Sarah Jessica Parker Once Shared How She Knew She Would Never Become a Movie Star

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Gala
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It’s well known that Parker didn’t come on board the Sex and the City series easily. A young star at the time, Parker was already in the midst of building a respectable filmography. She felt tying herself down to a series might only impede her growth as a film actor.

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s most popular role might be columnist Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. But before starring in the hit television series, she’d already made waves in Hollywood by starring in several movies.

Despite her growing filmography, however, there came a point where Parker realized movie-stardom might not have been for her.

Sarah Jessica Parker was concerned that she’d sacrifice film opportunities for ‘Sex and the City’

Sarah Jessica Parker | Cindy Ord/Getty Images

It’s well known that Parker didn’t come on board the Sex and the City series easily. A young star at the time, Parker was already in the midst of building a respectable filmography. She felt tying herself down to a series might only impede her growth as a film actor.

In an old interview with Larry King, Parker opened up about feeling uncertain about going back to television after a decade.

“I had been working in movies and working in theater and living in New York, and I was concerned about the time constraint and about the idea of television making you so identifiably one person and that it wouldn’t give me opportunities to do movies and to work in the theater and have options,” she said.

However, the Sex and the City script was too attractive for Parker to pass up the opportunity. After taking the role, the Emmy-winner shared that she never looked back.

Why Sarah Jessica Parker felt she would never become a movie star

Parker was already somewhat of a veteran actor even when she was on the rise in Hollywood. The fashion icon had been performing from the time she was a child. Although she didn’t like the idea of child actors, she appreciated her own past work considering it was in theater and not in films.

“I worked as a child actor in New York City, mostly in theater, and it’s an entirely different set of circumstances than making movies or a TV series. The pressures are so much less, and there’s so much less money at stake. You’re not a product,” she once told the LA Times.

Eventually, Parker would transition into more mainstream roles acting alongside major stars. L.A. Story and Ed Wood were just a couple of the notable films she starred in during the 90s. Despite her growing filmography, however, true movie stardom seemed to elude the actor. This baffled some of Parker’s collaborators,

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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