How Would Carrie Bradshaw Weather the Recession? SJP Sounds Off

02/05/2009 at 02:15 PM ET

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Carrie Bradshaw may be the ultimate symbol of the fashionista who puts their wardrobe over their nest egg — who can forget Carrie’s realization that the down payment for her apartment had gone to her shoe collection instead? So how would the iconic Sex and the City character handle today’s economic woes? Sarah Jessica Parker opines to Harper’s Bazaar, “She would probably end up in a hospital. Perhaps she would go back to her ’80s stuff and start bringing it out again.” As for the March cover girl, her own take on the recession is a bit less dramatic. “I know so many people who have lost jobs, are losing jobs, husbands who have lost jobs. I can’t imagine going shopping.” But that said, Parker does allow that “I don’t have the Carrie Bradshaw passion and devotion to it, but I would much prefer that life would allow for a beautiful shoe all day long.” As for Bradshaw’s legendary wardrobe, the actress, who maintains a very un-Carrie-like home (“Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet.”), she enthuses, “I got to wear such incredible things, and you make such mistakes and there’s such hits and great triumphs and there’s incredible wrong, wrong, wrong…But it’s so much fun.” Read the full interview with Sarah Jessica at harpersbazaar.com. Tell us: How are you weathering the recession? Are you taking it like Carrie might or like Sarah Jessica herself?

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May on

Is that girl on the cover Sarah Jessica? Wow photoshopped much? It doesn’t even look like her.

websweweave on

Wow. That looks nothing like SJP! I hate it when they photoshop so much of the person’s face out of the cover…

Lori NYC on

This “I can’t imagine not going shopping” rivals the same stupid thing she said about having “several family members on welfare that need help”. No wonder her husband hates her.

shannon on

is her mole there or was that photo-chopped off?

Lillly on

Lori NYC, did you really read what she said. She said “I can’t imagine going shopping”, meaning that she doesn’t think shopping is a priority in a moment where people are losing their jobs. She adds that she doesn’t have the passion for shopping that her character has in the show and claims that people are dissapointed by the size of her closset, which doesn’t resemble Carrie’s. Stop writting idiotic comments when you should be workinng on your reading comprehension.

Em on

No wonder her husband hates her? Grow up. The woman has a right to an opinion, especially if someone is straight up asking her a question.

KS on

Read the article again — the quote is “I can’t imagine GOING shopping.”

Em on

I’m pretty sure she had her mole removed, surgically.

Lindsay on

Her mole was removed .. was in the news.

PA on

“No wonder her husband hates her.”!!!! Have you any proof of that? You’ve been reading the National Enquirer haven’t you? You know they’re not a reliable news source, right?

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