The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards night is coming in a few weeks and television fans cannot wait to find out who will bag a trophy on September 21st, when the awards night finally takes place. Weeds
star Mary-Louise Parker
was able to land a nomination this year in the category of Best Actress, Comedy, for her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of Nancy Botwin in the Showtime series, Weeds
Recently, Newsweek gathered a handful of television actors and actresses who were nominated for an Emmy Award this year. The roundtable included Brothers and Sisters
' Rachel Griffiths
, who was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series, Dexter
's Michael C. Hall
, who was nominated in the Best Actor, Drama category, The Office
's Rainn Wilson
, who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series and Mad Men
's John Slattery
, who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series category.
Last year, the 44-year-old actress reaped quite a number of nominations in various award-giving bodies. In fact, she was nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy in the Golden Globes, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Additionally, Parker was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in last year’s Emmys for her role in Weeds.
Parker spoke to Newsweek about portraying quite an extreme character, saying that she enjoys playing someone who is capable of burning down an entire house.
“I really like it when the writers go to extremes. I never really saw a show completely chuck its premise like that before,” Parker admitted to Newsweek. “We're not in the suburbs, because she burnt down the suburbs, and I love that. The more extreme the better. I want to burn down the f–––ing house. Like, that's so who my character is.”
Additionally, she says that “I try to take the leap as much as I can...I love those kind of surprises when I open my script—it gives me a little thrill.”
Catch Mary-Louise Parker tonight at 10pm on Showtime’s Weeds.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo courtesy of Showtime)