Sarah Jessica Parker saw plenty of ugly stuff growing up in Hollywood.
In a new interview with iNews, the “Hocus Pocus” star opened up about harassment in the light of the #MeToo movement.
“Yeah, I’ve had my share of it,” Parker said. “I’ve had nothing happen that can compare with some of the most harrowing stories that we’ve all heard but I’ve certainly had to try to figure out how to stand up for myself or at least try to feel comfortable… Be heard to the degree that I can do my work.
“It wasn’t rampant but I was certainly aware it’s been a cultural, endemic problem for a long time. Even if I wasn’t on the receiving end of it, that didn’t make me unaware of it.”
The 53-year-old actress also spoke about the ill-fated “Sex and the City” sequel and her push to bring down the production costs.
Parker recalled, “We were in the process of boarding ‘Sex and the City 3’, right when I finished this movie, and I kept telling my producing partners on that film… They said, ‘We’re fighting for those 53 [shooting] days.’ I said, ‘We don’t need 53 days! We don’t need 48 days! We only need 35 days.’”
She added, “This was before the studio pulled the plug because of what happened with Kim.”
The movie sequel to the hit HBO series fell apart in the wake of a feud between Parker and co-star Kim Cattrall.