Sarah Jessica Parker Won't Create a 'False Sense of Reality' With Children

01/11/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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Noting that she and husband Matthew Broderick “don’t have problems paying the phone or electricity bills,” Sarah Jessica Parker says the couple are often struck by how vastly different their childhoods were when compared to the upbringings being enjoyed by their three children.

“I’m certainly not going to complain about it,” she tells the UK’s Mirror. “It’s very hard to raise children in this world and not give them a false sense of reality.”

“Our circumstances are very different from my childhood in terms of concerns.”

The 44-year-old actress welcomed twins Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge in 2009, and was already mom to James Wilkie, 7. While her role in Did You Hear About the Morgans?in theaters now — was shot primarily in her adopted hometown of New York City, it also took her away on location at times, something she admits was “really difficult.”

“He was in school at the time, and I can’t just take him out when I feel like it…I don’t think I’ll do that again. It was probably worse for me than it was for him.”

When she feels overwhelmed, Sarah Jessica says she take comfort in studying other working moms.

“My children are the most important thing to me — the fact they are loved and that I have created a healthy, nurturing life for them,” she explains. “It’s very different for me and I am so admiring of women who are working and raising children, and doing it with far less than I have. I’m inspired by them.”

Source: Mirror

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stedine on

Coincidentally I am watching her husband on Ellen. He is there to promote his movie. Ellen gave him two pairs of baby sparkly heels and mini purses for his twins so they can be fashionable like their mother. So funny

ironchefmommy on

she is one of my favorite celebrities – in terms of family values and what’s truly important, she hasn’t let her fame go to her head. She makes sure her children are grounded and appreciate what they have. I always remember the interview she gave a couple of years ago where she said her son mostly wears hand-me-downs from (I think) his cousins.

I can’t wait to see those beautiful little girls as they get older!

Reader on

It seems she keeps saying these things over and over. Does she feel guilty for being so wealthy now? She shouldn’t, it’s her money that she’s worked for. She seems pretty happy with her 2 new babies, that is nice to hear.

noam on

reader: i think her comments serve a dual purpose. one, she’s promoting “did you hear about the morgans?”, a film that was widely panned and sunk at the box office. so publicists have probably advised her to steer the interview to other topic, one of which would naturally be her children. so, two, she can talk about her feelings towards other mothers/families/the way she was raised that gives an insight to her life, but doesn’t in anyway exploit her kids. i’m not saying that her comments are insincere- she seems like a great lady-i will just be surprised if, while promoting sex and the city 2 later this year, touch as often on the same topics. (because satc2 will presumably be a bigger hit…)

ED on

It’s nice that she is so open and honest and I really respect her for that but almost every week we get something like this from her!

traxie on

I don’t care if SJP says similar things every week until she’s 100, I will always appreciate her refreshing self-awareness and the fact that she’s so grounded. She is one of the most genuine celebrities around – especially when you compare her to other celebs like say, Gwyneth Paltrow whose “lifestyle” blog shows that she’s totally out of touch with the reality of most women’ lives.