Weeds star leaving show after five years

Weeds star Elizabeth Perkins is leaving the show to join the cast of a new movie.

Perkins, who plays devious suburban mom Celia Hodes, will join the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy entitled ‘I Hop’ after five years on Weeds.

I Hop is to be directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) and will feature James Marsden and Russell Brand in major roles.

Perkins will play Marsden’s character’s mother.

The 49-year-old has received three Emmy award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Weeds as well as two Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Source: THR

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