From Broadway star to CEO, Sarah Jessica Parker has played enough roles to know that anything truly is possible here.
Sarah Jessica Parker covers Town & Country’s December/January issue photographed by Jason Schmidt and styled by Anne Christensen.
On what it means to be a New Yorker: “I think it has to do with the cultural promise and complexity of New York City—the challenges and the opportunities, the vibrancy. I love the yellow taxis, I love the architecture…It’s a place that, even today, when I walk out the door, I don’t know what will happen. I’m not in a car; I’m not behind a gate. I’m forced to be on the streets and bump into people and connect with humanity. I think my children are enormously lucky to be raised in New York City.”
On the exodus of city residents and reinvesting in the city: “After Labor Day is when I started having hard conversations with my friends. People who are wealthy—New Yorkers who made great success for themselves in New York City—I feel that they owe it to the city to reinvest, to come home to make a city that is now unfamiliar familiar again. Your favorite deli and restaurant—those businesses can’t wait for you. They can’t hold on to employees until you come home. They need to feel our presence, to have our financial support to remain open, or reopen. In order for our city to look familiar and to function as you have come to expect, you have to come home.”
On what she missed most during the lockdown: “I love walking in the city. I plan my workday around how I’m going to get there on foot. I put my headphones on and I’m in Koreatown, I’m in Chelsea. I missed walking into the pizza place, waiting in line with the construction workers. I missed the Mister Softee trucks.”
[Photo Credit: Jason Schmidt for Town & Country Magazine]