Mary-Louise Parker’s nudity is nothing to sneeze at

Finally, a reason to celebrate allergies.

Responding to a recent interview in More magazine that gave the impression that Mary-Louise Parker is bitter about having to do a nude scene last season in Weeds, she told TV Guide:

If you know me, it’s like, someone sneezes and I take my clothes off. I’m 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.

Bless you.

Actually, the bathtub scene (NSFW) in question was one of the strongest in Season 4, because we finally saw Parker’s Nancy Botwin struggling with who she’s become and what she has exposed her family to. The nudity was both symbolic and essential, IMO.

No word yet on exactly how much we’ll see of Nancy in Season 5 of Weeds. But when the smoke clears Monday on Showtime, she has a lot to hash out. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what’s coming.


An early review from Buzz Focus suggests we may see return to a more comedic Weeds this year, which I hope is true. Things got pretty dismal last season. (If you need a quick refresher, Showtime has a Season 4 recap “in the time it takes to toke on a very long bong hit” here.) The show is at its best as a satire, focusing on the eccentricity of its main characters.

In any case, I’ll be glued to the TV Monday, munchies at the ready. And hoping somebody on set with Parker has a really bad cold.

Will you be watching? What do you want to see in Weeds Season 5?