Allison Janney on Her 'Mom' 'Family' with Anna Faris: We Support Each Other 'Through the Bumps in Life'

Allison Janney has Anna Faris's back — on camera and off.

Allison Janney has Anna Faris‘s back — on camera and off.

The seven-time Emmy winner opened up to PeopleTV about how she and the other women on their hit CBS show, Mom, support one another through good times and bad.

“We are a family there,” she said.

Janney said that when the cameras aren’t rolling, they are “hanging out at Stage 20 and gossiping and getting through the bumps in life.”

Faris, who plays Janney’s on-screen daughter on the show, is in the midst of a big “bump” of her own: She and husband Chris Pratt announced their separation last month after eight years of marriage.

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Dozens of A-listers have descended on Hollywood for TV’s biggest night, the 2017 Emmy Awards. Some of the biggest shows will be battling it out for the night’s top awards, including The Crown, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld for outstanding drama series and Atlanta, black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep for outstanding comedy series.

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Other big awards to watch include outstanding limited series (which pits Big Little Lies, The Night Of, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius and Fargo against one another) and the major acting categories like outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie and lead actor in a drama series.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

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