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Exclusive! Mary-Louise Parker's Son Cried When He Saw Her Leaving To Go Out. Can You Relate, HollyMoms?

Tue, October 5, 2010 9:00am EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment


We spoke to the talented mom-of-two at the NYC premiere of her new action flick Red, and she told us her kiddies got so upset as they watched her leave for her big night!

No more wild nights for Mary-Louise Parker! The 47-year-old actress might be glam from head-to-toe on red carpets but she runs straight home to put her two kids, William, 6, and Caroline, 3, to bed! Mary-Louise spoke to at the NYC premiere of her new film, Red, hosted by The Cinema Society & OC Concept at the MOMA on Oct. 3. We asked her how she manages to juggle a busy career and two kids, and it turns out it’s just as hard for a Hollywood mom as it is for the rest of us!

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“When I was trying to leave tonight, my son was looking at me as the elevator doors were closing and he was screaming ‘DON’T GO!'” she told us. “It’s hard sometimes. I’m not going to the after party tonight, I give up a lot, but my kids come first.”

Mary-Louise, who also stars in the hit Showtime series Weeds, opted for something “different” when she took on the role of Sarah, a woman kidnapped by former CIA agent Bruce Willis, in Red, a hilarious, action-packed flick.

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“It was different from anything I’ve ever done. It was eccentric enough and had some kid of levity,” she said. “I felt like if I was going to do this kind of a movie, this would be the one to do. And Bruce, he has that kind of appeal… that sexual… he has it in life and on screen… something you can’t describe, this ineffable thing.”

After the film’s premiere, the rest of the cast — including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine and Bruce Willis — headed over to NYC’s Lambs Club at the Chatwal Hotel, where they partied the night away, sans Mary-Louise, who was at home tucking her little ones into bed!

— Chloe Melas