Sarah Jessica Parker Has Said She Reported A ‘Big Movie Star’ For Inappropriate Behaviour On Set

'This was a grown man, a very big movie star'

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by Bonnie McLaren |

Adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, Sarah Jessica Parker has claimed she threatened to quit Sex & The City due to 'uncomfortable' and 'inappropriate' behaviour of a 'big movie star' involved in the series.

The actress - who starred as Carrie Bradshaw on the show from 1998 until 2004 - told NPR's Fresh Air about the experience, saying she didn’t ‘feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately.’ She also said that she only started thinking about her own experiences within the #MeToo movement around six to eight months ago.

'I think no matter how evolved or how modern I thought I was ... I didn't feel entirely in a position - no matter what my role was on set - I didn't feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately,' she said. ‘It strikes me as just stunning to say out loud, because there were plenty of occasions where it was happening and I was in a different position and I was as powerful. I mean, I had every right to say, "This is inappropriate." I could have felt safe in going to a superior.'

Parker said her agent told bosses that she would walk from the show if the behaviour continued. The Divorce actress added, 'He said to them, "If this continues, I have sent her a ticket, a one-way ticket out of this city" - where I was shooting - "and she will not be returning."'

‘I didn’t have to be coy any longer and I didn’t have to dread a potential conversation,' she added, when asked how her working life was on that particular project afterward. ‘I didn’t have to listen to jokes about me or my figure or what people thought they could talk me into doing. All these men. All these men. That stopped. The nature of the person who I felt was really the instigator, this was a grown man, a very big movie star and you know he was baked, meaning his personality, it was cooked. He was a formed person and that wasn’t going to change.'

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