Entertainment Movies Allison Janney Calls the Bird in 'I, Tonya' Her 'Favorite Animal Co-Star Ever' — Here's Why "He angered me a little. It was fun," Allison Janney said of her bird costar in I, Tonya By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 21, 2018 06:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email It took a bird to let Allison Janney‘s fury out of its cage. The I, Tonya star, who played Tonya Harding’s mom in the film about the controversial ice skater, called the live bird who she shared scenes with her “favorite animal co-star ever” on the 2018 SAG Awards red carpet Sunday — noting that she’s worked with at least a few non-human actors. “That bird? We fought hard for that screen time, and I was not going to let it take me down,” Janney, 58, said on The PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show. “I think in the end, he kind of gave my performance some fuel I didn’t know I had.” Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full SAG Awards coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night and watch PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and TNT’s official live red carpet show on your favorite streaming devices. She added, “He angered me a little. It was fun.” John Shearer/Getty RELATED VIDEO: SAG Awards 2018: Get Out, The Big Sick and Big Little Lies Score Nominations Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Golden Globes coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night. Harding’s mother, LaVona Golden, often had her bird on her shoulder when she did interviews in real life, so Janney’s character did the same. And after winning the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture at the Golden Globes, Janney gave the animal a shout-out in her acceptance speech. Neon; Steve Slocum/AP/REX/Shutterstock “Of course, I owe this all to a bird named ‘Little Man’ in Georgia,” she joked. To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website. Where to Stream the SAG Award-Nominated Movies and TV Shows The Mom star even toldTIME in November that bonding with Little Man on set has inspired her to think about getting a pet. “I’m thinking of getting a bird now,” Janney said. The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on both TNT and TBS starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and catch PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and TNT’s live red carpet show starting at 5:30 p.m. on PeopleTV — found on your favorite streaming devices.