Sarah Jessica Parker posed in a skintight dress for her very first ‘Cosmopolitan’ cover, admitting that fans are STILL mad at her for teasing a third ‘Sex and the City’ movie on Instagram.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 50, might have played relationship and sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, but the star hasn’t posed for Cosmopolitan until now! She looks fabulous in a light pink dress, while inside she admits that fans were outraged at the star after she teased a third Sex and the City film.
“Oh my god. When I posted that picture and people were in a rage at me, I was shocked. They were convinced I had been taunting them. I’m not that clever! And to what end would I relish dangling this idea and then saying there’s no movie? I’m still finding people and being like, ‘No @BoobityBopBeep! Why would I hurt you?’ I’ve never been a mean girl,” she said, addressing the image.
Just like Carrie Bradshaw, SJP has a serious penchant for fabulous fashion — even if it results in memes, like her much-talked about Met Gala outfit did — and her family noticed, too! “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!”
The star also opened up about feminism as she said she considers herself a humanist. “As [playwright] Wendy Wasserstein would say, I’m a humanist. I’m enormously appreciative of the work that my mother’s generation did. We are the beneficiaries of a lot of disappointment, heartache, discouragement, and misunderstanding. But 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.”
She addressed which political issues she thinks are most important. “Equality in pay. Paid sick leave. The thing that would change people’s lives maybe more than anything, assuming that we maintain access to health care, is child care. If I could guarantee every mother who is working two, three jobs that she had good child care that didn’t make her anxious all day—people would probably work in more efficient ways. How many times do you hear a wealthy person get asked, How do you do it all? If I’m asked that question one more time… I’m like, are you kidding me? Ask someone who looks like she’s about to drop, How are you doing? How are you managing?”
For more on SJP, be sure to scoop up the August 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan.