Sarah Jessica Parker: from free lunch to Forbes list

Sarah Jessica Parker never imagined the Hollywood life she’s found herself living. Hear how the Sex and the City star went from free lunch as a kid to crowning Forbes’ list of top earners. And yes — more SATC3 talk!

From humble beginnings Sarah Jessica Parker has risen to fame and riches. The beloved star of the Sex and the City franchise has opened up in the latest issue of Parade about everything from money to kids and what she knows about Sex and the City 3!

Sarah Jessica Parker

On Forbes’ list of highest-earning actresses:

Sarah Jessica Parker says, “Where do they get these numbers? I didn’t plot a future like this, although I know some people do. When Matthew and I started working, all we knew is that we wanted to be great actors. I don’t think I ever thought about money or that people would know my name. I loooove the work! When I was a little girl getting free lunches in Cincinnati, could I imagine being on a list in Forbes magazine?”

On James Wilkie’s acting dreams:

“I don’t want him to do it until after he goes to college: But part of me thinks maybe it’s better if he knows the truth now about how hard it is to be a working actor. I don’t know that he grasps what it took to get us here.”

On balancing career and motherhood:

“We’ve had two occasions recently where both Matthew and I were working, and it was so hard on the kids. Especially James Wilkie, because he can really articulate how he feels about our absence. On the other hand, there are big chunks of time when we’re home a lot more than conventionally working parents. So you hope to make up for it.”

On twins Loretta and Tabitha:

“They’re talking, they’re running, they need me. Loretta is deeply inquisitive: ”Do you see that, do you hear that, Mama?’ She constantly checks that we are connecting with her.” Her sister is the family princess: “Tabitha does not give; she receives.”

On using babysitters, but no live-in help:

“We love closing the door and having the only people in the house be our three children and us. It’s such a good feeling to know that we’re competent and capable and that it’s private.”

Any chance for a Sex and the City 3 movie?

“There is. I know what the story is. It’s a small story, but I think it should be told. The question is, what’s the right time to tell it?”

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