Sarah Jessica Parker, 58, opened up about her thoughts on aging and the pressures women face during an interview on The Howard Stern Show. During the candid conversation, the And Just Like That star revealed that she often wonders if it’s too late for her to consider cosmetic procedures like a facelift or Botox, which many celebrities in the spotlight have opted for.
When asked by Stern about her looks, Parker humbly stated that she finds herself “presentable,” but admitted to not liking to look at herself in the mirror. “You don’t do a facelift, Botox, all this other stuff the other ladies are doing,” asked Stern.
“I think about all of it,” said Parker. “I ask people all the time. Like, is it too late? Now people are like, ‘You look rested.’ But is it too rested now?” When Stern asked again whether she had ever considered any more permanent treatments, Parker said that she likes nonsurgical procedures like lasers and other energy-based devices, but her facelift window had closed.
“I go to a dermatologist, and, you know, you can get a peel. And then there’s a machine, and it would be like, vroom, vroom, vroom. She’s like, ‘the first four seconds are the hardest.’ And she’s right. You’re a little red when you leave. I’ll do any of that stuff. I honestly think I missed out on the facelift. Like the old-fashioned, good one you have when you’re like 44.”
Acknowledging the pressures faced by women in Hollywood, Parker discussed the youth-centric nature of the industry and the desire to maintain a certain image. A pressure she says is put upon women, but never men. “I do understand why people make the choice because there is so much emphasis put on, especially women, primarily women, about looks,” she explained.
“I mean, even last year when we first went on the air with the new season, there were just so many endless articles about aging and aging gracefully. You know, ‘Sarah’s hair is gray.’ And I was like, first of all, it’s not. But who cares? I’m sitting next to Andy Cohen, whose head is covered with gray hair, and you haven’t mentioned that at all. So I understand why women feel like there is just so much chatter, peripheral and opinions. So I don’t think it’s wrong. I think people should do whatever they feel makes them feel better when they walk out the door, frankly.”