Sarah Jessica Parker covers Elle magazine January 2011, as shot by Tom Munro, as I resign myself to the weight gain of the year gone by, and promise not to drink myself into 2015, come Christmas. This interview is in the same vein as Reese Witherspoon’s interview with Glamour. In that, Witherspoon spoke about ageing in Hollywood and becoming more confident and comfortable in one’s skin over time. Parker joins the slightly worn discussion, asked of every one from actresses 20 years her senior to 28-year-old Anne Hathaway in Vogue. From her interview snippets, below, we learn how Parker feels about ageing naturally, how it felt to meet her twins after their birth to a surrogate and her role as a fashion designer. Thankfully, we’re spared further quotes about a possible Sex and The City 3, as hinted by Kristin Davis. The issue will be on newsstands December 15.
- On aging naturally: ‘I don’t know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I’m aging all the time. It’s like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic?’
- On meeting the twins after their birth: ‘[Meeting them] is hard to describe. Everything is suspended. I can’t even tell you what other sounds were in the room. I loved them immediately, but everything, their size, the shape of their heads, the color of their hair, their noses, their eyes, was new to me. They looked surprisingly different from [James Wilkie], which I wasn’t expecting.’
- On her reaction to being offered the position of President and Chief Creative Officer at Halston and Halston Heritage: ‘I kept saying, ‘You understand, by offering this you are going to be criticized?’ It took me a long time to say yes.’
- On taking her role at Halston very seriously: ‘I said, ‘Please know this now: I will never do this for a title. I will never dip in and out of this. I’ll do it like everything else I’ve ever done. I’ll be involved down to the splitting of the atom.”
- On her design skills: ‘I might not have the language; I can’t always tell you the exact blend of a fabric, but I figure it out.’
- On her daughter Tabitha’s style: ‘She’s crazy for bows; she wants her head covered in them.’