For many years, Sarah Jessica Parker has been an icon. The woman has a devoted following and a great career as a fashion icon and an award-winning actress. She is now 57 years old and has become well-known for another thing: her fight to allow women to age. When the internet went crazy about her gray hair in 2021, she responded in the best, most age-positive way she knew how.
A photo of Sarah Jessica Parker having dinner with her friend and fellow actor Andy Cohen went viral in 2021. However, because of the two celebrities in the photo, the image did not go viral. Rather, it went viral due to SJP’s hair. The 57-year-old actress’s hair was gray and white. The salon didn’t make these roots on purpose; they happened because of natural aging.
Obviously, the internet almost went down. Many people thought her gray hair and wrinkles made her look old. While there were some empowering words, the majority focused on Sarah Jessica Parker’s decision to “let herself go.”
It would never happen because there would be so much misogynist backlash in response to us. Happen. In an interview with Vogue, she said, “About a man.” Gray hair, gray hair. Is her hair turning gray? ‘ Andy Cohen, who has a full head of gray hair and is quite stunning, is seated next to me. Why does he find it acceptable? I’m at a loss for words with you! especially in terms of social media. Everyone has an opinion. ‘ She has both too many and too few wrinkles.’ It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be completely satisfied with where we are. As if they almost enjoy our dissatisfaction with who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and look bad or whether we do something to make ourselves feel better. I’m conscious of how I appear. I don’t have much of a choice. So, what do I plan to do? Is it possible to stop aging? What happened?
Andy Cohen was 100% behind Sarah Jessica. He agreed with her that all the comments about her graying hair and wrinkles were cruel. After all, he was sitting right next to her, complete with a full head of white hair and his own wrinkles. Nobody mentioned his physical appearance; everyone was preoccupied with Parker’s.
She’s sitting next to me… and every article is about Sarah Jessica Parker’s turning gray and looking old. That was completely insane. “Everyone totally missed the mark,” he observed. “It was misogynistic, and she was dead right.”
Sarah Jessica Parker claims to be a busy woman with no time to visit her roots every two weeks. She has been called “brave” for months after being photographed and seen out with her gray hair. That, she believes, must come to an end—not because it’s brave, it’s just normal aging.
“It turned into months and months of people telling me how brave I am to have gray hair,” she explained. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Please, please appreciate someone else’s bravery on something,'” she explained.
Sarah Jessica Parker is also perplexed as to why she must spend so much time worrying about her aging hair and skin. She recognizes that getting older is a privilege. It is, however, unavoidable. The only way to avoid aging is to die young, which she refuses to do. She also rejects the notion that women with gray hair and wrinkles are less valuable than younger women. As a middle-aged woman, she claims to be better than ever.
We spend a lot of time talking about the accumulation of time spent adding up in wrinkles, but we never say it adds up to being better at your job, better as a friend, better as a daughter, better as a partner, better as a caregiver, better as a sister, “she observed.
As many legendary Hollywood actresses age, there is a stronger push than ever for older women’s inclusion and approval. Despite having more experience, many of them do not want to be rendered obsolete or restricted to specific types of roles. They believe that stories about women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s should be told and that they can still be leading ladies.
That is the goal of the latest episode of the legendary sitcom Sex and the City.
When we revealed And Just Like That, we got a lot of great responses — but one snarky response online was people sharing photos of the Golden Girls. I thought, ‘Wow, so you’re either 35 or retired and live in Florida,’ I thought. “There’s a missing chapter here,” stated producer Michael Patrick King.
“I like how we’re not trying to make the show appear younger.” “We’re not going to include, say, a 21-year-old niece.” Cynthia Nixon agreed.
“I think it’s innovative to do a show about middle-aged women with aging lady bodies,” said staff writer Samantha Irby.
Sarah Jessica Parker, gray hair and wrinkles and all, we can’t wait to see more of.