The news recently broke that "Sex and the City" (SATC) alum Sarah Jessica Parker will be filling Demi Moore's shoes in the Linda Lovelace biopic. We're just now getting a little peek at Parker as she prances around the set dressed as famed feminist Gloria Steinem. Some have criticized the costuming, inferring that Demi is the better choice in terms of looks. But there are some good reasons why this role might be a smart move for the pint-sized former HBO star…
SJP understands the magnitude of the role.
The Linda Lovelace biopic is packed full of heavy hitters. That Demi Moore was even cast as Gloria Steinem speaks volumes about where filmmakers were trying to go in terms of team players. Despite her immediate association with SATC, Parker has been in the business longer than many new starlets have been alive. To that end, we hope that she will dive into the role with the kind of aplomb fans were expecting from Moore.
She can rock that "retro" look.
SJP's got that retro flower girl presence. It was certainly written all over her "Sex and the City" ensembles. Little pieces of whimsy that represented the free love and funky style of the 60s and 70s. Seeing Sarah rock all those period outfits for the "Lovelace" film will be a fun ride. Of course, we know that it will take a lot more than a few frocks to suspend an audience's disbelief. Some might say that in her wig, contacts, and costume, she looks more like a cat than the famous female activist, Gloria Steinem. But you quickly get the idea that wardrobe and make-up artists were going for. Maybe she's up for the challenge.
Sarah Jessica Parker can finally leave "Carrie" behind.
Perhaps much to SJP's chagrin, we will always associate the petite actress with her Carrie character on "Sex and the City." But at some point, if an actress is going to branch out of the romantic comedy realm, it's more than likely got to happen with a serious film. Some actresses can do it more easily than others. Just ask Charlize Theron. But much like Jennifer Aniston, Sarah's persona is very tightly attached to light-hearted fare. Can she get us to see her in a more serious (less fashion-oriented) light? If so, this film could be the second wind of SJP's career.
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