It’s so much fun to read Sarah Jessica Parker in her interviews because if you ask me, she’s one of the more intelligent celebrities out there and always has something insightful to say. The actress opens up this month to Harper’s Bazaar magazine where she talks about her style choices and her marriage to Matthew Broderick. Here are some highlights:
On her image: “I don’t think I’ve ever spent 10 minutes calculating my image. I can’t even recall a conversation.”
On teaming up with Monolo Blahnik: “The shoe business is so exciting because we don’t have to think of black and brown as the only neutrals anymore,” she says.
On her fashion collaborations: “We’ve all worked with complicated people and I always think that I can disarm them. I love collaborating. I’m a great listener and learner, and I don’t think I know more than they do. I’m transparent.”
On her marriage: “Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream. It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of. I never saw the trappings; nobody talked about being a celebrity. So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.
“There’s also the reality of your life,” she continues. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
Photos via Harper’s Bazaar