"I really can't do much about what people think of my appearance," she said.
A lot more women are coming to terms with the fact that aging is a natural process that shouldn't cause worry and stress. It might be particularly hard for women in the beauty or movie industry where they're told to look a certain way all the time. It's funny how men don't receive the same rules when it comes to aging. Fortunately, times are changing and actresses are more focused on style and fashion or their work rather than the wrinkles on their faces.
Sarah Jessica Parker received a lot of scrutiny along with her Sex and the City co-stars over how their physical appearances have changed as they've gotten older. The 58-year-old told Vogue in 2021, "There's so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man. 'Gray hair, gray hair, gray hair. Does she have gray hair?'" She brought up how she was sitting with Andy Cohen once (whose silver locks are hard to miss) and the media went into a frenzy. She pointed out that "he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it OK for him? I don't know what to tell you people!"
Cohen came to her defense while appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show, explaining, “We were at lunch and there was a paparazzi, and she’s sitting next to me, white hair. All the articles were ‘Sarah Jessica Parker, she’s going gray’ and ‘She looks old,’ and it was insanity.”
He continued, “Here she is sitting next to me, who’s gray, and people just missed the mark totally. It was so misogynistic.”
More recently Parker told Vogue France in an interview that she stopped thinking about her age and the process of aging. It's more important to her to feel comfortable in what she wears. "I don't see it as something to worry about. Well, I don't know if it's denial or that I just don't want to face reality (laughs)! I don't see the point of trying to suspend time." Clarifying that she does care about her appearance from time to time and looking presentable when it's appropriate, she is now less bothered what about "other people think of my appearance. How do I feel when I wear a dress? That's what matters. I dress in a way that makes me feel good and I hope that it's also interesting for people.”
The actress is looking forward to the second season of the HBO Max revival of Sex and the City. The official And Just Like That... Instagram account shared several photos of Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbett who played former flames in the original holding hands as they walked down the street in New York City. The post was captioned, "Shh. Don't tell anyone." To which Parker replied, "Shhhh. X, SJ."
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