The original show may have first premiered over two decades ago, but Sex and the City and its main faces continue to dominate pop culture to this day.
So much so, the franchise recently launched a new spin-off series starring three of the original characters – Carrie Bradshaw, Mirana Hobbs and Charlotte York – entitled And Just Like That.
Having first followed the characters navigating their lives in their thirties, the new spin-off is currently focussing on the ladies in their fifties.
However, one star has recently admitted that she finds it “extremely stressful” ageing on camera.
Kristin Davis, who is now 56, and portrays Charlotte on camera opened up about how it’s been difficult to be on-screen once more 24 years after Sex and the City first aired in 1998, still can’t believe how popular “Sex and the City” is with fans.
“Sometimes, we look at each other’s faces and we cannot believe we’ve been together since 1997,” she admitted in an interview with New Beauty magazine. “It’s not normal in our industry to have this longevity, and it’s very special.”
She added, “I can only speak for myself, but it can also be extremely stressful to be aging and to be compared to your much, much, much younger self.”
The actress further expanded saying that if she wasn’t on television it would be different, but being in an industry where her physical appearance is analysed can be strenuous. things
“If I was from a regular life, I would feel fine; I would feel great! I’m healthy, I’m strong, I’ve got this little 3-year-old son, and I carry him and it’s all good—but, no, I’m on television, where every bit of my physical being is analyzed,” she said.
“That part was always very stressful and difficult for me, because, as much as I can look back on my life and think, ‘Oh, I looked great then,’ you never think that at the time. I guess no one does.”
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In November last year, Kristin’s co-star Sarah Jessica Parker also opened up about the scrutiny they faced when the first trailer for And Just Like That… was released. Many comments emerged on social media referring to how much the cast has aged.
Hitting back, SJP said in an interview with Vogue US: “There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man.”
In the interview, SJP opened up about how social media has heightened the criticism highlighting no matter what you do people will always find fault.
“It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better,” she admitted.
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