Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

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 Reporter, the 57-year-old actress explained that she did not ‘consciously’ have concerns about working with her longtime spouse in but later became ‘worried.’

‘I think we were more so thinking about the play, like, “How are we going to do this?” And I only thought about being concerned when people ask us, “Are you concerned that this is going to be harmful to your marriage?” ‘Sarah told the media outlet.

Off and on stage couple: 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.  Seen in March 2022

Off and on stage couple: 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. Seen in March 2022

She continued, ‘And then I was worried. “Well, should we be?” We’ve never spent this much time together ever, even before we had kids. Even when we were just dating. ‘

Sarah and Matthew, 60, who tied the knot 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 kind of 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 did not 'consciously' have concerns about working with her longtime spouse in but later became 'worried'

Concerned: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 57-year-old actress explained that she did not ‘consciously’ have concerns about working with her longtime spouse in but later became ‘worried’

‘We’re spending time together working in an alternate universe. We are not ourselves. And we do not always go out together after the show.

‘And now our days are freed up again. So we still have our autonomy during the day. So it’s feeling more kind or like it used to. But it’s been great. ‘

Plaza Suite is comprised of three one-act plays that are set in the same suite at New York City’s Plaza Hotel.

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 headed for an early checkout.

Three act play: Plaza Suite is comprised of three one-act plays that are set in the same suite at New York City's Plaza Hotel

Three act play: Plaza Suite is comprised of three one-act plays that are set in the same suite at New York City’s Plaza Hotel

‘Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay.

‘And Norma and Roy are the 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 had surprised them about each other’s approaches to acting, the And Just Like That actress said, ‘I always come to see whatever Matthew’s doing, and so I’m very familiar with the way he works.

‘Really, the revelation for me was, “Wow, we can work together.”‘

She added, ‘My greatest concern is that it would feel 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 to his three other people. ‘

Challenging: 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

Challenging: 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 that it was ‘a scary thing’ to potentially give the media an invitation to write about their marriage.

However, Sarah said, ‘I think we’ve kind of figured out how we can talk about the work and also be coy about us.’

The Ohio native continued, ‘Because it seems fair and right: If I was a person interviewing us, and we were doing a play about marriages and relationships, it would be awfully difficult to not ask where it overlaps with our lives.

‘I’ve always said one of the reasons we’ve had success is because we do not talk about our marriage. I’m not flattering myself that anyone’s discussing my marriage, but we’re certainly not going to add to it by saying, “Well, this is why it works.” Next thing you know, there’ll be a very public divorce. ‘

Sarah: 'Really, the revelation for me was, ¿Wow, we can work together.¿' Seen in April 2022

Sarah: ‘Really, the revelation for me was, “Wow, we can work together.”‘ Seen in April 2022

The Hocus Pocus star explained that the couple ‘just try to respect each other.’

She added, ‘I think I learned early on when I was talking too much. I was like, “I’m in love. When’s he going to marry me? ” Oh my God, I’m so sorry about that. I’m still apologizing for that. ‘

Matthew replied, ‘Do not do that.’

Plaza Suite was originally supposed to begin its run of previews back on March 13, 2020 but all Broadway theaters were shut down the day before due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The play opened on March 28 but performances were halted a few days later when both Sarah and Matthew tested positive for COVID-19.

Privacy: Over the years, the couple have mostly kept their private lives out of the spotlight

Privacy: Over the years, the couple have mostly kept their private lives out of the spotlight

The couple expressed their disappointment over having to cancel the show for 10 days.

Sarah told THR, ‘We’ve both been much, much, much sicker and performed. It’s anathema to what we’re taught as actors, which is that you perform literally with a 102.3 fever, you vomit in the wings, you come back.

‘It’s very odd to basically not have any symptoms and not be allowed to return to work.’

Matthew said, ‘Yeah. It’s frustrating. In most businesses, after five days you’d be allowed back. But [for Broadway] it’s 10, so that last five days when you’re testing negative and feeling fine is sort of frustrating.

‘But there’s a reason, which I did not even realize. It’s because in our particular business, we can not wear a mask. ‘

But the show has been extended until July 10.

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