Parker Posey Tells How She Ended Up on ‘Louie’

“I did a benefit reading at his kids’ school… and it was the greatest cast ever: Marisa Tomei, Nathan Lane, Mario Cantone — Mike Daisey did the stage directions — and Louie and me. Afterward, he said, ‘I want you to come on the show — I’d really like you to play my therapist.’ I had just seen it a few weeks before and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I would love to.’

… He said: ‘O.K., I know what I’m going to do with you. I’ve wanted to do it for a while, and it’s a mix of a couple of different stories and characters.’ And then he went away for a few weeks, and came back and he said: ‘O.K., here it is. Let’s read it.’ He told me he thought he was going to have me die, which I thought was great. And by the time we shot it, I thought it was the worst thing ever… Because it was goodbye.”

– Parker Posey to the NY Times on her Louie appearances and how they came to be (and not be).

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