TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 18, 2013
Mary-Louise Parker has announced that she plans to quit acting because the world is full of a-holes. A-holes like you and me.
While promoting the high-art think-piece R.I.P.D. in Australia, the 48-year-old Weeds MILF spoke candidly of her future in the entertainment industry, and basically telling the world she's done. Why? Well, she told some Fox affiliate:
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.
Uh, yeah. And what the hell would I do with my life if it wasn't? Jeeze, MLP, won't you think of the children? Or at least those of use who make our living thinking like them? She continued:
It's a mean culture...It's reality TV and it's watching people suffer and watching people humiliate themselves. It's little girls in pageants and housewives and plastic surgery and people in rehab. It just feels like a very ugly. It's like someone just lifted up a rock and that's all we're looking at.
Again, duh. Look, we all can't go on Tibetan throat-singing retreats and wear hand-made organic cotton sarongs while trying to drum the world a better place, now can we? No we can't.
Personally, I'm a little saddened by this development. Ms. Parker is great to look at and she did wonders with Weeds. But, I'm not going to give up. I'm not going to just put down my keyboard because the woman whose recent choices of roles includes a movie about ghosts who hunt other ghosts (R.I.P.D.), an action movie about old people and its sequel (Red and Red 2: Geriatric Boogaloo) thinks we're all being too mean. We've got to forge on.