Anna Faris has announced that she will not be returning to the CBS comedy series Mom for the upcoming eighth season.
The 43-year-old actress reportedly decided to “pursue other opportunities” and her departure has nothing to do with COVID-19 concerns, according to THR.
“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” Anna said in a statement. “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.”
The role of Christy will not be recast and her absence will be addressed in the upcoming season, which begins production on September 14.
“From the inception of Mom, Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy,” said Warner Bros TV and Chuck Lorre Productions in a statement. “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.”
In other news, see how Anna congratulated her ex-husband Chris Pratt on the arrival of his new baby.
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