Parker Posey Describes Her ‘Louie’ Character as Maude+Mary Poppins+Mary Tyler Moore

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“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 night’s Louie that should earn her 14 Emmy awards and a Noble Prize for economics. Read the rest of the terrific interview about the episode over on Salon. Also, read her interviewed over on Grantland and Vulture.