I Don’t Know How She Does It actress Sarah Jessica Parker is on the cover of Vogue magazine’s August 2011 issue. Inside, she discusses identifying with Carrie Bradshaw, her work ethic, and wearing designer gowns.
On her work ethic: “It’s kind of all I’ve known. I’m a bitter-ender. It’s potentially my fatal flaw that I do not give up on something. I will not rest. I work and work and work until I can no longer and someone has to remove me from the premises.”
On wearing designer gowns: “I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution. Not to sound too Pollyanna about it, but I really didn’t imagine when I was a little girl that I would be there to see it all myself.”
On whether she identifies with her Sex And The City character, Carrie Bradshaw: “Bradshaw’s life is nothing—nothing—like mine. I loved playing her, and it changed my life in lots of wonderful ways, but I’m not a crazy shoe lady, I don’t think about fashion all day long, although I have a great respect for the industry.”
Also in the August 2011 issue, the Age Issue: a fall fashion preview and age-defying beauty secrets. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on July 19 or head to Vogue.com.