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Parker tells ABC News that MacLaine chose being a movie star over being a mother.
"She was very absent. I was very lonely -- very lonely. Definitely. And I still struggle with abandonment issues and loneliness," says Parker.
MacLaine said in a 1990 interview, "I saw my mother suppress her own creativity. I wasn't going to let that happen to me. First of all, children pick up on that and they feel guilty about ... having been responsible for your not realizing your creativity, so that was not going to happen. »
Seeing her mom, Shirley MacLaine, play a saucy septuagenarian on Downton Abbey, Sachi Parker couldn't help but smile. "She was true to form," Parker says of MacLaine, 78, whose zinger-slinging turn as Lady Grantham's American mom shook up the big house this season. "It certainly hit home." Hearing about Parker's relationship with MacLaine makes it easy to understand why. Raised mostly by her dad, Parker grew up feeling distanced from her movie-star mother. She yearned for MacLaine's attention - so much so that when Parker, 56, also an actress, became a mom herself (to Frank Jr., 16, and Arin, »
In a shocking memoir 'Lucky Me: My Life With - And Without - My Mom' released this weekend, Parker said that the now 78-year-old actress took little interest in her life until she was 17, the Daily Mail reported.
Then, she and her boyfriend, Brad, were invited to the Maclaine's California beachfront flat where she claims that she met her mother's sex therapist friends, Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen.
She wrote that Phyllis told Maclaine that it would be a fabulous opportunity for Parker to have her first. »
- Diksha Singh
3 items from 2013
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