Anna Faris exits ‘Mom’ ahead of new season

Anna Faris quits the famous sitcom Mom just before the series’ 8th season. She played one of the two leads alongside Allison Janney.

After playing the role of Christy Plunkett for seven seasons, it looks like Anna Faris is finally ready to bid goodbye to one of her career’s best series called Mom, wherein she starred along with Allison Janney. This decision from her came just before the shooting of the eighth season of the show.

Anna Faris recalls her time on the show

While the show first aired in December 2012, it comes as quite a shocker to Anna’s fans as she decided to take an exit from the show after seven seasons, which lasted over seven years.

As reported by Castanet, Anna Faris stated that “the past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career. I’m so thankful to Chuck Lorre, the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”

One of the shows’ spokesmen also shared that before the show began, they were sure of casting only Anna Faris for the role and that they are proud of her stint in the show and all the beautiful stories that were shown through the series.

On behalf of the entire team, the spokesperson also wished Anna the best for her future endeavors and thanked her for Christy’s beautiful portrayal, the character of Faris.

Reason for quitting the show

The show had garnered eyeballs ever since it began, given the rapport between the two leads, Allison Janney and Anna Faris, who play mom and daughter. The sitcom dealt with alcoholism, drugs, and teen pregnancy, talking about the stigma yet dealing with it in a funny and light-hearted manner.

The show’s other lead, Allison Janney’s portrayal of Bonny Plunkett, got her two Emmys, and the show has won ten Emmys in total.

There are many speculations about the reasons for her leaving the show. These include focusing on her podcast called Unqualified or want to take on new opportunities by resuming her film career, given her many splendid performances in films like the Scary Movie franchise, Overboard among others.

Some even say that she has taken time off to spend time with her son Jack Pratt, who was born with her ex-husband Chris Pratt.

Image courtesy of Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

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