Sarah Jessica Parker admits to struggling with social media and fan expectations


Sarah Jessica Parker admits to struggling with social media and fan expectations
Sarah Jessica Parker has a "conflicted" relationship with social media.

The ‘And Just Like That…’ – the ‘Sex and the City’ spinoff series – actress revealed she has often struggled with fans reactions on social media. 

“I’m on Instagram, and I have a very conflicted relationship with it.” said Parker. 

“Obviously, we’re aware that people have opinions, and there will be peripheral chatter specific to the HBO show. We care that they’re engaged and enjoying it, flipped out, upset, thrilled, devastated, but you can’t have a result in mind and then try to back into it with the writing. That would just be awful. And that would be like riding a bike with a gang of 10 million.”

Parker and the show’s executive producer Michael Patrick King are both conscious of the criticism surrounding ‘And Just Like That…’.

However, they won’t allow the online comments to sway them.

Parker told The Hollywood Reporter: “Michael’s not afraid of chatter. There’s just so much out there, so if someone’s talking about us – which they were apparently every week with recaps and breakdowns – Michael’s like, ‘You can’t beg for that [kind of attention]. So let’s keep doing what we’re doing.'”

The actress – who stars alongside Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis – explained: “We have a great writing room of, once again, all women, but the room is more diverse now. That wasn’t a mandate, no one told us it had to be that way. Michael wanted it that way, and it will continue to evolve.”

Evolution is important to Parker. Her marriage to husband Matthew Broderick has survived for 25 years, despite its challenges.

“As complicated and chaotic as marriage and family can be, I think it’s helpful to see the way my children look at my husband. I think it’s a reminder to see that kind of purity of feeling because you get bogged down in the day to day of a marriage and it’s a lot,” Parker said.

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