We had the special pleasure of chatting with the amazing Parker Posey, a gay icon and legend of indie films, and it was so lovely! Like we were just catching up with an old friend!
We talked about her recurring role in The Good Wife, her recent forays into television, if she'd do her own show, how the business has changed, why indie film isn't what it used to be, her dog, our dog and much more! Such a blast!
Read an excerpt of our interview…. after the jump.
Watch it in fill (above)!
Perez: Can you tell us a little bit about your character [on The Good Wife]?
Parker Posey: I play Alan Cumming's ex wife, Vanessa Gold. And I was running for state, and I asked Kalinda to vet for me, and she found out that I slept with Osama Bin Laden's cousin when I was in Dubai doing PR there.
Perez: Wait, and have you worked with Alan Cumming before?
Parker Posey: Yeah, I was in "Josie and the Pussycats" with Alan about ten years ago. And yeah, so that was fun to see him. And he's so campy and funny on this show. The show's got a great, a great vibe to it.
Perez: Did you ever work in soaps when you were starting out?
Parker Posey: Yes, I did. I was on –
Perez: I think I might have to show a clip then.
Parker Posey: I did "As the World Turns", and I played Tess Shelby. And at that time I was also doing "Dazed and Confused", and traveling back and forth to Austin, and the producer of the show — I only signed a contract for a year and a half. But a year and four months, the producer of the show said, "You know what Parker, we really, we've loved having you here, but we're wondering if we could, if it was possible to let you go a few months earlier because we'd like to get Holden in a coma before Labor Day."
Perez: In addition to "The Good Wife", you were also were on, you've been on, "Parks and Recreation" recently.
Parker Posey: Yeah, it's been a year of TV for me every year, and hopefully I'll do more. Yeah, I was in "Parks and Rec" with Amy Poehler –
Perez: Is that a show that you can go back to or you'd want to go back to?
Parker Posey: Of course. I had a good time on that that was fun. And then I did, "The Big C", so and "The Good Wife". It's been a year of TV.
Perez: One of the trends in Hollywood these days seems to be making sequels. It's all about sequels.
Parker Posey: I know like –
Perez: You, if you could make a sequel to any of your movies, because you've been in some very iconic films, which one would you want to do? Or are you very against sequels?
Parker Posey: I think [watch above].