And there’s a lottery to get on the wait list, and there are over 2,000 people on it—and people can wait over a decade to actually get a permit.
New York City should be the heart in the land of opportunity, but instead, these caps limit opportunity for thousands every year.
I think that’s an important part of the show, and definitely one of the main reasons I wanted to do it." She noted that recovery was an important issue to her, before adding, "I love Anna Faris so much, and we have a good relationship there.” Janney said that she was surprised by how bold people can be in real life, saying people come up to her in the grocery store to tell her that she “is much prettier in person.” She recounted one instance when a bartender said to her, “I don’t mean to insult you, but you look just like Allison Janney.” She responded to say, “Well, I am her, and my drinks will be free for the rest of the night.” More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actors, drama actresses, comedy and drama showrunners, and reality hosts and producers will roll out throughout June in print and online.
When I first left Mexico and came to America 20 years ago, I never imagined trying to create a good life for my family would be almost impossible—and punishable by law. My name is Guadalupe and I am a wife, mother, and mobile food vendor.
But a cap enacted in the 1980s limits the number of available food permits so vendors like me who want to earn an honest living simply can’t.
Instead, we get fined and are put on a wait list to get a permit.
In October, legislation that would increase the number of available permits was introduced to the New York City Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs.
It was hard, but becoming a small business owner let me pick my hours; so the minute that bell rang and my kids were out of school, I could be around them.
Janney’s agent told her she didn’t have to actually read for the show (she was offered the role based on her body of work), but she said, “No, I would like to read for this, because I think it’s important that the mother and daughter have a good chemistry, and I understand why they would want to.
I would rather read than go in having been given the part, because it makes me feel more confident as I walk on the set the first day.” Janney added, “I love that it’s a show about recovery.