Matthew Broderick Reveals Approach to Paparazzi

01/08/2010 at 06:00 PM ET
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For Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, life in New York City often goes hand in hand with the paparazzi. That much is evident each and every time the couple walk their 7-year-old son James Wilkie to school.

“Particularly when Sarah walks him, there will be photographers that go with them the whole way,” says Matthew, who is also dad to 6-month-old twins Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge. “I’m hoping things will cool down by the time the twins are out and about, but I don’t know.”

The actor, 47, keeps his cool, even though it is difficult at times. “What I try to do consciously, if I can, is to not lose my temper or anything like that because I don’t want [James] to think it’s dangerous or be scared,” Matthew explains before adding,

“It can feel scary, guys running with big backpacks and throwing their bikes in the street and pointing their long lens at a 5-year-old. I don’t think it’s ideal, but I think you still have to get to school, and if you can sort of shrug it off, eventually it’ll play out.”

When all else fails, Matthew says that he and Sarah Jessica already have a Plan B to fall back on: “Maybe we’ll move,” he muses.

Source: New York Post

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All Women Stalker on

Didn’t I read that the paparazzi situation is not that big of a deal in NY? I guess that’s different now.

selene on

I dont think the paps are that intense as they as in LA but still there.

I like his view on them, there going to be there, James has to go to school so get on with it.

marfmom on

AWS: I don’t think there as bad overall in NY, but his wife is a huge star and I assume they must be hounding her, with SATC2 in production now. He’s got a good attitude about it all though!

Jennifer on

I think his approach to the paps is wise. If celebs get angry or try to avoid them and they go all nuts, the child will be scared. Also, I think wherever the celebs are, paps will be…remember Jamie Lynn Spears, they followed her to Louisiana during her prgenancy. And they followed Nicole Kidman, Rachel Griffiths, and Naomi Watts to Australia recently for Christmas. LA is pretty bad for them but they follow them everywhere, really.

Amy Herring on

What I think is hard is that people obsessively stalking you to take your picture IS alarming and having to act like it’s normal IS weird. I think some people are fighting for boundaries, like Jennifer Aniston and others, which is awesome, and on the other hand, you’ve got to cope as best as possible, which is what Matthew is trying to do.

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