Sarah Jessica Parker shares a laugh while speaking on a panel during HBO’s portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday (July 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 51-year-old actress was there to discuss her upcoming show Divorce, which follows a couple as they navigate the complex process of ending their marriage.
Although Jessica explained that she’s been working on the idea for over four years, she said she has little in common with her character.
“It’s not so much I’ve been in her position, but I understand somebody who wants to find fulfillment, they need to rescue themselves and their lives. Also being a mother who’s concerned with making the right choices for her own children and handling something that’s potentially so painful, how does one – how do you talk about it in a way that’s not patronizing but is careful. That mattered a lot to me in how we talked about it,” she explained.
Jessica added, “I don’t relate to Frances, her life is different. She’s a much more withholding chilly person than I am, she’s not very buoyant as you can see, she can be mean and angry but I love playing someone like that. I don’t need to relate to that.”
Divorce premieres October 9th on HBO.