Allison Janney may be an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner, but recently she had a co-star struggle with the idea of kissing her for a scene.
The 61 year old Mother Star revealed that while the comedy is filming, the cast and crew are regularly screened for COVID-19.
“I get tested almost seven to eight times a week depending on whether I am going to do kiss scenes,” Janney shared Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel Live.
But he added that even before the global pandemic, he had some unusual requests for kiss scenes.
“Even before COVID, I had a scene partner that I had to kiss with and he had such a phobia of germs that he would put Neosporin on his lips and ask me to put it on mine as well before kissing me,” Janney said.
Janney noted that she didn’t know if Neosporin really prevented germs from spreading or not, adding: “I took it very personally. Where do you think I put my mouth? It made me a little nervous, but, you know, people are germaphobes. . “
After Kimmel guessed he was known for his Howie Mandel germ phobia, Janney laughed and replied, “No, it wasn’t Howie Mandel. I won’t say who it was.”
In addition to the kiss scenes, Janney is also dealing with the absence of her on-screen daughter, played by Anna Faris, in this season of Mother.
“I think I’ll miss more, to me, the relationship between Bonnie and Christy, although that will continue. But she will not be around. That is what I will miss,” Janney previously told ET.
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