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Allison Janney: Anna Faris Is Still ‘Coming to Work With a Smile on Her Face’ Amid Chris Pratt Split (Exclusive)

Anna Faris is still in high spirits despite her split from husband Chris Pratt. In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, Allison Janney opened up about how her Mom costar is coping as a single woman.

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Anna Faris and Allison Janney attend the 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards in 2015. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

“She’s fantastic. She’s a professional,” Janney, 57, told Us at the Television Academy’s Performers Peer Group Celebration in Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21. “It’s hard to do but she’s coming to work with a smile on her face and knows her lines and is as professional as ever.”

Related: Anna Faris and Chris Pratt: The Way They Were

Faris, 40, has the support of the CBS comedy’s other cast members, too. “Everyone there loves and supports her, and we’re just surrounding her with love,” Janney added. “She’s getting her work done. She’s great.”

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris attend the premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The Scary Movie actress and Pratt, 38, shocked fans when they announced on August 6 that they had called it quits after eight years of marriage. “We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the longtime couple, who share 4-year-old son Jack, wrote in a joint statement.

Related: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ Onscreen Moments Together

“We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” they continued. “Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”

Us Weekly exclusively revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy actor’s skyrocketing career caused a rift between the pair, who married in July 2009. “Chris became this huge movie star and Anna wasn’t getting any big jobs,” a source told Us. “She was the more famous and sexy one at the start of their relationship and then things took a turn.”

Related: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ Cutest Family Moments With Their Son Jack

The House Bunny actress thanked fans for their support amid the split in a recent episode of her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified. “I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving and I truly love you,” she told listeners on August 15.

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