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Mary-Louise Parker To Quit Acting? 'Weeds' Star Is Over The 'Mean-Spiritedness,' Would Rather Take Care Of Her Goats

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Mary-Louise Parker says she may quit acting in the years to come. | Getty

Mary-Louise Parker fans may want to rush to the theater this weekend to check out "Red 2" and "R.I.P.D." because they may not be seeing much of the actress in the years to come. At least that's what Parker told an Australian newspaper: "I'm almost done acting."

The Emmy-winning actress says she's grown jaded by the intense criticism lobbed at stars across the Internet. She would rather write, bake and "take care of my kids and my goats." (Yes, goats.)

"I don't know if you can imagine a friend sending you something they thought was funny, that was something mean someone wrote about you and there's like 50 comments from complete strangers across the world about you -- and you can say 'Oh, I let it roll off my back' and 'I wouldn't take it personally,' but you have no idea until it happens to you. It doesn't feel nice," the "Weeds" star reportedly said. "And there's more of that than there is whatever praise people think you're getting. There's way more mean-spiritedness. I stay away from it as best I can because I'm too thin-skinned, but still it finds you."

Despite the possible departure, Parker has a healthy slate of projects lined up and says she "wouldn't mind doing a couple more years of a TV show" to cap off her résumé. In addition to this weekend's releases, the actress has two more more movies lined up for 2013, "Jamesy Boy" and "Behaving Badly," as well as a Broadway play.

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