Gracing the new cover of Harper's Bazaar, 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her wedding regrets, being Carrie Bradshaw, fashion, and aging. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Sarah Jessica Parker on fashion: “I don’t have the Carrie Bradshaw passion and devotion to it, but I would much prefer that life would allow for a beautiful shoe all day long. To stand in Mr. de la Renta’s atelier and have him build a dress on you, that is amazing. And honestly, it’s a great honor to be able to borrow something that weighs 40 pounds and requires three people to help you walk.”
SJP on what she couldn’t live without: “My son! My husband! Food! Oh, fashion? I don’t know. A good bra?”
SJP on what she COULD live without: If she were to renew her wedding vows with Broderick, Sarah Jessica, who famously wore black on her wedding day, would choose white. “I’m not kidding. White it up. I’d wear a beautiful, proper wedding dress, like I should have worn on the day."
Sarah Jessica Parker on her very of-the-people way: “I’m very flattered by the connection with women. It doesn’t mean that I always want to have a picture taken at inopportune times with people on the street who stop me, but almost everything I do outside of work, I want to do it for them. They are first and foremost in my mind.”
SJP on Carrie Bradshaw: “I got to wear such incredible things, and you make such mistakes and there’s such hits and great triumphs and there’s incredible wrong, wrong, wrong. But it’s so much fun.”
SJP on aging: “It’s a real crucible because you feel daunted by your peers who somehow get younger and younger. People older than me have fewer lines than I do. And no, you’re not supposed to talk about it; you’re supposed to admire the fact that they look 22 even though they’re 58.”
SJP on surviving modern celebrity: “Don’t surround yourself with bodyguards and SUVs, and return everything you are loaned in the shape in which you received it — unless you have to cut yourself out of it! Return jewelry, return bags, clean out the bags! I would say, Try to be kind. I know what it’s like to get up the courage to approach somebody, to tell them how much you admire them.”