'Weeds' Star Upset Over Nude Scene
'Weeds' Star Upset Over Nude Scene
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
If you've seen a few episodes of Weeds, you know that several times, its main character Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise-Parker) is not the holiest suburban mother in television.  Once or twice, she even did the deed onscreen.  We also had a pretty good peek at her behind when she got a U-turn tattoo sometime in the third season.

As we approach the June 8 return of the Showtime's stellar series, Louise-Parker is reportedly crying foul over a nudity scene that she had to do but felt was unnecessary.

"I didn't think I needed to be naked," Parker tells More magazine'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."

For Weeds executive producer Roberto Benabib, however, her character Nancy was at a stage when such was necessary. The naked bathtub scene happened on the finale of season 4.

"We felt at that point in her life, defenses had been so thoroughly stripped away. 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 disagreement, however, looks to be minor and Parker, 44, says she still enjoys playing the role of the drug-dealing mom who was last seen in season 4 having an affair with a seminal Mexican politician.

"I like it the more extreme it is," she says.  "But I don't like it when it's crass and crude for humor's sake, and I don't like when it's sentimental, when she's a sweet mother.  To me, she's not that."

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Daily News
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