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Thursday 17 April 2014

SJP: Son's acting career can wait

Sarah Jessica Parker isn't sure if her son should get into showbiz

Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted she's concerned about son James Wilkie's desire to follow his parents into acting.

The Sex and the City star's eight-year-old son with Matthew Broderick is keen to become an actor, but his mother told Parade she is worried about exposing him to the tough world of showbusiness.

SJP said: "I don't want him to do it until after he goes to college: But part of me thinks maybe it's better if he knows the truth now about how hard it is to be a working actor. I don't know that he grasps what it took to get us here."

The 46-year-old actress, who also has two-year-old twins Tabitha and Loretta, refuses to have live-in nannies, but admitted it is hard to balance her work with being a parent.

She said: "We've had two occasions recently where both Matthew and I were working, and it was so hard on the kids. Especially James Wilkie, because he can really articulate how he feels about our absence.

"On the other hand, there are big chunks of time when we're home a lot more than conventionally working parents. So you hope to make up for it."

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica revealed a story has been written for a Sex and the City 3 movie, and she would like to make it.

She said: "There is. I know what the story is. It's a small story, but I think it should be told. The question is, what's the right time to tell it?"

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