Sarah Jessica Parker may be best known for playing successful writer Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, but in real life, the actor has dealt with her own professional failures. Namely, being an ant.
During an interview this week on Howard Stern to promote her new HBO series Divorce, Parker admitted that she has been fired from not one, but two animated films. The woman can run through Manhattan in six inch Manolo Blahniks, but no one can be perfect all the time.
Parker revealed she was fired from the 1998 film Antz, which starred Woody Allen, Jennifer Lopez and Sharon Stone, who replaced Parker’s insect character. “Apparently I was a bad ant,” said Parker, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner. We couldn’t help but wonder, how do you play an ant poorly?
In 2004, Parker was let go from the film Home On The Range, saying “The first time they were like, ‘We’re going in a different direction.’ Which I had always heard, like, as a joke.”
With both roles requiring Parker to play an animal, she believes she found her weakness. “I’ve had no success playing an animal, except I played a dog onstage.”
While we’re sure Parker would have been great in both films, it’s nice to know even hugely successful and talented actors have setbacks sometime.
Catch SJP doing what she does best, playing a human, on Divorce, Sundays on HBO Canada at 10ET/9PT.