Look What You Did Now: Mary-Louise Parker Quits Acting Because You’re ‘Bitchy’
I hope you’re happy with yourself. Mary-Louise Parker says she’s ready to quit acting and it’s all because you were being mean.
Speaking to News Corp Australia, Parker says of acting:
I’m not really that into it anymore. I don’t know how many more movies I wanna do. I wouldn’t mind doing a TV show again, I’d like to do a couple more plays, but I’m almost done acting, I think.
Parker, who stars in the upcoming snoozefests R.I.P.D. and Red 2, calls herself “thin-skinned” and blames the internet for her disinterest in acting: “The world has gotten too mean for me, it’s just too bitchy. All the websites and all the blogging and all the people giving their opinion and their hatred … it’s all so mean-spirited, it’s all so critical.”
Let’s all have a moment of silence for her acting career and then watch my favorite scene of hers from The West Wing:
I’d be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to apologize for any hurt Andy Scott or I may have caused Parker here. (We love you, girl!) But I think we all know it was in good fun. [Ed note: Andy tells me that he saw Parker in Proof and her performance moved him to tears.]
As for what Parker would do after acting, the mother of two said she would likely continue writing and raising goats (?): “I would write, still. I write for Esquire and writing makes me happy. I would take care of my kids and my goats. That’s about it. Bake. Throw my internet in the lake…”
Regardless, Parker said she’d still be open to doing some more plays and “a couple more years of a TV show,” so this is probably just a false alarm anyway.