10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Jessica Parker
Some little-known facts about the fashionista, mom of three and one of our favorite actresses!
Sarah Jessica Parker has become the poster child for every stiletto-wearing, Cosmo-drinking woman in her 20s, 30s and 40s. SJP, as she is better known by her legion of fans, has been acting since she was 8, but the character that has captured the hearts — and closet envy — of women around the world is Carrie Bradshaw: a flawed yet lovable modern woman of the 21st century. As we count down the days till the Sex and the City sequel hits movie screens next May, we can cure our jonesing with a little dose of SJP in the new romantic comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans. She teams with Hugh Grant to play a couple of out-of-love New Yorkers dumped in the wilds of Wyoming. Sounds like fun to us! Here are some surprising facts about the 44-year-old actress, producer, fashion icon and mother of three.
1. She was reluctant to sign on for her career-changing role as Carrie Bradshaw.
Even though Sarah Jessica was executive producer Darren Star’s first choice for the role of Carrie, she wasn’t sure it was a good career move. “I haven’t done a television show in 10 years,” she said in Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell. Starr even offered to make her a producer if she signed on. After her agent and husband, Matthew Broderick, told her she would be crazy to turn it down, she finally said yes. She is the only one of the four lead actresses who’s never done a nude scene on the show or in the film because her contract has a strict no-nudity clause in it.