Mary-Louise Parker Slated to Star in New Hallmark Film

Mary-Louise Parker

Fans of Mary-Louise Parker, who played the drug-dealing matriarch in Showtime’s hit “Weeds,” should prepare to see her in a very different role. She’s been picked up to star in the newest Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “Christmas in Conway.”

Parker will play an ailing woman named Suzy Gainsborough, whose husband attempts to build a Ferris wheel in their backyard for the perfect Christmas present, as he proposed to her many years ago on one.

It might seem like quite a giant switch for the Golden Globe winner, who is best known for her role as a suburban mother turned cannabis dealer.  However, this is far from Parker’s first Hallmark film. She also starred in “Cupid & Cate,” “Saint Maybe” and “A Place for Annie” before her “Weeds” gig.

Parker has kept herself busy since “Weeds’” last episode after eight seasons aired last year. Coming up, she is in “Red 2” and “R.I.P.D.,” both of which are airing in theaters later this year.

“Christmas in Conway” will be directed by John Kent Harrison as his 8th Hallmark Hall of Fame film and written by Stephen P. Lindsey and Luis Ugaz. Filming begins August 5 and it will premiere on ABC later this year.

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  1. Pam says:

    I love the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, they are all so special in their own way. And I really enjoy watching Mary-Louise Parker. I never saw Weeds but enjoyed her part in West Wing. Hopefully this film will be on one of the major channels and not just the Hallmark channel since ATT&T doesn’t offer that channel for some strange reason.

  2. kit says:

    How delightful…to get to see her in a role which will really utilize her amazing talent as an actress…I’ll look forward to it. I really have enjoyed everything she’s done professionally, except Weeds. I thought she was wasting her amazing gift, as seen in films like Fried Green Tomatoes…go get ’em Mary-Louise…

  3. Tom Smith says:

    Might come off as a higher caliber project if it was more clearly called out as a HALLMARK HALL OF FAME.

  4. Betty Ann Carr says:

    Where is this being filmed please ?

  5. Bismark Irving says:

    Stephen P. Lindsey work is amazing! I am so looking forward to seeing his new film!

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