Mary-Louise Parker has been knocked out of “The Slap.”
Parker had to bow out of the miniseries, which was written by “Brothers & Sisters” alum Jon Robin Baitz due to health issues. The actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Thurman will now play the role of Anouk, a close friend of Hector’s (Peter Sarsgaard) who’s the head writer on a TV show and is now dating the younger leading man (Penn Badgley). Anouk is described as strong, intelligent, with no children.
The miniseries, based on a novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, explores the fallout that occurs after a child is slapped at a party.
TVLine first reported the “Slap” recast.
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