Sarah Jessica Parker Doesn't Google Herself, Is Surprised by the "Random Cruelty" of Women Today

Actress opens up about not sweating her critics

By Brett Malec Feb 27, 2014 8:50 PMTags
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Want to know how Sarah Jessica Parker remains so down to earth? She doesn't listen to the critics or fans who say negative things about her.

"I don't read anything," the 48-year-old fashionista reveals in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K. "I don't Google myself. Good God, no! I have absolutely no constitution for that. I'm curious about everything, except what people have to say about me. It's the random cruelty I really don't understand. It's not good for us. I don't know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place."

Parker says she thinks people loved her Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw so much because "she was a really good friend."

"It's kind of surprising to say, but in a way [Sex and the City] was a more innocent time," she said. "I think so much reality television—and the women that dominate culture today—are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that's really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other woman in Sex and the City were really nice to each other."

Speaking of random cruelty, back in December of last year, Parker recounted a story in which she accidentally came across a "vicious" and "brutal" story about her "ugly" hands in a nasty tabloid magazine.

"Literally, I was in the car like dizzy," she said. "I felt like I needed to be hospitalized. But it really got me to thinking. And here's what I thunk: I thought, 'Really? This is how low?' Like we are now going to attack, to suggest an appendage is now worthy was so ridiculous, so outrageous to me because, here's the thing, we'll wrap this up. I love my hands."