December 2nd, 2010
05:13 PM ET
Sarah Jessica Parker is the second actress this week to confirm in an interview that yes, even Hollywood stars have to face getting older at some point. (Shocking, we know.)
And, like Reese Witherspoon, Parker, 45, tries to keep aging in perspective.
“I don’t know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I’m aging all the time,” she tells Elle in the magazine’s January cover story. “It’s like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic?”
Instead of focusing on the years passing by, Parker has turned her attention to the industry that she’s become an emblem of, thanks in part to her longtime portrayal of the sartorial risk-taker Carrie Bradshaw: fashion. The actress and producer recently added the title of President and Chief Executive Officer of Halston and Halston Heritage to her resume, but she says her involvement isn’t in name only.
“I said, ‘Please know this now: I will never do this for a title. I will never dip in and out of this. I’ll do it like everything else I’ve ever done. I’ll be involved down to the splitting of the atom,’” Parker told Elle. And while she admits she might not “have the language” of the business down quite yet – “I can’t always tell you the exact blend of a fabric,” she said – the mom of three is figuring it out.
Speaking of Parker’s kids, she also opened up on meeting her twin girls for the first time after their birth via a surrogate last summer.
“[Meeting them] is hard to describe,” she said. “Everything is suspended. I can’t even tell you what other sounds were in the room. I loved them immediately, but everything—their size, the shape of their heads, the color of their hair, their noses, their eyes—was new to me.”
So new, in fact, that Parker says she didn’t see a lot of resemblance between the twins and her 8-year-old son, James Wilkie, during that initial meeting. “They looked surprisingly different from James,” Parker said, “which I wasn’t expecting.”
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