The finally famous Molly Parker

VIDEO: Maple Ridge’s Molly Parker goes from Netflix to the stage

Parker is starring in the title role of the play 'Harper Regan', and is also starring in the binge-watchable Season 3 of 'House of Cards'.



The finally famous Molly Parker, a Canadian actress now known well for her roles on Deadwood and House of Cards, is also starring on stage in the play Harper Regan, currently rehearsing in Toronto.

Parker, born and raised in Maple Ridge and schooled at Vancouver’s Gastown Actors’ Studio, says she’s been getting used to working away from the camera, switching to a live audience.

“I’m discovering it as I go along, because I really haven’t done a play in so long and I didn’t ever do much theatre,” she told The Canadian Press in Toronto, in the video above. “So, in some ways it’s very new to me. In other ways, it’s acting. And it’s storytelling and it’s something that I’ve done for 25 years.”

Parker’s filmography includes a breakthrough part in the 1995 TV movie Serving in Silence, a Genie-winning performance in the 1996 film Kissed, a two-episode arc in the HBO series Six Feet Under, four episodes on Dexter, and a three-year, 36-episode bill as Alma Garret in Deadwood.

She also starred as the main love interest in the 2002 Canadian comedy Men with Brooms.

“A lot of what I’m discovering is, so much of a story that’s told on film, in a film, or on television, is about what just happens right in here,” she says in the video above, circling her face with her hand. “In the thinking, in that that (emotion) becomes expressed. Through the eyes. When you’re on stage, your audience is just further away.

“All of that just needs to be amplified in a way that it includes all of your body, really. You need to just use your self in another way, in a somewhat amplified way.”

Parker also currently stars on your laptop in Netflix’s House of Cards, where she plays Congresswoman Jackie Sharp, an often-ally of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, in the show’s second and third seasons.

Video/Files: The Canadian Press

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