Allison Janney‘s Sex-ual awakening will continue this summer.
The actress tells TVLine she is returning to Showtime’s Masters of Sex for Season 3 — reprising her role as the repressed but increasingly self-aware Margaret Scully for an arc that will last at least three episodes.
Janney earned the 2014 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series last year for her work in Season 1. She only appeared in a single Season 2 installment, after Margaret and her closeted gay husband Barton (Beau Bridges) took a sabbatical after he attempted to commit suicide.
Masters of Sex “is some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever gotten to act,” says Janney. “[Margaret] has such a rich underneath life going on. The words that come out of her mouth!”
Janney currently stars on CBS’ Mom — her 2014 Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy provided a bookend to her Masters of Sex statuette — which is part of the reason she initially limited her participation to a trio of appearances on the Showtime drama. “Now, I think I can do more,” she adds, though no details have been finalized. “I’m hoping that Mom will have a third season — in which case I would be doing both shows at the same time. It’s going to be hard, but hopefully [it will happen].”
Janney also appeared on two episodes of Showtime’s Web Therapy late last year.
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