11 March 2013 by

Sarah Jessica Parker On Why The Carrie Diaries Is Odd & How Cheap Shoes Ruined Her Feet

Sarah Jessica Parker will forever have a hold on our fashion hearts so when Net-a-Porter bagged an interview with the actress, we were all ears. Read on for SJP's thoughts on everything from ‘cheap’ heels to paving the way for Lena Dunham...

 Sarah Jessica Parker Says The Carrie Diaries Is 'Odd' And Other Soundbites From Her Net-A-Porter Interview

1. She wears seven percent of what’s in her closet

'I have more pants, more jeans, more corduroys than I ever imagined I’d own in my life. I have dresses I keep, and I go, ‘Better not throw that out because I’m gonna have an occasion’. But the occasion never presents itself and this weekend I am cleaning it all out. I said to my husband, ‘It’s going to be an echo chamber in there.''

2. She's not sure about The Carrie Diaries

'You know, I think it’s one of those tests of your generosity. She [Anna­Sophia Robb] is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it’s… odd.'

3. She finds it harder raising girls as opposed to boys

'I don’t know what happens in other homes, but in mine, it’s very, very different and much harder. I probably deserve it – I should have to deal with girls. The emotions run so much higher. The arguing about clothes? I am stunned. We have a whole fashion system to try and override the fighting.'

4. She has high hopes of seeing America’s first female President

'I’m a huge fan of Hillary Clinton. Her curiosity is so compelling to me, her desire to listen and learn and travel. Personally, and I mean this with all sincerity, I will be very, very sad if she doesn’t choose to run. I think she has so much to offer and is equipped to do it well, to be thoughtful, reasonable, strong, authoritative, empathetic. The conventionally female parts of her can partner well with the parts of her that are considered not as female to make a great leader.'

5. Her role as SATC producer paved the way for Girls

'HBO was very encouraging of the beyond-camera role I played, and I feel that had we not done it, I don't know that would have existed for Girls. It's a such a different way of thinking and it's not conventional. I also think [Lena Dunham] came along understanding her voice and with the support of a producing partner [Judd Apatow] experienced enough to say she is capable of this, she needs to be in charge of the story as it's her voice. I do feel Sex and the City's success made that possible, and it would have been different otherwise.'

6. Cheap shoes ruined her feet

'For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained. But then I did I Don’t Know How She Does It, and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got [lower priced] shoes and the bottoms weren’t leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there.' The moral of the story is, the chickens are coming home to roost. It's sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, 'You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop – and don't put cheap shoes on us?''

Sarah Jessica Parker at Manhattan Theatre Club Rehearsal Studios - September 25, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel - June 10, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the SJP collection event at Nordstrom in The Grove - March 6, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 CLIO Image Awards - May 7, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - 5 May 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at Sarah Jessica Parker In Conversation With Jonathan Tisch - May 15, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and Saint Laurent at 'City Ballet' TV programme premiere, New York - 04 November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker with Louis Vuitton bag out and about in New York - 4 September 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker at Serpentine Summer party - 27 June 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about, New York - 23 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon at Met Gala - 6 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - April 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab and Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at BAFTA Awards - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Maison Martin Margiela couture at amfAR gala in New York - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at 'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' film screening - December 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in dress and ears by L'Wren Scott at Barneys window unveiling - November 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills - October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at Maison Martin Margiela with H&M Fashion Event- October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at New York City Ballet Fall Gala - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Awards in New York City - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Louis Vuitton at the Louis Vuitton fall 2012 runway show - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture and Philip Treacy hat at the VRC Oaks Club Ladies Luncheon in Melbourne, Australia - November 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 - February 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at 'Late Show with David Letterman', New York - September 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giambattista Valli at film presentation of I Don't Know How She Does It, Moscow - August 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker the Chanel 2012 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection Show - March 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Alexander McQueen memorial service - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at the Sex And The City 2 UK Premiere - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker at Burberry, London Fashion Week - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston at Met Gala - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in L'Wren Scott at the School Of American Ballet's Winter Ball in New York City - March 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker in Nina Ricci the Sex and the City: The Movie premiere in New York - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at 'Sex and The City: The Movie' film premiere, London - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2006

Sarah Jessica Parker in Peter Soronen at the opening night for Neil Simon's The Odd Couple - October 2005

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the Fragrance Foundation's

Sarah Jessica Parket at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker at SAG Awards - 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at Emmy Awards - September 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker at the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 1997

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Ed Wood Hollywood premiere - September 1994

Sarah Jessica Parker MTV Movie Awards - 1993

Sarah Jessica Parker in Atelier Versace at For The Boys Los Angeles premiere - November 1990

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Amnesty Concert in Los Angeles - September 1998

Sarah Jessica Parker at Henry Winkler's Annual Brunch to Celebrate the Celebrity Day at MacLaren Children's Center - March 1988

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Slamdance premiere - September 1987


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