"She has a lot on her mind," the actress said, in her deadpan, can't-quite-tell-if-it's-a-joke way. But it's the weirdness, running through her like an animated current, that really separates her from the pack: the distracted drawl, the crooked Mona Lisa smile that suggests her mind is elsewhere, maybe on something naughty.We sat on the couch, where an assistant had laid out iced coffees and snacks. In an industry that produces replicas, there is no one else quite like Mary-Louise Parker.I didn’t know your tragedy or hardship and it was grossly unfair of me to compare my life to yours. What I don’t have to struggle for that makes my life easier than most. I realize now that whatever I was walking through was part of my life, one piece of a bigger story that is mostly beautiful." For her part,actress Danes addressed the situation during a recent interview with Howard Stern.I have thought of you and know you wouldn’t remember me but I am sorry . "I was just in love with [Crudup]," Danes, 36, reflected last month to the Sirius XM host of their romance. I didn’t quite know what those consequences would be." PHOTOS: Stars' biggest phobias The two lasted for four years until she moved on to be with her future husband, Hugh Dancy.Parker starred with Kevin Kline in Grand Canyon (1991); with Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Jessica Tandy in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in The Client (1994); with John Cusack in Bullets over Broadway (1994); and with Drew Barrymore and Whoopi Goldberg in Boys on the Side (1995), as a woman with AIDS.
Which led to the subject of the window-smashing bird, and a sad story about the miniature dwarf goats she'd gotten on the advice of John Malkovich, one of which died of a brain tumor last year. Insofar as it is a memoir at all., out this month, is a series of letters to men Parker has encountered during her life.
She moved with the production when it transferred from its origin Off-Broadway.
Parker won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance and was nominated for a Tony Award (although she did not play the role when the film was made).
A few minutes earlier, she'd answered her door clutching a box she was decoupaging with photos for her sister's birthday. " Parker called from the deck.) The dog's named Mrs.
"I'll be right back," she said and ran for the deck, leaving me with a smiling Spaniel mix in a turquoise diaper. Roosevelt, Parker explained when she returned, and she doesn't wear diapers because she's incontinent but because she's forgetful. At 51, or "half a century old," as she puts it, she is long and lean, with wild dark hair and skim milk–colored skin that, for all its smoothness, actually folds when she lifts her eyebrows.