Sarah Jessica Parker
is coming clean about several very
intimate encounters she has had with viewers of her saucy HBO comedy, Sex and the City
. So intimate, in fact, that she's embarrassed to admit some of the things fans of the series have revealed to her on the streets of Manhattan.
"[The show's] about New York, [so] they feel it's their show and they feel entitled to tell you the things that they need to tell you," she says. "They show me stuff they've bought personal things and that's really weird."
Parker, who's decidedly more modest than the best-selling sex author she plays on City, becomes red-faced when asked to elaborate on those "personal things" at a recent press junket for her new movie, State and Main (opening wide Jan. 12). It's one thing to talk about sex toys and other bedroom hijinks as a character on a TV show, but it's apparently quite another to do so in front of a room full of reporters. "It's not shoes," hints Parker, squirming. "I wish it were shoes. No, it's personal. You know what I'm talking about."
Parker, who plays an actress who refuses to bare her breasts in State and Main, also shows her conservative side when it comes to nude scenes. "I tend not to be a sort of exhibitionist that way," says Mrs. Matthew Broderick, whose contracts always carry a no-birthday suit clause. "It's not a moral judgement; I just don't do it. I've never felt comfortable doing it. I don't [even] wear a bikini on the beach!"