great writing on this show. >> incredible writing. >> now here comes ellen burstyn as your mom. >> the season opener this thursday ellen, bonnie, my character, finds out that her birth mother is trying to get in touch with her. she was given up for adoption at 3month-old and not sure she wants to meet her but she does because ellen burstyn's character lies and i go to meet her. it's a touching and moving episode but the writers managed to make it hilarious. jean squib also is mistakenly identified as my birth mother. >> i thought it was interesting. you said were afraid to meet ellen burstyn as you are most people. >> i'm always afraid somebody is going to disappoint me if i meet them or she may be difficult to work with. admire in a special place and not burst that bubble. she did not disappoint. i only love her more. she is such a professional. as a matter of fact no one gets to change their lines on "mom" but she would ask chuck, can i change this line? he would let her do anything. i would go up to ellen and say, i think bonnie should say this. like, she had carte blanche, she is f
a wonderful show. you have a wonderful cast. >> so proud of it. the first episode was ellen burstyn, who one of my favorite actresses, comes back as bonnie's birth mother, june squibb, as you saw in that clip. she was so hilarious. >> seth: and, of course, anna faris who you two are wonderful together. >> who i adore. >> seth: and then joe manganiello is on the show. >> oh, joe manganiello. he is -- he's a big man. >> seth: he's a hunk. >> he is. [ laughter ] >> seth: he's the real definition of a hunk. >> i did -- this was not -- i didn't do this to him, but my character had to come in for a full frontal hug with him. and i think it's the first time in my life i felt like a delicate flower. [ laughter ] i just felt so small and -- [ laughter ] it was such a lovely feeling. [ laughter ] >> seth: joe was on this show, and i went to the dressing room, and i made the mistake of hugging him too high on his body, so when he hugged back, he lifted me onto my toes. [ laughter ] >> did you feel like a delicate flower too? >> seth: i did. it was so awesome. i forgot all my problems. i was like, "
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