Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't care about big New Year's Eve parties

Sarah Jessica Parker (Google Images)

The 'New Year's Eve' actress – who has children James, nine, and two-year-old twins Marion and Tabitha with husband Matthew Broderick – insists she is only concerned about being with her loved ones to mark the turning of the year, rather than being part of a big celebration.

She said: "It's not radical, no big celebrations, just being with people that you know and love.

"It's just friends and sometimes family, not always."

Despite her fame, the 46-year-old actress insists she is still able to lead a normal life.

She said: "My life has changed in some ways, but living in New York, you're out on the street every day.

"I go to the grocery store on my own, I take my children to school, I find a cab, I jump on the subway..."


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In 'New Year's Eve', Sarah Jessica plays a single mother and while she relates to some aspects of her character, others were very different.

She explained: "I can certainly relate to the kind of care and concern that she feels about her daughter but right now my children very much want me around.

"They're interested in my presence, whereas my character's daughter is really illustrating quite clearly that she wants to be an independent person."


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