EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jessica Parker Says Her 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Already Planning to Take Over 'Mama's Company'
By Raphael Chestang
Sarah Jessica Parker isn't the only fashionista in her family! It seems one of her children already has an eye on her empire.
"Apparently one of my daughters is plotting to take over," the Divorce actress told ET at the Fast Company Innovation Festival at the Skirball Center in New York City on Wednesday. "She has designs, so to speak, on running as she says, 'Mama's company.'"
ET caught up with the 51-year-old Golden Globe winner exclusively backstage at the business festival.
"I think she really likes being bossy," she joked. "No... I think she likes organizing things and kind of putting things into action."
Parker and husband Matthew Broderick share three children together: 14-year-old son James and 7-year-old twin daughters Marion and Tabitha. While the girls have barely learned their multiplication tables yet, fashion sense seems to run in their blood.
"If I walk on the stairs or they see me getting dressed, they have opinions about what I'm wearing," Parker said. "They don't offer up design ideas yet, but I'm sure that's all moments away from happening."
The twins couldn't have a better teacher when it comes to style. Their mom has been a style icon since the '90s thanks, in large part, to her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. While Parker has been known to don daring outfits (most recently her Hamilton-inspired getup at the Met Gala), she told us she doesn't necessarily set out to push the envelope.
"I don't calculate the risks," she said. "I would never go back in time and say, 'That was risky and that wasn't.' Everybody else feels very comfortable telling that, or telling me, or talking about it and that's perfectly fine. I'm sure there's been some hits and some misses, and I bet someone else is far better equipped to tell you which were the risks and which weren't."
The actress and designer has, however, felt the blow of defeat from risky business ventures that failed in the past.
"The failures are really disappointing, because there are other people involved," she explained. "It's not yourself as much as how it affects other people, but hopefully you can bring those people along on other opportunities and be smarter in some way in the future."
Currently, business is booming, as the SJP Collection announced last month that it is launching a new line of black dresses called the SJP LBD.
"A lot of women rely upon a little black dress," Parker said, explaining that the item is usually the "most valuable player in your closet."
"It's the thing that a lot of us reach for always!" she continued. "We want to know that that's a choice for us, because a black dress just seems to suit a lot of moments in our life."
ET recently caught up with Parker and Broderick at HBO's Divorce premiere, where Broderick dished on what it takes to be a good husband. Check out the video below for more.