Allison Janney Movie Hits No. 1 On Netflix – See Her Reaction
Allison Janney thanks fans for her latest successful project. His new movie Lou is currently the most popular movie on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public rating system. “Thank you all for watching LOU and making it the #1 movie on @Netflix in 64 countries every day during its opening weekend!” Janey posted on his Twitter account September 28. The action-thriller stars Jurnee Smollett and Janney as a mother who teams up with a mysterious neighbor to rescue her kidnapped daughter. Lou debuted on September 23 to mixed reviews from critics, who praised the acting but were not entirely won over by the script.
In a recent interview with The audiovisual club, Janney said she “left all vanity at the door” for the brutal hand-to-hand combat scenes. “I don’t know if you saw Me Tonya, but I love when I don’t have to worry about trying to look good. It’s liberating to go makeup free and be scrambled to look messy, dirty and unkempt. And the training, first I talked to Daniel Bernhardt, who was our fight choreographer, and he informed me that we were going to be working three hours a day, and I couldn’t figure that out. Three hours a day? I don’t even train an hour a week. Am I going to be able to do this? And he said, “Trust me.”
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) September 28, 2022
“…But I loved it when I got there,” the actress continued. “I loved training with Daniel. He has such a charming, tireless quality about him that was intoxicating to be around him and learning those fighting moves, almost like a dance. And I was a dancer, so that’s what I can relate I did a lot of dancing and ballroom dancing, and figure skating, so I was just learning new moves, and it was a new language, and I loved it. I loved the challenge.
When it came to finding a peer for inspiration, Janney said she looked for the best. “Liam Neeson! I think of his movies and what he’s done, and I’ve loved watching them all. And Lou is different, but the same kind of kind. I know Helen Mirren has done a lot of Red movies and she fought streaks and she did Anna. Helen Mirren has certainly played a badass before, and I don’t think she’s ever fought things, but she could, I’m sure. But I would definitely like to do more. I really like this. I like training and its physicality makes me happy. Rain and wind turbines, not so much.”