It’s common knowledge in this day and age: if you don’t want to be sad/hurt/disappointed/mad/etc., don’t read the internet comments. That’s a lesson Mary-Louise Parker learned the hard way.
“I’m not really that into [acting] anymore,” the “Weeds” star told News Corp Australia. “The world has gotten too mean for me, it’s just too b****y. 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.”
Parker says her decision to quit acting is motivated by both her disdain for mean internet commenters as well as concern that her two young children would be exposed to “such hatred.”
Before she quits acting for good, Parker said she’d like to “do a couple more plays” and possibly a movie appearance or a TV show if offered, but she’s “almost done acting.” Once she quits, Parker plans on writing her own comments for a change. “I would write, still,” Parker said. “I write for Esquire and writing makes me happy. I would take care of my kids and my goats. That’s about it. Bake. Throw my internet in the lake.”