Sarah Jessica Parker in September 2011 Marie Claire Pictures

Sarah Jessica Parker Tells Marie Claire What Scares Her the Most and How She Does It All

Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a pink-and-red look on the cover.

Sarah Jessica Parker posed for Marie Claire's 2011 September issue in a bold, colorblocked dress. The actress's latest movie, I Don't Know How She Does It, hits theaters the same month. The comedy, which also stars Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan, and Busy Philipps, tackles the challenges that working moms face as they try to juggle it all. It's a theme SJP can relate to as a mom of three and a movie star. She talked about striking a balance in her working and personal life in the magazine and also shared some of the ways she maintains a sense of normalcy despite her celebrity status. She said:

  • On why she never wanted fame: "I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way. I am so desperately worried about anybody saying, 'She cut in line' or 'She took our table' or 'She got out of jury duty' or 'She doesn't do her own grocery shopping.' The things that bother me are counter to who I am and the way I live. It's not like it's hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school."
  • On balancing her many commitments: "I love, love, love being an actor. It's still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I've always been someone who likes a busy day. I love the opportunities, and if I can manage my time and the children are okay and we're okay, it's hard to say no."
  • On protecting her marriage to Matthew Broderick: "We don't talk about our marriage a lot, which is probably wise. There are so many other things in our lives that take precedence over the splitting of the atom of our marriage."
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