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Being an indie queen, people think I have all these choices. Like I’ve just been sitting around waiting for the best indie film that I deem acceptable.

Parker Posey

But it’s fun to be something, have that, and you don’t have to be real. It’s like, comedians. They go on and they’re doing all these jokes. I would be like that if I were more awake.

Parker Posey

I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.

Parker Posey

I don’t Twitter, although sometimes I think that I should.

Parker Posey

I like soap opera acting. If it’s done really well, there’s nothing better. It’s old school. It’s like what those melodramas in the ’30s and ’40s were like.

Parker Posey

I love bayou life.

Parker Posey

I usually play character parts in Hollywood films.

Parker Posey

I wouldn’t say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf.

Parker Posey

I’m the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.

Parker Posey

I’m trying to work in studio movies, but they won’t hire me.

Parker Posey

My dad recently reminded me that my grandfather’s cousin was Lefty Frizzell.

Parker Posey

My first lead role was probably ‘Party Girl’ in 1994.

Parker Posey

My grandmother is this amazingly theatrical woman. She acted like a movie star, as far as looks and attitude, kind of like Susan Hayward.

Parker Posey

There are all these scripts where the women, if they’re working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who’ll kill you. It’s a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level.

Parker Posey

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