Sarah Jessica Parker Slams ‘Misogynist Chatter’ About Being an Actress and Aging
Sarah Jessica Parker has absolutely had it with the “misogynist chatter” she’s faced about her looks as an actress in Hollywood.
The Sex and the City star has been making headlines lately ahead of next month’s release of the hit HBO series’ spinoff, And Just Like That…. In a recent interview with Vogue, Parker talked candidly about how women are treated and viewed in the public sphere in comparison with men.
"There's so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would Never. Happen. About. A. Man,” she told the publication, which notes that she punctuated every word. “‘Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?' I'm sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don't know what to tell you people!"
Parker went on to say that the worst offenders are “especially on social media.”
“Everyone has something to say. ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.’ It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?” she stressed.
Of some of the naysayers on social media, And Just Like That… showrunner and former producer/writer for SATC Michael Patrick King told Vogue that one less-than-kind “response online was people sharing pictures of The Golden Girls.”
“And I was like, ‘Wow, so it’s either you’re 35, or you’re retired and living in Florida. There’s a missing chapter here,’” he shared.
We couldn’t agree more with a sentiment shared by And Just Like That… writer Samantha Irby: “I think it’s revolutionary to do a show about middle-aged women, with their aging lady bodies,” she told Vogue.
And Just Like That… premieres on HBO Max next month.