Despite seemingly making remarks to the contrary two weeks ago, Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker wants to set the record straight: she loves being naked!
The star of Showtime's dark comedy, which returns for a fifth season Monday, is out to clear the air about a recent interview with More magazine that gave the impression she regretted doing a nude scene in the fourth season finale.
"They made it sound like I was like, 'They made me take my clothes off and chained me to the bathtub,'" Mary-Louise Parker says of the nude scene.
In the scene in question, Parker's character, suburban single mom and drug dealer Nancy Botwin, sits in the tub and reflects on her life's challenges.
Her nakedness is on display for a decent stretch.
The More article, which was excerpted online under the ironic headline of "I Like to Reveal Myself," quotes the actress as saying that she didn't think she needed to be naked, and that she fought with the director about it, bitterly.
Not exactly, says Parker: "It made it seem like we were fighting." Instead, she says, she was just critiquing editing styles and how they differ in film and TV.
"I was talking about it as an example of something I didn't love when I saw it, as they kept cutting back and I was naked, but they liked the position of it."
But people seeing Mary-Louise Parker nude is not something the actress has a problem with as a general rule, and that much she makes abundantly clear.
"I mean, if you know me, it's like, someone sneezes and I take my clothes off," she says. "I'm going to be naked in Esquire in August. I was naked on the set the other day. I'm always naked. I'm naked right now, in fact," she jokes.