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Saturday 12 July 2014

SJP has Steinem's Lovelace blessing

Sarah Jessica Parker will play Gloria Steinem in Lovelace

Veteran activist Gloria Steinem has said she's "honoured" Sarah Jessica Parker is to portray her in upcoming movie Lovelace.

The Sex And The City star will play the feminist in the biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace - a role originally set to go to Demi Moore.

Steinem, now 77, told Us magazine: "I'm grateful that (Parker) wants to do it so much, because of the subject matter - because she understands how important sex trafficking and forced prostitution is."

"And Linda Marciano's story can happen to anyone. And that's my role, I believe, in the movie to say that. So I'm very honoured that she wanted to do it."

Steinem revealed that she's been chatting to SJP in person and on the telephone ahead of her performance.

"She said she'd been watching interviews," she added.

"I think that Sex And The City was one of the few pop cultural admissions that friendship among women is crucial and that has really continuing appeal."

Newly-single Demi was set to play Steinem until late last month, when she was hospitalised after apparently suffering from a seizure.

The film also stars Amanda Seyfried (who plays the title role), James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard.

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