW MANY CLOTHESDID YOU ARRIVE WITH? >> LIKE IF YOU THOUGHT WERE YOUGOING FOR A MOMENT.

>> I AM WEARING PROBABLY THESAME CLOTHES THAT I FLEW HERE IN.

I DIDN'T BRING A LOT OF CLOTHES.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, DURING THISTIME, IT IS OKAY.

I'VE GOT THREE PAIRS OF SWEATPANTS.

I HAVE BEEN WEARING A LOT OF MYMOTHER'S CARDIGANS AND SOME OF HER TURTLE NECKS.

AND I JUST ACTUALLY DON'T EVENCARE WHAT I AM WEARING.

IT DOESN'T MATTER, AND MYPARENTS DON'T SEEM TO CARE.

THEY HAVEN'T KICKED ME OUT OFTHE HOUSE YET.

WE HAVEN'T SPENT THIS MUCH TIMETOGETHER SINCE LITERALLY I WAS IN TENTH GRADE.

>> James: SO HOW ARE PEOPLEREACTING TO YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO A– IF ARE YOU GOING TO ASTORE TO GRAB FOOD OR SUPPLIES OR ANYTHING, WHAT DO PEOPLE DOWHEN THEY SEE MULTIPLE EMMY AND OSCAR WINNING ACTORS, ALLISONJANNEY, DAYTON OHIO.

>> THEY DON'T SEE ME, JAMES.

BALLS I GO OUT WITH A HAT.

AND MY SUNGLASSES AND A MASK.

THIS IS MY CURRENT MASK THAT IWAS SENT IN THE MAIL BY SOMEONE, A PERSON, I HAD NO IDEA WHO ITWAS, IT JUST CAME.

>> James: OH WOW.

THAT IS THE MASK YOU WEAR OUT OHMY GOODNESS ME.

NO, I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE ALL OFIF.

I REALLY CAN.

>> AND MY GLASSES, MY GLASSESFOG UP EVERY TIME.

>> James: YEAH, I SEE.

>> SO NO ONE KNOWS WHO I AM.

IT IS PROBABLY HEAVEN FORSOMEONE LIKE BEYONCE, TO GO OUT, NO ONE KNOWS WHO ANYONE IS WITHTHE MASKS ON, RIGHT? >> James: LET ME SAY, THIS ISTHE LONGEST YOU HAVE BEEN IN YOUR HOME SINCE YOU WERE IN10th GRADE.

SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PASSTHE TIME, YOU AND YOUR PARENTS? >> WELL, OKAY, LET ME JUST SAYSOMETHING BEFORE, A CAR AT, IF YOU WILL, TO ANYONE OUT THERELISTENING WHO KNOWS MY MOTHER.

IF YOU TELL HER WHAT I AM ABOUTTO SAY, I WILL NEVER– AGAIN, MY FATHER DERG AND RI COVERTLYMARIE KONDOING MY MOTHER'S HOUSE.

LET'S JUST SAY MY MOTHER IS ACOLLECTOR.

>> James: THAT IS A VERY NICEWAY OF SAYING.

>> DON'T SAY IT.

>> James: I WON'T, SHE'S ACOLLECTOR.

>> YEAH.

MY MOTHER IS ONE OF THE MOSESGENEROUS PEOPLE IN THE PLANET, SHE BUYS GIFTS FOR EVERYBODY.

MOSTLY I FOUND TEA TOILS THEREARE PROBABLY 500 TEA TOWELS THAT I HAVE COLLECTED IN EVERYDRAWER, EVERY ROOM, YOU MAY GET ONE, I MAY FIND ONE FOR YOU.

>> James: I WOULD LOVE ONE.

>> BUT THEN THERE ARE A LOT OFTHINGS GROCERY LISTS FROM 19712 AND SHE DOESN'T WANT THEM THROWNOUT FOR SOMEWHERE.

BUT ANY WAY, I DECIDED THAT THEYNEED TO GO.

>> James: SO HOW COVERTLY AREYOU GETTING THESE THINGS OUT OF THE HOUSE? >> WELL, MY DAD AND I ARE– WEOPERATE AS A TEAM.

I'M LIKE DAD, I WILL DISTRACTHER WITH ACTING OR ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE, THIS YOU SNEAKOUT AND GO AROUND THE BACK SO SHE DOESN'T SEE YOU, AND HEPULLS THE TAHOE UP TO THE GARAGE AND LIFTS IT UP AND LOAD IT UPWITH STUFF THAT SHE DOESN'T REALLY NEED.

AND ANYWAY.

>> James: SO HOW MANY TRIPSHAVE YOU DONE SO FAR.

HOW MUCH.

>> MY DAD LOVES TAKING IT TO THEDUMP, A DUMP TRIP IS LIKE HIS FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD.

SO TO THE DUMP AND GET RID OFSTUFF.

AND I LOVE GOING TO THE DUMPWITH HIM.

AND I THINK I CAN SAY SAFELYTHAT I HAVE BEEN TO THE DUMP AT LEAST 25 TIMES SINCE I HAVE BEENIN DAYTON, OHIO.

>> James: OH WOW, I AM MOSTSTRUCK ABOUT ALL OF THIS, THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS LEVEL OFREMOVAL FROM THE HOUSE BUT THE QUHIK ENLAMP– CHICKEN LAMP MADETHE CUT AND STAYED BECAUSE.

>> THAT'S A COCK LAMP.

>> James: I DON'T KNOW IF YOUARE ABLE TO SAY THAT ON CBS.

>> BUT IT IS A COCK.

>> James: I CAN SEE YOUR COCKLAMP.

HERE IS THE THING, HAVE I NEVERBEEN LOOKING AT A LAMP BEFORE AND THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT THISLAMP IS MISSING, A COCKEREL JUST AND THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT THISLAMP IS MISSING, A COCKEREL JUST STROLLING BY.

>> IT IS A MATE IN MY BEDROOM.

>> HAVE I A PAIR OF COCKS AND IAM TAKING THEM HOME WITH ME.

I LOVE MY COCKS.

THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.

>> James: MY THING IS THAT ATSOME POINT SOMEBODY MADE THIS LAMP AND SHOWED IT TO A FRIENDAND SAID YOU KNOW THAT THING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON, YOU KNOWHAVE I BEEN WORK ON THAT LAMP AND THEY GO, COME SEE IT ANDTHEY GO HEY, IT'S A LAMP WITH A COCKEEL STROLLING BASS IT.

>> ST A ROOSTER RIGHT, ROOSTERAND A COCK, IS IT THE SAME THING.

>> James: I THINK CBS WOULD BEMUCH HAPPIER– HAPPIER WITH US CALLING IT A ROOSTER.

>> ARE THEY THE SAME THING.

>> James: I DON'T THINK THEYARE.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF YOUDTSED– THE CANON UP THERE WITH THE COCK.

>> James: BECAUSE YOU CAN'THAVE A COCK WITHOUT A CANON.

>> HEY JAMES, YOU KNOW I USED TOBE A FIGURE SKATER.

>> James: I DO KNOW, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

>> ST IN MY CHILDHOOD ROOM, THISLOVELY– .

>> James: WOW.

>> OH [BLEEP]>> James: YOU DIDN'T.

>> IT'S NOT BROKEN, IS IT? >> IT'S NOT.

>> James: OH MY GOSH, HOW OLDWERE YOU WHEN YOU HAD THAT IN YOUR ROOM? >> WELL, UP UNTIL I WAS 17, SO IPROBABLY HAD THIS IN MY ROOM FROM LIKE 14 TO 16 OR SOMEWHEREIN THERE, YOU KNOW.

>> James: ONE DID YOU THINKONE DAY I WILL WIN AN OSCAR.

>> NO, I THOUGHT I WOULD WIN AGOLD MEDAL, I THOUGHT I WOULD GO TO THE OLYMPICS.

THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT.

>> James: THAT WILL DRO.

NOW I WANT TO TALK TO YOU, BECAUSE WE HAD STANLEY TUCCI ON OUR SHOW LAST WEEK, EBB MADE AMARTYN.

HE WAS IN LONDON, I WAS HERE, AND MY FIRST EVER MARTINI TOGETHER.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT STANLEYTUCH SI INCREDIBLY INFLUENTIAL IN THE START OF YOUR CAREER.

IS THIS RIGHT? >> OH, TOTALLY.

I– STANLEY TUCCI AND I DID THISPLAY CALLED FAT MEN WEARING SKIRTS.

WITH MORRISA TOMEI RIGHT AFTERSHE HAD WON HER OSCAR.

AND MATT McGRAPH.

AND MIKE NIK OLS CAME TO SEATPLAY AND THEN HE CAST ME IN PRIMARY COLORS AND PRIMARYCOLORS, AND– IT IS A CASCADING SERIES OF EVENTS THAT HAPPENEDBECAUSE STANLEY PUT ME IN BIG NIGHTS, IN HIS MOVIE.

AND THEN THINGS STARTEDHAPPENING.

I OWE MY CAREER TO STANLEY TUCCIAND HOWARD STERN.

I THINK HE WOULD BE UPSET IF IDIDN'T SAY HOWARD STERN BECAUSE I DID– HOWARD IS ALWAYSCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY CAREER.

>> James: DIDN'T STANLEY TUCCIGIVE YOU A PEP TALK BEFORE YOU WALKED OUT ON STAGE.

>> HE DID.

I DON'T KNOW HOW HE KNEW THAT IWAS THAT KIND OF ACTOR.

BUT I ALWAYS– I SAID STANLEY, SAY THE THING, SAY THE THING.

HE WOULD GO YOU ARE A TERRIBLEACTRESS.

GO OUT THERE AND STINK UP THEPLACE LIKE I KNOW YOU CAN.

AND I JUST, IT FILLED ME WITH KFDENSZ.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

I'M FUNNY THAT WAY.

BUT IF SOMEONE SAYS YOU'RETERRIBLE AND CAN'T DO SOMETHING, I'M LIKE OH YEAH, — OH YEAH, WATCH ME.

>> James: HE ALSO HAS A GIFTOF BEING ABLE TO SAY ANYTHING AND IT– ON IT.

>> HE DOES, AS HE KNEW, YOU HAVETHAT SAME QUALITY.

>> James: WELL.

>> JRS I DO WITH AN EDIT.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT BADEDUCATION.

I'M A REAL FAN OF THIS FIM.

FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T CAUGHT ITYET ON HBO, EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS ABOUT AND WHO YOU PLAY.

>> I PLAY THE ASSISTANTSUPERINTENDENT OF BUSINESS AT THE ROSSALIND SCHOOL DISTRICT, BASED ON A TRUE STORY THAT WAS ONE MUCH THE LARGEST SCHOOLSCANDALS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, I THINK.

AND IT TOOK PLACE IN 2002 ORSOMETHING IN LONG ISLAND AND MY CHARACTER AND THE OTHERCHARACTER HUGH JACKMAN WHO WAS THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT OF THESCHOOL DISTRICT, TOGETHER WE EMBEZZLED OVER 11 MILLIONDOLLARS.

AND IT IS FASCINATING.

THESE CHARACTERS WERE BELOVED INTHE COMMUNITY.

AND YET UNDERNEATH IT THEY JUST, THEY ARE COMPLICATED AND THEY MADE DECISIONS THAT WERE MORALLYNOT IN LINE WITH WHO THEY WERE, WHO THEY WERE PERCEIVED TO BE ASPEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND IT IS FASCINATING WATCHINGTHAT STORY UNFOLD.

IT WAS FUN WORKING WITH HUGH FORME AND ALL THE ACTORS IN THE MOVIE.

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