Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this week, shared their thoughts on co-starring in the Broadway play Plaza Suite.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporterthe 57-year-old actress explained that she wasn’t “consciously” worried about working with her longtime partner, but later became “worried”.
‘I think we were thinking more piecemeal, like, ‘How are we going to do this? And all I thought about was worrying when people ask us, ‘Are you worried this will hurt your marriage?'” Sarah told the outlet.
Couple off stage and on stage: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this week, shared their thoughts on the co-star of the Broadway play Plaza Suite. Seen in March 2022
She continued: “And then I was worried. “Well, should we be?” We have never spent so much time together, even before having children. Even when we were just dating.
Sarah and Matthew, 60, who married in 1997, share son James, 19, and twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, 12.
The Sex and the City star added: “But it’s a very different time.” It’s not like we’re spending more time together talking.
Concerned: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 57-year-old actress explained that she was not “consciously” worried about working with her longtime partner, but became later “worried”
“We spend time together working in an alternate universe. We’re not ourselves. And we don’t always hang out after the show.
“And now our days are liberated again. So we still have our autonomy during the day. So it’s more like before. But it was great.’
Plaza Suite is made up of three one-act plays that take place in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Sarah and Matthew play three different couples in the play, which was written by legendary playwright and four-time Tony winner Neil Simon and premiered in 1968.
A synopsis reads, “Karen and Sam are a long-married couple whose relationship may be heading for an early departure.
Three-Act Play: Plaza Suite comprises three one-act plays set in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
“Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay.
“And Norma and Roy are mother and father of the bride, ready to celebrate their daughter’s nuptials – if only they can get her out of the bathroom.”
When asked what surprised them about their respective approaches to acting, the And Just Like That actress replied, “I always come to see what Matthew does, so I know his character very well. way of working.”
“Really, the eye-opener for me was, ‘Wow, we can work together. “”
She added: “My biggest concern is that it would look ridiculous. But the revelation was that I was not embarrassed to do this in front of him. I was not embarrassed to be three other people for his three other people.
Difficult: Sarah and Matthew play three different couples in the play, which was written by legendary playwright and four-time Tony winner Neil Simon and premiered in 1968
Sarah and Matthew last worked together in 1996 when they co-starred in the Broadway play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Over the years, the couple have mostly kept their private lives out of the spotlight.
The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star admitted it was “a scary thing” to potentially invite the media to write about their marriage.
However, Sarah said, “I think we kind of figured out how we can talk about work and also be shy about ourselves.”
The Ohio native continued, “Because it seems right and fair: If I was a person interviewing us and we did a play about marriages and relationships, it would be extremely hard not to ask where this is. overlaps with our lives.
“I’ve always said that one of the reasons we’ve been successful is because we don’t talk about our marriage. I don’t flatter myself that anyone is discussing my marriage, but we don’t. We’re definitely not going to add anything and say, “Well, that’s why it works.” Next thing you know, there’s going to be a very public divorce.
Sarah: “Really, the eye-opener for me was, ‘Wow, we can work together. “” Seen in April 2022. SJP is wearing a Reformation dress
The Hocus Pocus star explained that the couple are “just trying to respect each other.”
She added: “I think I learned very early on when I talked too much. I was like, “I’m in love. When will he marry me? Oh my god, I’m so sorry about that. I always apologize for that.
Matthew replied, “Don’t do that.”
Plaza Suite was originally scheduled to begin its series of previews on March 13, 2020, but all Broadway theaters were closed the day before due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The play opened on March 28, but performances were halted days later when Sarah and Matthew tested positive for COVID-19.
Privacy: Over the years, the couple have mostly kept their private lives out of the spotlight
The couple expressed their disappointment that they had to cancel the show for 10 days.
Sarah told THR: “We have both been much, much, much sicker and performing. It’s anathema to what we’re taught as actors, which is you literally perform with a fever of 102.3, you puke backstage, you come back.
“It’s very strange not having any symptoms and not being allowed to return to work.”
Matthew said, ‘Yes. It’s frustrating. In most companies, after five days you will be allowed to return. But [for Broadway] it’s 10, so the last five days of testing negative and feeling fine is a little frustrating.
“But there’s a reason, which I didn’t even realize. It’s because in our particular profession, we can’t wear a mask.
But the show has been extended until July 10.
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