"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 [...]
"It felt like a composite of Ruth Gordon from Harold and Maude, and there’s kind of Mary Poppins, Mary Tyler Moore too, like is this for real? Is she for real? What’s going on? What’s going on inside of this person? I had no idea! These people you meet in the city that have come from so many places, to reinvent themselves, to reinvent the moment, to change, to transform situations, she’s that. It’s a thing that is very particular to this city. And especially in Woody Allen. People have more dimensions to them than we give them credit for." - Parker Posey on Liz, her incredible character from last [...]