Out promoting R.I.P.D., Mary Louise Parker told News Corp Australia that, “I’m almost done acting.” Why? Because the internet is mean. :(
“I’m not really that into it anymore,” said the 48-year-old while promoting R.I.P.D. “I don’t know how many more movies I wanna do. I wouldn’t mind doing a TV show again, I’d like to do a couple more plays, but I’m almost done acting, I think.”
MLP says there are too many trolls on the internet and she’s too thin-skinned to take criticism from them.
“The world has gotten too mean for me, it’s just too bitchy. All the websites and all the blogging and all the people giving their opinion and their hatred … it’s all so mean-spirited, it’s all so critical.
She’s right. Why can’t people just praise celebrities all the time? Looking pretty, reading words off a script and playing pretend is hard work!
“It’s sport for people, it’s fun to get on at night and unleash their own self-loathing by attacking someone else who they think has a happier life – or something, I dunno.”
In the words of Taylor Swift, “Why you gotta be so mean?” I’m looking at you, MaryLouiseParkerSucks94.
Mother to a nine-year-old boy and six-year-old girl, Parker said her decision to get out is “definitely” driven by wanting to keep her kids away from such hatred.
That’s only going to work for so long until they discover the internet. Then it’s all “Mary Louise Parker sucks” and bukkake videos from then on.
“I don’t know if you can imagine a friend sending you something they thought was funny, that was something mean someone wrote about you and there’s like 50 comments from complete strangers across the world about you – and you can say ‘Oh I let it roll off my back’ and ‘I wouldn’t take it personally’, but you have no idea until it happens to you. It doesn’t feel nice.
No one likes being made fun of. That’s why whenever someone criticizes me I just plug my fingers in my ears and go, “Lalalalala. I can’t hear you.”
“And there’s more of that than there is whatever praise people think you’re getting. There’s way more mean-spiritedness. I stay away from it as best I can because I’m too thin-skinned, but still it finds you.”
Kind of like Liam Neeson in Taken.
“It’s a mean culture – it’s reality TV and it’s watching people suffer and watching people humiliate themselves. It’s little girls in pageants and housewives and plastic surgery and people in rehab. It just feels like a very ugly … it’s like someone just lifted up a rock and that’s all we’re looking at.”
That’s the difference between people. Some like to look at all the roses and dandelions and butterflies. Others like to lift up that rock to see the bizarre things that live under there like Kim Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo and Lindsay Lohan’s dignity.
MLP says she wouldn’t feel an itch to go back when she leaves acting behind adding, “I would write, still. I write for Esquire (magazine) and writing makes me happy. I would take care of my kids and my goats. That’s about it. Bake. Throw my internet in the lake …”