Fashion and blogging might be her forte. But Sarah Jessica Parker is just as skilled at preaching self-love. The Sex and The City star recently sat down to address the latest "chatter" over her appearance. And perhaps we could all learn a thing or two from her in the process...
In honor of Vogue's upcoming December issue, the blonde beauty took a spot in the hot seat to talk all things Sex and The City. But in doing so, she also took a moment to address the elephant in the room: the endless comments floating around online about her appearance - "especially on social media," as Parker explained. "Everyone has something to say."
Unfortunately, since the announcement of the upcoming reboot, And Just Like That, SJP has seen lots of unwelcomed criticism. "There's so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man," the actress confessed. Regarding what, exactly? "'Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?' I'm sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it okay for him?" Which, well, fair point.
But according to Parker, the "chatter" actually goes much deeper than critiquing silver strands or a few wrinkles. "It almost feels as if people don't want us to be perfectly okay with where we are," the actress reflected. "As if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?"
Safe to say, Carrie Bradshaw's return to the Big Apple is going to be one for the books. And with good reason. "I think it's revolutionary to do a show about middle-aged women, with their aging lady bodies," the show's writer, Samantha Irby, revealed. We couldn't agree more. Be sure to check out the And Just Like That premiere when it drops next month. And of course, stay tuned for the latest updates.