Mary-Louise Parker on Momhood and Marijuana
The "Weeds" actress talks about blended families, acting, and legalizing pot.
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Beyond Weeds, what will she tackle next? Parker has two new movies in
the works: Solitary Man, in which she appears as the girlfriend of a
sex-addicted car magnate played by Michael Douglas, and Howl, based on
the life of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, still in production. She'd just shot her
single scene for Howl the day before talking to WebMD.
“I’ve never been in a movie for just one scene before. I came in for one day
and didn’t even have a proper trailer, but it was great,” she says. "I love
poetry. It was sentimental to me because when my son was born my brother came
to the hospital and read him a bunch of poetry -- we’re literary geeks in my
family -- and one thing he read to him was 'Howl.'"
With all the memorable roles she’s performed, is there anything Parker still
dreams of conquering -- any movie she wants, any play she's yearning to take to
Broadway? "I'm not such an ambitious person -- I don’t think that far into the
future. But I'd really like to do an animated movie, like a Pixar, for my
kids," Parker says. "I love those things."