Sarah Jessica Parker has criticised society for the “sexist” way the ageing of women is seen.
In a new interview with Instyle, Parker opened up about how she stays optimistic about growing older.
“I don’t think about it. I mean, that’s the God’s honest truth,” she said.
“I’m forced to think about it because of what I do for a living and because other people seem to want me to think about it or they’re thinking about my age.”
She clarified: “It doesn’t mean that I’m delusional or that I live in some false universe where I’m in amber and I’m not changing.
“I’ve asked a huge amount of myself physically on camera and off camera on stage. I’ve run and jumped and worked my body for 40-some years. I’m feeling it.”
Parker acknowledged that “anxiety is legitimate and well-placed because there is such a huge amount of focus and attention on women and ageing”.
“I’m confounded by the fact that we simply don’t talk about men that way,” she added. “It’s bizarre to me that we are still so transparently sexist about these things.”
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