Anna Faris Confirmed Shes Leaving “Mom” And Fans Are Not Happy – BuzzFeed

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After seven seasons, Anna Faris is leaving her starring role on Mom.

Me, vehemently rejecting this news:

The series follows Christy, a single mother who — after struggling with drug and alcohol addiction — moves to Napa for a fresh start at the same time her teenage daughter becomes pregnant, and her estranged mother, who is also in recovery (played by Allison Janney), comes back into her life.

In a statement shared with Variety, the 43-year-old said, “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,” she concluded.

Season 8 is scheduled to resume filming later this month and Christy’s absence will reportedly be explained in the premiere.


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The CBS sitcom has been nominated for Golden Globes and Emmy awards numerous times, with Allison Janney winning the latter for Outstanding Supporting Actress in both 2014 and 2015.

“From the inception of Mom, Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy,” CBS stated. “We are so proud of the stories we have been able to tell during Anna’s seven years with us. We wish Anna all the best, and we thank her for her beautiful portrayal.”


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Fans were devastated by the news:

Anna Faris leaving ‘Mom’ ahead of new season. I’m devastated 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/WGjw0aWz4B

10:39 PM – 04 Sep 2020

@MomCBS omg! I just hear! ANNA FARIS IS LEAVING “MOM”! Say it ain’t so! She is half the show!!! Please don’t go Anna! There are other ways to do other projects while on the show! Take a break? Don’t leave!! Each actor is so crucial to the show! But Anna and Allison’s chemistry!!!

12:06 AM – 05 Sep 2020

No word yet on how she’ll be written off the show, but keeping my fingers crossed it leaves a door open for her to return down the line!

How do you feel about Anna Faris leaving Mom? Tell me in the comments!

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