, lead star of the Showtime TV series Weeds
, sported an unusual accessory during Sunday's Tony Awards. The 43-year-old actress, who plays widowed housewife and marijuana dealer Nancy Botwin, reportedly wore a cast after breaking a toe while filming on the set of Weeds
But Parker's injury doesn't involve just any ordinary scene. In fact, People
reports that she broke her toe during a sex scene for Showtime's addictive comedy.
"I smashed it on the bed frame," she told People
at the after party, where she remained seated in her Alberta Ferretti gown. "Good for me, right?"
"How's that for commitment?" she mused. "Fantastic!"
The unfortunate incident was obviously captured on film and the director decided to include the footage on the show. Fans will just have to stay tuned for the upcoming episodes of Weeds
"They kind of had to," Parker explained. "It was the first take!"
Last season, viewers saw Nancy Botwin's transition from hesitant but determined toe-dipper in the unpredictable waters of drug dealing to full-fledged queen-pin entrepreneur. But with each promotion on the crime ladder, the danger and threat to her family has increased exponentially, especially with her son Silas now in the family business.
has returned for a fourth season with its dark blend of humor and social commentary, following Nancy as she trades her gated community Agrestic for a beach town just miles from Mexico. The focus shifts from bourgeois hypocrisy to larger social issues such as immigration, free trade, and the larger effects of drug trafficking.
Aside from Mary-Louise Parker, the show features Alexander Gould
as Shane Botwin, Andy Milder as Dean Hodes, Elizabeth Perkins
as Celia Hodes, Hunter Parrish
as Silas Botwin, Justin Kirk
as Andy Botwin, Kevin Nealon
as Doug Wilson, and Allie Grant as Isabelle Hodes.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Showtime)