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Mary-Louise Parker Writes a Letter to Her 'Weeds' Character

Mary-louise parker_weedsMary-Louise Parker has written a letter to Nancy Botwin, the character she plays on the Showtime series Weeds, for the Fall 2011 issue of Bullett. The piece offers insight into what the prolific actress finds most compelling about the role (mainly, Nancy's questionable morality), and also suggests the ways an actor can get inside the mind of a character without fully losing their own sense of identity off screen.

Beginning "Dear Nancy," Parker questions her character about the inventory of a certain duffle bag. Then the actress says to the character she created: "I have grown to love you. We have only two or three things in common despite sharing a body, but that doesn't seem to matter. I don't feel like quitting you just yet." Read an excerpt below:

"I hope you are doing better than the last time I saw you. I can't imagine you have changed much despite incarceration, fetching little recidivist that you are. You know I mean that with love...

"Your moral compass will always give you a fake speed limit. Use it. Drink up that narcissism juice and burn rubber, baby. Don't ever change. I wouldn't know what to do with myself if you grew a conscience, but what's more, I have grown to love you. We have only two or three things in common despite sharing a body, but that doesn't seem to matter. I don't feel like quitting you just yet. Anyways, I am keeping your stuff safe. Send news."

Mary-Louise Parker has starred as Nancy Botwin since Weeds premiered in 2005. The show recently completed its seventh season in late September.

Read Parker's full letter at BullettMedia.com.

-- Daniel Lehman

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