Why Sarah Jessica Parker Isn’t Really Interested In Talking About Ageing Anymore
"We are all different."
Sarah Jessica Parker has gotten candid abut ageing – and why she’s not really interested in talking about it anymore.
The Sex and the City and And Just Like That star has said that her decision to allow herself to age naturally is often pondered… and she wonders why.
“I am so confused by the fact that the majority of men my age are simply never asked about ageing,” she told Glamour magazine last week. “We all wake up, have a million things going on, and just need to get on with our days – I don’t understand the emphasis that is placed on the pondering of ageing.”
SJP added that she had no qualms with other women in Hollywood opting for cosmetic surgery and other treatments, but that that’s not something she’s interested in.
“I love that people choose to do what they want, and find a way that makes them feel better when they walk out the door,” she said.
“They are just not something I choose to do. Also I’m an actor – I’m meant to be sharing emotion and communicating with my face, which for me needs to move. This is just how I feel for me, and absolutely doesn’t mean the same applies for someone else. We are all different and I love that about women.”
This isn’t the first time that SJP has gotten honest about Hollywood’s obsession with ageing women. Earlier this year, the actor told Allure that she doesn’t put that much thought into what she looks like.
She said: “I just don’t spend that much time. It’s not that I don’t have an ego, that I don’t have a decent, healthy amount of vanity, but I just don’t want to spend that much time really deconstructing it all.
“I like to be graceful with myself. I’m not delusional. I know that age adds up, and that there are consequences to being 51, 52, 53. I get it.
“My hair is pretty much as it’s always been. I wash it, I put some conditioner on the ends, I pull it back into a ponytail or a bun. My face is my face. It is what it is.”
SJP’s refreshing attitude towards ageing – and beauty in general – isn’t a once off. Just a few weeks ago, Pamela Anderson stepped out at Paris Fashion Week wearing no makeup – a move that was praised by many given the intense attention often paid to Pamela’s looks.
More of women being allowed to be themselves, please – whatever that might look like.