Sarah Jessica Parker has spoken candidly about how she physically sees herself and why she decided not to have plastic surgery.
SJP went through The Howard Stern Show earlier this week to discuss life, career, the latest season of And just like that…, and more. And in the middle of the interview, SJP got real about aging in Hollywood and whether or not she finds herself attractive.
SJP admitted that when he landed the lead opposite Steve Martin in the 1991 film LA Story, he believed it was Steve’s way of saying, “I think you’re attractive. You can play these kinds of parts.”
Despite feeling like she was getting that confidence boost taking on the role, SJP revealed that she never really viewed herself, physically, with any great respect.
Howard began to ask her, “When you look in the mirror, don’t you see an attractive human being?” But before he could finish the question, SJP made a face as if feeling beautiful was a foreign concept to her.
“I mean, I’m presentable,” SJP replied. “I really don’t like looking at myself. I never have.”
“I like to try on and put on the costume, but I don’t know. I think I’m fine.”
Howard then wondered if she’d ever had a “facelift, Botox” or any of the other popular procedures that women in Hollywood have been pressured into during their careers, and SJP revealed that she thought about all of them, but never really thought about it. made them.
Although she never felt the “need” to get those procedures done, SJP sees a dermatologist and enjoys skin peels and the like. SJP said he “missed out” on an “old-fashioned facelift,” but he’s okay with that decision because he’s heard horror stories.
“I understand why people make that decision, because there’s a lot of emphasis, mainly on women, on appearance.”
“I remember when we first went on the air about the new season and there were so many endless articles about getting old and aging gracefully, or Sarah Jessica’s hair is gray—it’s not gray in the first place, but who cares. But I’m sitting next to Andy Cohen, whose head is covered in gray, and you haven’t mentioned that at all.”
She added that she understands the pressure that people are under, especially women. With all the talk and opinions that go on in today’s society, SJP said that he’s not judging anyone’s decisions and that they should do whatever “makes them feel better walking out the door.”