Sarah Jessica Parker glitters in gold on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
In this new interview Parker dishes on husband Matthew Broderick and why she keeps their private life away from the public. She also gives some details on the HBO project she’s producing.
On rumors of Matthew Broderick’s alleged affair:
“Yeah, I didn’t comment on it,” Parker acknowledges, adding, “People have asked me about my marriage, ‘How do you make it work, and I say, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ That’s not really true. It’s sort of a nasty response.” She thinks for a moment. “Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream. It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of. I never saw the trappings; nobody talked about being a celebrity. So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.
On her love for husband Matthew Broderick:
“There’s also the reality of your life,” she continues. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
On the new HBO show she’s producing and possibly star in: “It’s about a woman, a beloved talk-show host out of Minneapolis, whose husband is a cook. He sort of put his career on hold while she had this big success, and ultimately they move to New York to give his career a chance. But they’re floundering. He’s a hothead and he can’t really keep a job. Deeply lovable.” In the emotional turmoil her character winds up having an affair. “When we started working on this,” she says, “it became clear that women in their 40s are having affairs, and if they’re not having an affair, then one of their best friends is. How do we treat our marriages, and how can you be deeply involved and in love with someone else and also be in love with your husband? How are you a good mother? And what does it do to a marriage to be so deeply distracted elsewhere?”
[Source- Harper’s Bazaar]