Fingers crossed for a stellar premiere for Mr. Sunshine tonight on ABC. The show stars Mathew Perry as manager of a San Diego sports arena owned by an out of control woman played by Allison Janney. Janney had us in stitches the other day talking about her role as Matthew’s boss, Crystal.
JANNEY SLAPPED MATTHEW PERRY FOR THE HECK OF IT:
“That was one of the funniest moments I’ve ever had. It wasn’t in the script that Crystal slaps him. His character was doing something that made me think, ‘That’s just wrong. I’m going to slap him.’
He just stopped, and he was like ‘You just slapped me. You just slapped me! Why did you slap me?’ He was so shocked and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know. I just felt like Crystal would slap you.’ Everyone laughed.
So, now he’s always slightly nervous working with me. He’s got that look in his eye of, ‘Oh, my God, what are you going to do?’ Sometimes I don’t know what I’m going to do either.”
ALLISON DOES WACKY WONDERFULLY:
“Crystal’s that kind of person who screams in church or does things that can be just so deliciously wrong. I wish I would be that kind of person who would just like get up and leave because I’m bored right now. You know, just be honest and say whatever’s on her mind. I love the possibilities of her that way.”