Hunter Parrish Talks “It’s Complicated” and Being Bad

I really love Hunter Parrish, although he’s one of those actors I forget about a lot because he never does anything to make he hate him like date someone who’s the equivelent of Satan/Lindsay Lohan, act pretentious, or say something stupid for attention.  But he’s starring Meryl Streep’s new movie “It’s Complicated” and I found this interview which I thought was fun, so enjoy!  He seems like such a nice guy.

Hunter Parrish won’t stop apologizing over the phone. “I’ve never done this to anyone,” he says when he calls a few minutes late for our interview.

Sure. That’s what all you young (he’s 22), hot (see to the right) Hollywood actors say.

“Oh, no,” he groans. “Now I’m one of those guys.”

The Plano, Texas, native seems to have a built-in aversion to superficiality, unlike many square-jawed Hollywood heartthrobs in the making. He’s single. He wants to record a folk album. He lives with a couple of his friends (and his Siberian husky) in a house rented on the cheap in Hollywood. He doesn’t even smoke, which seems impossible considering his day job: playing a drug-dealing, MILF-screwing teen on Showtime’s popular pot dramedy, Weeds. (Costar Kevin Nealon had to show him how to use a bong.) But Parrish’s boyish naïveté is what makes him so genuinely appealing. Even Mary-Louise Parker, his on-screen drug-kingpin mom, has said, “I want my son to be like Hunter.”

“I keep getting cast as this bad guy, and I don’t know why,” he says. He’s referring to his bully to Zac Efron in last year’s 17 Again, and his beloved-by-critics Broadway bout in the hypersexual Tony-winning indie musical Spring Awakening. This month, he appears as son to Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in It’s Complicated, a Nancy Meyers–directed dysfunctional-family film also starring Steve Martin and John Krasinksi. “I had a healthy fear,” he says of his heavyweight costars. “A respectful fear.” Gosh, even the guy’s fears are polite.


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