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Matthew Broderick Reveals He Almost Didn't Take His Iconic 'Ferris Bueller' Role

Matthew Broderick has revealed that he almost didn’t star in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

The 58-year-old actor shared the tidbit during an interview with Sirius XM’s Quarantined with Bruce Bozzi and said his main reason for the hesitance was because he thought the film would stereotype him as the actor who talks to the camera.

“I thought [the script] was great, and I had a teeny hesitation because having just done [the plays] ‘Brighton Beach [Memoirs]’ and ‘Biloxi [Blues],’” Matthew shared. “I was like, ‘Wow, I’m talking to the audience, just like in these plays… and even in [the 1985 movie] Ladyhawke he talks to the camera a bit. … You know, when you’re young or starting out you think, ‘I have to do something different.’”

While Matthew did question saying yes for the role, everyone else urged him to take it, as it was a John Hughes film.

“My memory is, before I had hung up the phone, he was like behind me in the room, saying, ‘Yes, you should do it.’” Matthew recalled of his agent’s insistence. “He flew to New York. ‘I’ll see you tomorrow. Let’s just not talk about it anymore now, I’ll see you tomorrow,’ and he came and was suddenly in the room with me, saying, ‘Yeah, I do think you should do it.’”

Obviously, the move was a good one, as the film is a now a classic.

Matthew also opened up about his 23 year marriage to Sarah Jessica Parker. Here’s what he shared…

Matthew Broderick Opens Up About the Secret to 23 Year Marriage With Sarah Jessica Parker

Matthew Broderick is talking about his personal life.

The 58-year-old actor got candid about his over two decade-long marriage to Sarah Jessica Parker during an interview on Quarantined with Bruce on Radio Andy with SiriusXM’s Bruce Bozzi.

During the chat, he was asked about any tips or secrets to his 23-year marriage.

“I don’t know. I keep reading communication and she’s my best friend. Uh, any cliché you want? I don’t know the, the, the secret at all, but I, you know, but I’m very grateful and I love her and, it’s amazing,” he said.

“I mean, I can’t believe that it’s been that long. It doesn’t feel like it. And, uh, I can’t believe my son’s 18. I know. And, you know, speaking of how talented my wife is, I should also say that getting to do this play, even though we only just did it in Boston for a little while, Plaza Suite, you know, she was so, so good in it. And I hadn’t really, had never acted with her onstage and had never really acted with her at all. And I was just reminded of how funny and smart and know what a great comic actor she is, or actor never mind the comic part. But, she just, she’s very good at it. So it’s, I hope everybody gets to see her do it.”

They also took their son to do this for the first time!

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Take Son James, 18, to Vote for First Time!

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick step out with their now 18-year-old son James on Election Day (November 3) in New York City.

It appears the trio voted after entering and exiting a building and getting I Voted stickers!

On October 28, James Wilke celebrated his 18th birthday, meaning this is his first time voting in a general election! Based on the family’s clothing, it appears as if they’re voting Biden/Harris!

“On this day, you are 18 years old. I marvel at the passing of those years but equally the young man you are becoming. My love for you is an ache and an honor. As you leap toward and into your future, I remain your privileged and steadfast confident and joyful witness to the year ahead. Happy birthday my first time voter. I love you so,” SJP posted on his birthday.

FYI: SJP is wearing a Mother x I am a voter sock, the Pretty Connected “Nikki Mini” facemask chain and SJP x Sunglass Hut sunglasses.

Check out the photos of Sarah Jessica Parker and her family voting in New York City…

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Check Out Real Estate Properties Together

Sarah Jessica Parker snaps a photo of a real estate property while searching around town on Thursday (September 24) in New York City.

The 55-year-old Sex and the City actress was joined by her husband Matthew Broderick, 58, while checking out some properties in Manhattan. Perhaps she’s looking for the new location for another SJP Collection shoe store?

If you didn’t know, SJP already has two locations in the Big Apple and she’s been working at them all summer long throughout the pandemic.

SJP and Matthew were supposed to be on Broadway this year in the play Plaza Suite, but they never even got to perform because of the pandemic. The show has now been postponed to 2021 and hopefully the world will be ready for live theater by spring 2021!

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Do Outdoor Dining in New York City

Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick join some friends for dinner at Morandi in New York City’s West Village on Wednesday night (September 16).

The married couple took advantage of New York City’s outdoor dining. Currently, New York City is now allowing indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of New York will begin allowing a small percentage of diners to eat indoors beginning on September 30.

Sarah Jessica and Matthew have been spending time in both New York City and the Hamptons recently, where they were recently spotted at the beach together.

Click through the gallery to see the photos of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick dining outside in New York City amid the Coronavirus pandemic…

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Hit the Beach During Labor Day Weekend!

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are spending Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons!

The married couple soaked up the sun during a day at the beach on Saturday (September 5) in the Hamptons, New York.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Jessica Parker

SJP sported a black on-piece bathing suit as she hung out in the sand and chatted with a few friends.

SJP has had a busy summer opening her SJP Collection shoe store in New York City. A few weeks ago, she brought along 11-year-old daughter Tabitha to the store with her!

The other day, SJP took to Instagram to share a video of the stunning sunset from the beach.

“Sept 1st, 2020 Rabbit rabbit X, SJ #bettyelavette,” SJP captioned the below post.

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Pack Up Their Car for Weekend in the Hamptons

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are heading out of the city for the weekend!

The 55-year-old actress and the 58-year-old actor packed up their car outside of their brownstone on Saturday morning (June 20) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah and Matthew were joined by their son James, 17, (not pictured) as they were preparing for a weekend at their house in the Hamptons.

Sarah and Matthew were meant to star in Plaza Suite on Broadway that has unfortunately been delayed until March of 2021 due to the pandemic.

Find out what Sarah Jessica Parker recently said a Hocus Pocus sequel!

FYI: SJP is wearing SJP x Sunglass Hut sunglasses.

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