Sarah Jessica Parker Talks About Living In The Spotlight

In the September issue of Marie Claire, Sarah Jessica Parker talks about life as a celebrity and being a mom to twins Loretta and Tabitha and James Wilkie. Living in New York, she wants to go about her day just like anyone else and not use the fame card.

She explains, “I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard not to trade on it in any way. I am so desperately worried about anybody saying, ‘She cut in line’, or ‘She took our table’, or ‘She got out of jury duty’, or ‘She doesn’t do her own grocery shopping’. The things that bother me are counter to who I am and the way I live. It’s not like it’s hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.”

Parker, who stars in the new flick I Don’t Know How She Does It, adds that she thrives on her career.

I love, love, love being an actor. It’s still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I’ve always been someone who likes a busy day. I love the opportunities, and if I can manage my time and the children are okay and we’re okay, it’s hard to say no…”

As for being married to Matthew Broderick, she keeps more mum on that subject.

She says, “We don’t talk about our marriage a lot, which is probably wise. There are so many other things in our lives that take precedence over the splitting of the atom of our marriage.”

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  • Anna

    The twins are called Marion Loretta and Tabitha…

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, Anna but while Loretta’s first name is Marion; she is neither referred to by two names (like James Wilkie) or by Marion. She is simply called Loretta.

    • JJ

      It’s common knowledge that Marion goes by Loretta. James wanted one of his sisters to be called Marion – so they gave him his wish but they call her Loretta.

  • Sophia

    She seems like such a lovely, down-to-earth person and mother, and I love that she doesn’t let her fame get in the way of her being a good and honest person. Obviously she has advantages that people who don’t have her money and status don’t have, but it seems as though she values the “normal” things in day-to-day life, which is refreshing. I really like her attitude 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care for her as an actress, but I love how decent she sounds in the interview.

  • SMH

    Not to drag out the name thing but one of my pet peeves is giving your kid a first and middle name and calling them by the middle name. Why not just name her Loretta Marion if you knew your intent was to call her Loretta?! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Their son James insisted that one of the girls be called Marion, so while they obliged, they still prefer their choice of the name Loretta.

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