Mary-Louise Parker: 'I'm Almost Done Acting'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
July 17, 2013
Could Red 2 be one of the last times you see Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker on-screen?
Parker, 48, recently told News Corp Australia that she's not sure how much longer she'll continue to act.
"I'm not really that into it anymore," she said. "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."
She's fed up with the mean-spirited nature that comes along with being in the entertainment industry.
"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," she said. "It's sport for people, it's fun to get on at night and unleash their own self-loathing by attacking someone else who they think has a happier life -- or something, I dunno."
Admittedly, the negative feedback gets to her.
"I don't know if you can imagine a friend sending you something they thought was funny, that was something mean someone wrote about you and there's like 50 comments from complete strangers across the world about you -- and you can say 'Oh I let it roll off my back' and 'I wouldn't take it personally', but you have no idea until it happens to you. It doesn't feel nice."
And what does she plan to do after leaving acting?
"I would write, still. I write for Esquire and writing makes me happy," she shared. "I would take care of my kids and my goats. That's about it. Bake. Throw my Internet in the lake …"
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