Parker Posey on Landing Louie and Almost Playing His Shrink

[Spoilers ahead.] The final scene of this week's Louie had us feeling, quite literally, on edge: Would Louie's date Liz, the bookstore clerk he'd met in last week's episode, make it off the rooftop alive? Would she jump? Fall? (Crazier deaths have occurred on the show.) She survived, of course. But it was the perfect ending to an episode that was full of emotional highs and lows: Liz agrees to go out with Louie (yay!) ... then a bartender refuses to serve her Jagers (awkward) ... it's okay, because she'd rather go for a walk anyway (great!) ... then she tells Louie about that time she was diagnosed with carcinoma as a teenager (heavy). Vulture spoke with Parker Posey — who played the part of the manic, melancholic love interest so perfectly that we maybe want her to marry Louie — about how she met Louis C.K., what it was like to fit him into a gold dress, and how she was actually supposed to play his therapist. Read More...


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