Sarah Jessica Parker has slammed the ‘misogynistic chatter’ about her and her Sex and the City cast age that surfaced on social media when the 10-episode revival of the beloved HBO series titled Ans Just Like That…was announced. The highly-anticipated sequel is all set to bring back the lively trip of Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) navigating life and friendship in their 50s in NYC. Sarah rebuked some of the netizens who hurled insensitive comments at the actors over the ageing of the cast inn the series.
In her interview to a fashion magazine, Sarah discussed some of the negative commentary that centred around the leading cast and said, “There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man. Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?’ I’m sitting with Andy Cohen and he has a full head of gray hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don’t know what to tell you people. Especially on social media. Everyone has something to say. ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.’”
She further said, “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”
The remaining member of the original quarter-Kim Cattrall is not involved with the series after a feud with Sarah. The follow-up series will, however, feature some new cast members including Sara Ramirez, Karen Pittman and Nicole Ari Parker, to better reflect the city’s real-life diversity. Sex and the City veterans Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Willie Garson, who died from pancreatic cancer in September, will also appear in And Just Like That…