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Sarah Jessica Parker: I have gray hair. Please stop saying it makes me “brave”


Sarah Jessica Parker Just Got Told She Has ‘Herringbone Locks’ and Tens of Thousands of Seduce readers read a story about them. “Oh wow! It’s… what are they? I explain that these are reflections woven in and around natural grays. Her description of this hair color trend that she is unwittingly a face for is far less catchy: “I can’t spend time getting a base color every couple of weeks. I can’t do it. No. Too .”

This choice, many have said, is not a reflection of laziness or indifference or a crazy work schedule. He is bravery. You may remember last summer when Parker was photographed dining alfresco in Manhattan. She had a bare face, scraggly hair, and the headlines screamed, “Sarah Jessica Parker is going gray!” The pictures have gone viral. “It became months and months of talking about my courage to have gray hair,” she recalls. “I was like, please please applaud someone else’s courage for something!” Especially since, as Parker points out, she hadn’t even stopped coloring her hair. Those herringbone locks were just bleached by the summer sun.

But bravery seems to be a recurring theme for any woman bold enough to age (i.e., not die). Maybe you saw the plastic surgeon’s office scene in And just like that. Parker’s character – Carrie Bradshaw (in case you’ve recently joined us from March) – accompanies her friend Anthony on a facelift consultation. Carrie eventually accepts the plastic surgeon’s offer to see a digital simulation of her own potential results. “‘Very brave, Sarah Jessica. You have been so brave“, she said of the comments she received after the episode aired. The fictional doctor promised, “With good work and the right touch, the last 15 years are over.

Staying in the fantasy world for a minute, I asked Parker what she would do if she could take 15 years off her without a knife. “With a snap of the finger!” I said. “You would be guaranteed to truly look like you did 15 years ago. You wouldn’t look abnormal or strange.” That sounds pretty good and honestly, I’m tempted to take my own offer. But Parker will pass.

“So you would have that moment and then immediately start aging again and 15 years later you’re in the same place,” she says. “What’s the point? I don’t care enough. When I walk in the door, I want to feel good, by my standards. I can’t even tell you what those standards are. But you know how you feel. when you feel most like yourself, whatever that means. I’m not without vanity. I guess I don’t care enough about other people’s opinions.”

Parker points out that of course anyone with a decent mirror and decent vision is well aware that they are aging and what that looks like. “I just don’t understand why I’m supposed to spend so much time thinking about it,” she says. “It’s not that I’m deliberately dismissive or delusional. But I don’t really think about it. There has been far more peripheral chatter about my time on earth than I have spent thinking about it myself.

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