Wednesday night at 9 pm ET Mom stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney will co-host the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards live from the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood. ET Canada caught up with the first-time hosts to check up on our favourite mother-daughter on-screen duo before they hit the stage to present Hollywood’s elite with awards voted on by fans.
“If we really screw up the show, we are going to have a car waiting to take us to Van Nuys airport and take us to Canada,”; Janney jokes.
“So you’re going to have to accept us Canada, if the show doesn’t go well.”;
It’s safe to say that nerves are getting the best of the comedic duo at this point, but not for the reason you might think.
“It’s a little nerve-wracking, we both have done theatre before so we are familiar with a live audience, but usually we’re in front of the live audience as a character, not as ourselves,”; Janney explains. “The good news,”; says Faris, looking on the bright side, “is that we have a lot of happy people in the audience. Everyone’s going to be happy to be there or hopefully they’ll feel the happiness.”;
On the off-chance their audience isn’t “feeling the happiness”; there’s always the age-old trick of picking out one person from the audience and playing to them (because clearly we’re experts at hosting awards shows).
“Just one person?”; Janney jokes “I’m going to try that, depends on who I can see though, my contacts are kind of wonky.”;
“There’s so many, I don’t know…who’s my safety?”; Faris jokes. “I feel like Kat and Beth, they’ve been giving us tips.”;
One happy face that Faris was hoping to look to is her husband — breakout star of 2014 Chris Pratt — but unfortunately a family appointment might keep him from supporting his wife.
“I am going to walk the red carpet with my co-star, co-host Allison Janney,”; Faris tells us. “My son is having eye surgery the next morning, so we’ll see what happens, he may come, but he may not.”;
“I’m going to take care of her, she’s going to be my date,”; Anna’s on-screen mom chimes in.
“To be honest lately he’s been intimidating me,”; Anna continues. “So sometimes I just want him to stay home,”; she jokes calling Pratt her “movie-star husband.”;
Watch more with Anna Faris and Allison Janney below, tune into ET Canada tonight for more behind-the-scenes action as the People’s Choice Awards preparations continue and be sure to find out how the “Mom’ stars do Wednesday evening at 9 pm ET.