Sarah Jessica Parker chatted about I Don't Know How She Does It at a recent press day in NYC along with her costar Greg Kinnear.
Sarah Jessica Parker chatted about I Don't Know How She Does It at a recent press day in NYC along with her costar Greg Kinnear. The duo, who play a married couple in the film, have great chemistry, and they joked about how they each do it all — and even suggested a silly drinking game for movie-watchers! The I Don't Know How She Does It reviews aren't the best of either SJP or Greg's careers, but they both brought plenty of enthusiasm to our chat.
PopSugar: The film addresses the idea of having it all. How do you relate to that notion?
Sarah Jessica Parker: You know, this idea of wanting to be all things to all people, I'm very familiar with that desire. And trying to be very much a part of a marriage and a part of a parent-child relationship, and also to be very much invested in work, and what that really means and how is it really possible. I love that I was given the opportunity to tell that story in this movie.
Greg Kinnear: I had to lift a lot of children [in the movie], and suffered a lot of back pain because of that, and I can relate to that . . . Harvey Weinstein will find out in his legal department in the next couple of months. It's the same thing, it's just the story of trying to balance — a lot of balancing in this movie for everybody. You know you pick up on this story of two people having this great thing happen in their life and trying to make everything in-between work, it's not easy.
PS: Do you have a secret to making it all work?
SJP: I don't. I wish I had some kind of really reliable blueprint but I don't. I think the truth of the matter is things change every single day and you sort of have some master plan, but children change and people get sick and schedules change and babysitters can't be there; all the planning in the world doesn't really allow humans to behave as humans and, so no. You do the best you can. I like an interesting, complicated life, I prefer it to almost anything else, so I have no one to blame but myself. Greg, who do you have to blame?
GK: I have no one to blame but Sarah Jessica Parker.
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