Anna Faris’ Exit From ‘Mom’ Was “Sudden” and “Unwelcome”
After Anna Faris abruptly left Mom, the CBS sitcom she had starred in for seven seasons, final week, a supply near the present is talking up about her stunning exit. Based on People, Faris’ resolution to go away Mother was an entire shock to these engaged on the present.
Faris formally left the present Sept. 4, solely days earlier than manufacturing was set to start on Season 8. “It was a shock to listen to that Anna was leaving. None of us are comfortable about that,” a supply informed the outlet, including, “It was sudden and unwelcome, and it left your complete community scrambling. This isn’t an excellent factor in any respect.”
The actress has starred on the sitcom because it first premiered in 2013, enjoying a single mother named Christy who’s reunited together with her dysfunction mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), when she least expects it. The collection has remained one of many prime TV comedies amongst whole viewers, and Faris’ exit comes proper in the midst of a two-year contract she signed with the present in 2019.
“Mother has been certainly one of CBS is extra worthwhile scripted reveals, in a really difficult financial time,” the supply mentioned. “And now one of many leads is gone. It’s truly a nightmare. Nobody needed this.”
When she first introduced she was leaving Mother, Faris thanked her coworkers for “a very great work expertise” on the collection. “The previous seven years on Mother have been a few of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my profession,” Faris mentioned. “I’m so grateful to Chuck, the writers, and my superb castmates for creating a very great work expertise. Whereas my journey as Christy has come to an finish, permitting me to pursue new alternatives, I’ll be watching subsequent season and rooting for my TV household.”
Though certainly one of Mother‘s two leads is departing, the present will go on for Season Eight and Faris’ character shall be written out of the present. Final 12 months, the collection was renewed for 2 extra seasons, bringing it as much as Season 8, however we’ll have to attend and see if Mother will proceed on with out its lead for a attainable Season 9.