Sarah Jessica Parker Shares Her Honest Take on Body Image: ‘I Don’t Like Being Thin’

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In a recent podcast episode of Glad We Had This Chat with beauty expert Caroline Hirons, Sarah Jessica Parker shared a unique perspective on body image, revealing that she doesn’t aspire to be thin, contrary to societal norms.

“A lot of people have their kind of their cross to bear,” the 59-year-old actress said during the May 21 episode. “I don’t like being thin. And if you met my siblings, it’s the same genetic makeup, and I don’t particularly think or celebrate being thin.”

“I would prefer to have weight, but that’s just the way my body works,” the And Just Like That star added.

Parker went on to explain that she had trouble keeping on weight while performing in the two-person West End show, Plaza Suite, with her husband, Matthew Broderick, because it was “so physical.”

As for her workout routine, she told Hirons that she “goes through periods” where she tries to keep fit, adding, “Now that I’m home and not running around for three hours, I actually just want to. I have the opportunity to do it or to try to do it now before we start shooting again in less than two weeks. I generally feel better when I’m exerting something different than just walking.”

During the episode, Parker also opened up about her beauty routine, revealing that she did her own stage makeup while performing on West End. This revelation came up by accident when Hirons complimented Parker’s stage makeup, and the actress replied, “It was okay? ‘Cause I do it myself.”

“I had to learn how to do it,” she continued. “I’ve done it once for a Broadway show, but I was also much younger and this was very specific and had to work in three acts, basically.”

She went on to reveal that the other thing that’s “taxing” about the show is that “it’s a lot [of makeup] to take off at night,” she said. “Film makeup doesn’t need to be as durable.”

After performing on stage, she’d take her lipstick and base makeup off before dinner to feel more like herself, before removing the rest at home. She shared that she used a cleansing oil, Clinique Take the Day Off, followed by a makeup wipe to remove all her stage makeup. Then, once all of her makeup was removed, she’d finish by washing her face “properly.”



She also generously revealed that her favorite products in her makeup bag are lip gloss and a smokey eye pencil. She also loves Milk Makeup’s blush, noting that it’s “so easy, and moves nicely and absorbs so it’s not sitting on top.”



As for her favorite skin-care product? She swears by the RoC Daily Moisturizer. “We use it for touch-ups after lunch on movies and TV,” she said. “It’s got a decent amount of shine but it’s not overwhelming.”

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