Celeb Getaway: Sarah Jessica Parker
Thursday, May 29, 2008
What's your favourite vacation spot and why?
I would probably say, first of all, I have wanderlust, so I can go anywhere anytime. I'll eat any meal I don't care if it's with my hands, if it's a bug, if it's an ant; I don't care. Having said that, if I was forced to pick a place, it would be Greece.
What's your number one travel tip?
Bring hand wipes, hand wipes. Well, I have a child, so maybe that doesn't apply to all people.
What do you never leave home without?
What kind of book?
Any great piece of literature, and that includes magazines and periodicals.
What's your ultimate travel destination?
I would probably say many parts of Asia that I have not been to. I've never been to the Middle East; I want so much to travel there. Mainland China I've never been and it's changing so rapidly so I'm worried that I'm not going to get there in time. And there are parts of [the US] that I've never seen.
Have you been to Australia?
I have but not in many, many, many years.
What's your best Australian travel experience?
I shot a movie there probably 20 years ago. I was mostly in Sydney and it was just a great, bustling city and I was really surprised at how ethnically diverse it was. I was so happy to see that, and it had great food [but] I really never left the city, sadly.
Do you have a favourite location on Sex and the City?
New York; shooting in New York is a dream, so the whole city.
Are you aware of yourself as an ambassador or a mover of product? There are so many labels and names in the movie.
I'm aware of that part of our storytelling and I'm aware that it was necessary in order to make the movie; in order to get the financing. I'm definitely not aware of any impact I might have on the tourism industry. I just know that there is an association with all of us with the city of New York and New Yorkers feel very proprietary [of] this show not unlike the way they feel about Seinfeld. You know, it's a very New York-centric show, obviously, and I love the association.
Are you ever concerned about the labels?
Well, these are women who are label-conscious, so it's not inauthentic to who they are. My character doesn't do a lot of that heavy lifting, if you've noticed! As a producer, I'm very aware of the partnerships that we've made, how we made them and why we made them, and how necessary it was. But we were actually pretty prudent, mindful and selective about it … it seems authentic to the story that we're telling. You know, if this was taking place in Appalachia, it wouldn't be.