Did You Hear About the Morgans? star Sarah Jessica Parker says she had a much different upbringing than the one her own children, with husband Matthew Broderick, are experiencing.
“It’s very hard to raise children in this world and not give them a false sense of reality,” she tells Mirror. “Our circumstances are very different from my childhood in terms of concerns.”
“We don’t have problems paying the phone or electricity bills,” she adds.
The busy mom-of-three says she is “inspired” and “admiring” of women who “are working and raising children, and doing it with far less than [she] has”:
I see a lot of working women all over the world who have to juggle those two things. My children are the most important thing to me – the fact they are loved and that I have created a healthy, nurturing life for them.
The 44-year-old actress also admits that it was tough being away from her son, 7-year-old James Wilkie, while she was on location for the latest Sex and the City installment: “He was in school at the time… it was really difficult not seeing him. I don’t think I’ll do that again. It was probably worse for me than it was for him.”
When asked what it was like making the jump from stylish socialite Carrie Bradshaw to being a “mum in jeans and T-shirts, she answered: “It’s a thrill – are you kidding me? My most important role is being a mother and dressing in practical ways that get you through a day. That’s the thing I’m most proud of.”
In addition to their son James, Sarah and Matthew are also parents to 6-month-old twin girls, Marion and Tabitha.