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03/14/2014 05:24 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2014

Mary-Louise Parker Admits She Had No Idea What She Was Doing On 'The West Wing'

Mary-Louise Parker may have been convincing as political lobbyist Amy Gardner on "The West Wing," but in a recent interview with HuffPost Live she admitted that a lot of the lines might as well have been gibberish.

"I had to look up every word I said," Parker said of the Aaron Sorkin political drama. "I was calling my father! I was like 'Daddy, what's a 'caucus?'"

The words themselves may have been challenging, but Parker had a blast playing Amy. "I went at it from the character. She was very clear to me, and her objectives were very clear … I felt like I knew her," she added.

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