Oscar nominee Uma Thurman has stepped in after one of the stars dropped out of an upcoming NBC miniseries. TheWrap.com reports that Thurman will replace Mary-Louise Parker in “The Slap.”
Parker, known for her lead role as Nancy Botwin on Showtime’s “Weeds,” dropped out of the project because of health issues, with the actress recovering from pneumonia. Thurman will take on her role, a woman called Anouk who is a close friend of Hector’s, who is played by Peter Sarsgaard. Her character is the head writer on a TV show.
The miniseries is about the repercussions from an incident involving an adult slapping another parent’s child at a party.
Parker won a Golden Globe for best actress in 2006 for “Weeds,” alon with a win in 2004 for “Angels in America.” Thurman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for “Pulp Fiction,” also has a Golden Globe for a TV performance, for the 2002 HBO production “Hysterical Blindness.”