According to Mary-Louise Parker, nude photos she posed for to promote the fourth season of Weeds were no big deal.
But MORE magazine asked the actress about a bathtub scene she filmed near the end of that season and she expressed regret over it.
“I didn’t think I needed to be naked,” she said in that publication’s June issue. “I fought with the director about it, and now I am bitter. I knew it was going to be on the Internet: ‘Mary Louise shows off her big nipples.’ I wish I hadn’t done that. I was goaded into it.”
It’s a goading millions of men are thankful for, of course.
The show’s co-executive producer, meanwhile, defended the shot, saying that nudity was necessary to convey the character’s vulnerability.
“We felt at that point in her life, defenses had been so thoroughly stripped away,” Roberto Benabib said. “There was a nonchalance to the nudity that informed the scene… I thought it was wonderful, one of the five best scenes Mary-Louise has ever done [on Weeds].”
The fifth season of Weeds premieres on Showtime on June 8.