Sarah Jessica Parker for US Vogue
US Vogue May 2010
Photographed by Mario Testino
With the release of Sexer and the Cityer (which to be perfectly honest, we’re not in any rush to see after we saw that trailer), expect to get more of SJP in your face for the next couple of months than you may have been prepared for. We’ve got nothing against the gal, but why don’t the other three members of the cast get as much press and attention as she does?
Still, despite the previous paragraph, we have no beef with Sarah J, even though she seems to come in for an awful lot of criticism and backlash. Yes, that cover shot is embarassingly over-Photoshopped, but we can’t blame her for that, can we? To be honest, we think these actresses need to take more control and only agree to do editorials if they promise not to make her look like an alien on the cover. Check out that arm.
And the thing is, she didn’t need it. She looks fabulous enough in the clothes, all of which were fantastic choices. We don’t always love her own style choices, but the fact is, she IS a style icon, whether by her own hand or through the work of stylists. She’s sustained that image for a good 15 years now. Bottom line (and we’ve said this about her before): the lady just knows how to wear the hell out of clothes. We love the pictures. So there.
Oh, and here are some interview tidbits:
On having children with a surrogate mother: “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s–suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and–I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary.”
On the importance of keeping perspective: “We painted our patio furniture ourselves…. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”
The upcoming Sex and the City sequel: “We four women, despite I guess what a lot of people hope, have never been better. This movie–and maybe it’s because we actually lived together–it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”
Sex and the City getting older: “We’re still playing–uh, I don’t know how old Carrie is! Is she about 42 now? I think Carrie’s younger than I [Parker is 45], and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she’s 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically.”
Her introduction to New York and Halston: “I came to New York originally in 1976, and then I got this part in Annie around the corner from Studio 54. I was a little girl, and for some reason they always invited the cast of Annie to Studio 54, so there I was at thirteen and fourteen, and the doorman would usher us in, literally underneath his arms. And it was 1977 in New York City, and you couldn’t be alive and not know the name Halston.”
Her new position with Halston: “There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes…. It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no.”
[Photo Credit: vogue.com/style.com - Video Credit: vogue.com]
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