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Sarah Jessica Parker's Twins Are Complete Opposites: 'One's Inquisitive, The Other's A Princess!'

Fri, August 19, 2011 3:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

In Parade magazine, SJP opens up about her rambunctious babies and her 8-year-old son who’s aspiring to be an actor!

They may be twins, but Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick‘s girls Tabitha Elwell and Marion Loretta are NOTHING alike. Actually, they’re the exact opposite! The Sex and the City star reveals to Parade magazine that her life as a working mom-of-three isn’t always easy, especially when you have an 8-year-old son who wants to be an actor and a pair of girls in their terrible twos!

SJP’s son James Wilkie is obviously following in his parent’s famous footsteps — the little guy won’t stop nagging mom and dad about auditions. But, SJP is weary to let him try out for anything just yet.

“I don’t want him to do it until after he goes to college: But part of me thinks maybe it’s better if he knows the truth now about how hard it is to be a working actor,” she tells Parade. “I don’t know that he grasps what it took to get us here.”

On the other hand, Tabitha and Loretta (as mom and dad call her), are not into acting per se, just acting out! “They’re talking, they’re running, they need me,” SJP, 46, explains of her adorable twins. “Loretta is deeply inquisitive: ‘Do you see that, do you hear that, Mama?’ She constantly checks that we are connecting with her. Her sister is the family princess: Tabitha does not give; she receives.” Haha!

But although SJP’s kids “need” her, sometimes, the career comes a calling and that’s when it gets tough.

“We’ve had two occasions recently where both Matthew and I were working, and it was so hard on the kids. Especially James Wilke, because he can really articulate how he feels about our absence,” she admits. “On the other hand, there are big chunks of time when we’re home a lot more than conventionally working parents. So you hope to make up for it.”

“We love closing the door and having the only people in the house be our three children and us,” Sarah Jessica adds. “It’s such a good feeling to know that we’re competent and capable and that it’s private.”

Don’t you love that SJP and Matthew do it all? It proves that they’re all about their kids!

–Leigh Blickley

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