Sarah Jessica Parker Describes Childbirth as ‘Absolute Euphoria'
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Sarah Jessica Parker became a household name drinking cosmos, wearing Manolo Blahniks, and living it up on the hit show, “Sex and the City.” Now, the actress, fashionista, wife, and mother of three is detailing her most memorable life moments to The Edit.
The four-time Golden Globe-winning actress might surprise many with her memories of giving birth. She said, “If I could revisit one moment in my life, it would be the birth of my children, definitely. I only got to give birth once. James is like, 'Why do you always want to talk about that?!' I'm like, 'Because it's the greatest!' There is this suspended animation around [birth]: everything goes away; the entire world is sucked up; time suspends. It's just you and, in my case, my husband, and this child, and it's absolute euphoria.”
There's also another love in SJP's life — New York. She and Matthew Broderick, her husband of nearly 20 years, have called NYC their home for decades and have created an unbreakable connection with the city. "I can't imagine living anywhere else. I mean, Matthew and I do think about it, we look [around], we just don't do it. We stay. I used to think we were selfish, but when we came back to New York after the summer break this year I asked my daughters, 'Would you prefer it if we had space?' And they said, 'No!'”
For The Edit's photo shoot, the New Yorker casually dined at a café in the Big Apple sporting a puffy black jacket, red-checkered blouse, and signature black heels, while sipping on coffee.
With the 51-year-old's love affair with New York, it was only fitting that the actress took the role of Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series “Sex and the City," but there are a few things that she regrets. “I wish I had known to take more pictures. I should have photographed every fitting of 'Sex and the City'; every shoe I ever tried on anywhere in the world, ever! I should have shot those experiences, but I didn't want to intrude on it or ask, 'Do you mind if I take your picture?' Or, 'Do you mind if I document this?' Oh, I should have taken more pictures.”
Fashion was a main focus of the series and is also a focus in her own life. “Fashion makes me feel like the other version of myself, like Sunday best. Just putting stuff on creates a feeling so specific and different than every day. Anytime you are in a fitting, it's very much about you becoming something else, and sometimes it's a familiar place, but sometimes it's completely pretend. I think a lot of other women want to feel that.”