Allison Janney

Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and others share their thoughts on sexual misconduct, controversial films and the female gaze

Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and others share their thoughts on sexual misconduct, controversial films and the female gaze

When these six actresses gathered with The Envelope to celebrate their films, they had much to say. And once they were on a roll with Times film writers Amy Kaufman and Mark Olsen, supporting actress contenders Hong Chau (Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”), Holly Hunter (Michael Showalter’s “The Big Sick”), Allison Janney (Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya”), Nicole Kidman (Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”), Laurie Metcalf (Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!”) had to be cut short to get them all out to their various appointments on time. Still, they covered a lot of ground — the veil of shame that has been lifted from Hollywood, polarizing films (did you...

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