How Would Carrie Bradshaw Weather the Recession? SJP Sounds Off

02/05/2009 at 02:15 PM ET

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Carrie Bradshaw may be the ultimate symbol of the fashionista who puts their wardrobe over their nest egg — who can forget Carrie’s realization that the down payment for her apartment had gone to her shoe collection instead? So how would the iconic Sex and the City character handle today’s economic woes? Sarah Jessica Parker opines to Harper’s Bazaar, “She would probably end up in a hospital. Perhaps she would go back to her ’80s stuff and start bringing it out again.” As for the March cover girl, her own take on the recession is a bit less dramatic. “I know so many people who have lost jobs, are losing jobs, husbands who have lost jobs. I can’t imagine going shopping.” But that said, Parker does allow that “I don’t have the Carrie Bradshaw passion and devotion to it, but I would much prefer that life would allow for a beautiful shoe all day long.” As for Bradshaw’s legendary wardrobe, the actress, who maintains a very un-Carrie-like home (“Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet.”), she enthuses, “I got to wear such incredible things, and you make such mistakes and there’s such hits and great triumphs and there’s incredible wrong, wrong, wrong…But it’s so much fun.” Read the full interview with Sarah Jessica at Tell us: How are you weathering the recession? Are you taking it like Carrie might or like Sarah Jessica herself?

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May on

Is that girl on the cover Sarah Jessica? Wow photoshopped much? It doesn’t even look like her.

websweweave on

Wow. That looks nothing like SJP! I hate it when they photoshop so much of the person’s face out of the cover…

Lori NYC on

This “I can’t imagine not going shopping” rivals the same stupid thing she said about having “several family members on welfare that need help”. No wonder her husband hates her.

shannon on

is her mole there or was that photo-chopped off?

Lillly on

Lori NYC, did you really read what she said. She said “I can’t imagine going shopping”, meaning that she doesn’t think shopping is a priority in a moment where people are losing their jobs. She adds that she doesn’t have the passion for shopping that her character has in the show and claims that people are dissapointed by the size of her closset, which doesn’t resemble Carrie’s. Stop writting idiotic comments when you should be workinng on your reading comprehension.

Em on

No wonder her husband hates her? Grow up. The woman has a right to an opinion, especially if someone is straight up asking her a question.

KS on

Read the article again — the quote is “I can’t imagine GOING shopping.”

Em on

I’m pretty sure she had her mole removed, surgically.

Lindsay on

Her mole was removed .. was in the news.

PA on

“No wonder her husband hates her.”!!!! Have you any proof of that? You’ve been reading the National Enquirer haven’t you? You know they’re not a reliable news source, right?

Shan on

I don’t know if this image of SJP is photoshop or a bad session of botox or maybe updated veneers, but she looks so much better natural. I have always thought SJP as very humble in her interviews. She never makes people feel as if she is better than them because he she has a few extra zero is her bank account.

stc fan on

wow ok calm down a little bit that now what the column says, it reads “I can’t imagine going shopping” and she’s trying to relate to us as more than just a celeb, so read more carfully next time and it’s ok u can retract ur claws now :)

“Lori NYC February 5th, 2009

This “I can’t imagine not going shopping” rivals the same stupid thing she said about having “several family members on welfare that need help”. No wonder her husband hates her.”

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Shane on

I also think what she meant was not just “I can’t imagine going shopping” as in clothing and trivialities, but how hard it is to provide for a family. SJP grew up with nothing, her family was on food stamps, she has worked hard for everything that she has earned and remains refreshing, down to earth, a terrific mother and a warm human being. About 50% of marraiges have marraige problems, and of the 50% who stay together about 50% of those are unhappy. Relationships have trouble, people are only human. Its pretty pathetic when we have gotten to a point where SJP garners anyone’s wrath for havign to endure a relationship issue in the public eye.

Ava on

Lori, not to be rude, but she her quote said “I can’t imagine going shopping” not “I can’t imagine not going shopping.” She’s agreeing that with these tough times, and people losing jobs all around her, she’s not running store to store and shopping up a storm, like Carrie would.
I think she’s tough sometimes in interviews, but for the most part, she’s had a blessed life after living on welfare as a child and knows how lucky she is. The partner with the issue is her husband who’s constantly battling with his wife’s success and his lack of it…

danalynette on

Hey LORI, SJP was quoted in the article as saying, “I can’t imagine going shopping.” CAN’T IMAGING G O I N G SHOPPING! Also, she NEVER said she had family members losing jobs! She knows people losing jobs, we all do! READ MUCH Lori?

Julie on

A lot of what she says doesn’t make sense to me – especially the part of about not shopping! People need something to release tension – and that doesn’t mean you have to buy the whole store!

aim on

actually, lori from NYC…she said “i cant imagine GOING shopping.” meaning that she feels bad about going out and blowing money with the recession!

Tiff Prendergast on

hey everyone, leave her alone!! she had her mole removed, yes she fab, not photoshopped & doesn’t hate her man.

Ms. J on

Apparently everyone noticed the comment from Lori from NYC. HAHAHAHA

SJP is fabulous. Enuff said!



snoopie on

LOL!! Someone people have hit their head HARD!
Leave her alone. She is looking fab and still has it.

A on

Instead of bashing what SJP does or doesn’t look like, I’m going to answer the question…

Totally have cut back on extras or even needed clothing items for that matter. Going to have to say more like SJP then Carrie regarding the recession. It sucks but it forces you to be creative with your old clothes…great time to reinvent.

Props to SJP recoginizing what’s going on in the “real world”. I understand celeberties are part of the real world but it’s a lot easier for them to turn a blind eye when their more than likely raking a good amount of $$ in.

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leahyj81 on

Actually Lori the quote above is …” I cant imagine going shopping…” Not trying to cause a tiff…thats just how web rumors get started.

leahyj81 on

AMEN Lilly!

leahyj81 on

O wow- I was late haha

SA on

To everyone: Why in the world would you comment the same thing that every person before you commented?

Alyssa Thompson on

the weather these days is hotter than the previous decades, i guess it is the effect of global warming;~-

Summer Lewis on

i just wish that there is always sunny weather because i love the sun~:;

Samuel Johnson on

economic recession is always a bad part of history, we must avoid it at all cost~–

Garden Lighting  on

the weather these days are not very sunny, i wish that it is sunny everyday,’,

Double Bedding  on

ecomonic recessions could really mess up great economies;-~

Welder work · on

it is a good thing that we are almost out of recession, the economic recession really sucks “

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