One of actress Allison Janney's most memorable roles is playing White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on the hit TV show "The West Wing," and the real press at the White House got a surprise when Janney appeared Friday in the press room.
After Janney said she was filling in for White House press secretary Josh Earnest, the room filled with laughs as she went back into her C.J. Cregg character.
But it turned out Janney was there for a serious cause. She came with Chick Lorre, executive producer on her current show, "Mom," to honor 10 individuals from across the country with the White House Champions of Change honor for their leadership in preventing prescription drug abuse and heroin use in the country.
In "Mom," which airs on CBS, Janney and costar Anna Faris play characters who are recovering addicts.
Watch Janney's surprise appearance in the White House press room here:
Woodrow Wilson: Sheep used to graze on the White House lawn. Wilson also had a tobacco-chewing tam named "Old Ike," an airedale named "Davie," a greyhound named "Mountain Boy," bull terrier named "Bruce," songbirds, and a cat named "Puffins."
John F. Kennedy: German shepherd named "Clipper," Welsh terrier named "Charlie" (with Caroline), mixed-breed named "Wolf" (reclining by Caroline), Irish cocker spaniel named "Shannon" (with John Jr.) and two of Pushinka's puppies (with First Lady Jackie Kennedy).