Sarah Jessica Parker Covers 'Cosmopolitan,' Talks Being a Humanist And Her Met Gala Memes
Though there may not be a Sex and the City 3 in the works any time soon but, Sarah Jessica Parker’s still workin’ it on the August cover of Cosmopolitan. Aside from immensely apologizing for sparking arguably one of the biggest misunderstandings interpreted from an Instagram photo, in which case false rumors of a new installment to the SATC series spread, Sarah Jessica Parker dishes on being a humanist, those hilarious MET Gala memes, and the political issues she’s most concerned about.
In a behind-the-scenes video of her shoot, the Nelsonville, Ohio native told Cosmo that the most significant similarity between herself and on-screen persona Carrie Bradshaw is their burning passion and admiration for Manhattan.
"People genuinely look different in the city,“ she explains. “There are women I see on the subway that I know are coming in from Staten Island or the Bronx and I love how they look. I love how they’ve done their lip liner or pulled their hair back really tight. It encourages you to cultivate your own."
City fashion is fierce. I worked in different parts of Manhattan during and post undergrad and, speaking as a born-and-bred Jersey girl, there is a strong sense of experimentation and expressive freedom in the city that you will rarely find elsewhere. Of course, to experiment is to find error, and like Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker is once in awhile so blinded by the curiosity unique designs often ignite, she cannot see the red flag (or in this case, flames) of a fashion don’t.
When asked if she had come across any of her (hilarious) Met Gala ensemble-inspired memes, she admits to having seen at least one of them.
“The one thing that I saw, which was so amazing (my son showed it to me) was my headpiece cooking Rihanna like an egg. Can I tell you something though? I never saw the headpiece as flames, I never saw it!" Parker said.
It's OK, SJP, I'll forgive you.
Aside from fashionista, the actress fancies herself a humanist (rather than a feminist) as well.
"I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles. People of color, gays, lesbians, and transgenders who are carving out this space. I'm not spitting in the face or being lazy about what still needs to be done — but I don't think it's just women anymore. We would be so enormously powerful if it were a humanist movement," Parker said.
An advocate for human rights, fashion designer and actress, it would seem as though Sarah Jessica Parker has it all figured out. While fans await for a legitimate announcement for another Sex and the City film, they'll just have to wait patiently and watch how the real Carrie Bradshaw is making her mark off screen.
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