Sarah Jessica Parker calls discussion about her looks ‘misogynist’

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Sarah Jessica Parker has hit out at talk about her appearance as ‘misogynist’ – noting that men are rarely subjected to the same criticism.

The 56-year-old is reprising the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and The City reboot And Just Like That…, 23 years after the show first started.

Of course, this means that Sarah, Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) are 23 years older than when they first hit our screens, and when the limited series was announced, there was some trolling about the actresses’ ages and looks. 

Sarah is not going to stand for it, though, and pointed out that men in the public eye are allowed to age while their female counterparts are criticised for it.

Speaking to Vogue, the star said: ‘There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man. “Grey hair grey hair grey hair. Does she have gray hair?” I’m sitting with Andy Cohen,” Parker goes on, “and he has a full head of gray hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it okay for him? 

‘I don’t know what to tell you people! Especially on social media. Everyone has something to say. “She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.” It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, 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. 

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‘I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop ageing? Disappear?’

Samantha Irby, a writer on the show, added that it is ‘revolutionary’ to do a show about ‘middle-aged women with their ageing lady bodies’.

And Just Like That… follows the women of Sex and The City – minus Samantha Jones, as Kim Cattrall chose not to return for the reboot – now in their 50s, but still navigating love, sex, friendship and their careers. 

Carrie is now a podcaster as well as a freelance writer, and from set pictures, we know that her husband Mr Big (Chris Noth) is still in the picture.

However, other photos show the return of Big’s ex Natasha (Bridget Moynihan) and Carrie getting close with a new man, so rumours are a-flying that we won’t be seeing the couple in marital bliss.

The new series will explore how our faves are navigating life in their 50s (Picture: Gotham/GC Images)

Miranda’s husband Steve (David Eigenberg) and Charlotte’s husband Harry (Evan Handler) are also back for the reboot, as are Anthony (Mario Cantone) and Stanford (Willie Garson).

Sadly, Garson died during filming aged 57, after battling pancreatic cancer.

In her Vogue interview, Sarah – who was close friends with Garson – paid tribute to the actor, as well as her business partner George Malkemus, who died days before, also from cancer.

And Just Like That… is out this December. 


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