Allison Janney has described Paul Feig as the 'best dressed director' that she has ever had the chance to work with.

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Janney has returned to the big screen this weekend in new action/comedy Spy, a movie that see her team up with director Feig for the very first time.

And the actress, who plays the head of the CIA in the film, describes Feig as a 'generous' filmmaker who is 'appreciative' of his actors and their work.

Speaking exclusively to FemaleFirst, the actress said: "Firstly, he is the best dressed director I have EVER worked with. Dapper, divine, just such a gentleman. He is a very generous director and he is very appreciative of his actors. He would do this thing where at the end of each scene, he would just get you to say some other lines at the end, a bunch of them one after the other.

The camera would be rolling and he would say 'Okay, now say this', 'Now say this!' he would just throw out a bunch of lines and for me, it was really fun- it was like a game we were playing. I was hoping there was going to be a big gag reel after but I am going to have to ask him if he can show me some!"

Spy is the first film for Feig since the success of The Heat in 2013 and sees Janney star alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, and Rose Byrne.

Spy is the first of two summer movies that we are going to see Janney star in as she has also lent her voice to upcoming animation film Minions - the first solo film for these popular characters.

The actress has already completed work on The Night Is Young and is set to start work on Tallulah and return to TV for the new series of Mom.

Spy is out now. Read our exclusive Allison Janney interview

by for
find me on and follow me on

Tagged in