Sarah Jessica Parker graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK magazine's April 2014 issue

On her well-known fame: 

"I never wanted to be famous. And I won't trade on it in any way. It's not like it's hard to be respectful and well behaved. I don't read anything. I don't Google myself. Good God, no! I have absolutely no constitution for that. I'm curious about everything, except what people have to say about me. It's the random cruelty I really don't understand. It's not good for us. I don't know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place."

On her strict work ethic: 

"My mother was chic but we were broke. Inside the house was chaos and madness... I appreciated everything. I think that there are probably a lot of people that don't care as much, and it all still works for them. But I can't have my name on something and no be totally involved. It can often make things really hard but that's simply the way I have to be."

On "Sex and the City": 

"[I think women love Carrie because] she was a really good friend. That's why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishness. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we're not always the very best friends we can be... It's kind of surprising to say, but in a way ['Sex and the City'] was a more innocent time. I think so much reality television - and the women that dominate culture today - are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that's really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other [women] in 'Sex and the City' were really nice to each other."

On her shoe line: 

"Having played this character for so long who had such a love for shoes - and, you know, some might say a reckless desire to have them - I thought, 'This is what I'd really like to do now.' I called [George Malkemus] and said,'I have this crazy idea...'"

On her secrets to having a happy marriage: 

"Bruce Paltrow [Gwyneth's father] had a great quote. I'm almost scared to tell you... but someone asked how he stayed married all these years and he said, 'We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.' Now everyone will think there was a period at which we did want to get divorced. But you stay married because you want to be there, despite everything. I don't know, it seems like it's just a deserving of effort as anything else is, certainly a career. I guess we both want to be in it."



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