Allison Janney is front and center as our ass-kicking heroine in the new Netflix action-thriller “Lou” from director Anna Foerster.  The Oscar-winner plays a mysterious loner who helps a distraught mother (Jurnee Smollett) find her kidnapped little girl.

I spoke with both actresses about the making of the film, how Janney prepared for her fight scenes, and the heartfelt mother’s love.

“Lou” is now out on Netflix.