Mary-Louise Parker appeared on Letterman last night (video below), and she did nothing at all to dispel my no-holds-barred crush on her. If my crush gets any more out of control I’m going to enter restraining order territory. It’s my crush on Mary-Louise Parker’s world; we only live in it.
Anyway, my undying love for MLP aside, this really is a great late-night interview. I sometimes forget how good Letterman is with guests — he gives Mary-Louise plenty of room to be charming and funny, but isn’t afraid to let silence punctuate an innuendo (see the 1:45 mark) or be brutally honest for a laugh (“I really wish I cared about this”).
I wish I could have been there in person. I would have won Mary-Louise’s love by murdering Paul Shaffer. Hey, it worked for John Hinckley, right? No? I thought he ended up with Jodie Foster? A lesbian? Really? Huh. What a waste of an assassination attempt.