Mary-Louise Parker to quit acting over 'mean' Internet comments

Kristen Butler,
Actress Mary-Louise Parker. (File/UPI/ Phil McCarten)
Actress Mary-Louise Parker. (File/UPI/ Phil McCarten) | License Photo

"Weeds" star Mary-Louise Parker told News Corp Australia in an interview that she's "almost done acting."

Aside from the long-running television series "Weeds," Parker will appear in two upcoming movies: "R.I.P.D." and "Red 2."


While apparently promoting "R.I.P.D." the 48-year-old actress said she's just "not really that into it anymore."

"I don't know how many more movies I wanna do," Parker said. "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."

But it isn't the work that has her down, it's "mean" comments on the Internet.

"The world has gotten too mean for me, it's just too b**chy. 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.

"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."

She also says a retirement from acting is motivated by her desire to protect her children, a nine-year-old boy and six-year-old girl, from such a "mean culture."

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