Sarah Jessica Parker in Elle: I love the smell of wet, warm diapers

Here is Sarah Jessica Parker, cover girl for the December issue of Elle Magazine. (More photos on I don’t hate any part of the styling, honestly. It’s a cute dress, I like her hair that color, makeup is nice, and she doesn’t look that retouched. Here’s the thing, and I’m being totally serious… was Sarah Jessica Parker’s nose always this big? It’s gotten huge. And I’m saying that as someone who admired SJP’s unwillingness to “correct” her bumpy nose. I have a thing for unusual noses, and hers was a classic. But this might need to be “corrected”. Maybe it’s just a weird shadow. Or maybe it’s a deviated septum or something. Yikes.

In the interview, SJP talks about her new twin girls, and how much she loves the smell of diapers. Not fresh, powdery diapers, either. She likes the wet ones, “all warm like a baked good.” I seriously heaved a little with that quote. SJP also kind of throws her 7-year-old son under the proverbial bus, claiming that it was James Wilkie’s idea to give one of the baby girls an illustrious cat name. James Wilkie’s idea was “Marion” – so who came up with Tabitha?

Sarah Jessica Parker may have a number of best-selling fragrances, but the “Sex and The City” star said in the December issue of ELLE that it’s a less flowery smell that she loves.

“I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they’re wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good,” she said.

SJP is on double diaper duty these days thanks to the arrival of twin daughters Loretta and Tabitha, who were delivered by a surrogate earlier this year – but the star said that son James Wilkie got involved with the process, too.

“He told me he really wanted Marion to be in the mix,” Sarah said of baby names for Loretta – who is indeed Marion on her birth certificate. “We thought, ‘Are we crazy? Do we let our son name one of the girls? Is that the right thing to do? Is it important for him?’ And then he goes, and I want it legal.”

While the world loves her as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah said she hopes her daughters feel the same way once they grow up.

“First of all, I have a fear that they’re not going to like me,” she said.

She can always bribe them with her considerable wardrobe, however.

“The only tragedy would be if their feet are bigger than mine,” she said.

In the meantime, she’s filming the much-anticipated “Sex” sequel and awaiting the release of December 11-due romantic comedy, “Did You Hear About The Morgans?” – in which she meets her character’s neurotic match in co-star Hugh Grant.

“We looked like two people who had been dug up,” Grant said of their time on the set, admitting that even he couldn’t resist her charms. “Both green in the face. It was so cozy to have someone in an equal level of hell. I’m so proud of myself for liking her because I hate everybody.”

[From Access Hollywood]

“The only tragedy would be if their feet are bigger than mine” – really? I hope she was being silly. Probably. But I’m silently rooting for the Cat Twins to have enormous Paris Hilton feet. Just so SJP could experience her greatest tragedy.

SJP is in Elle because she’s promoting her horrible-looking comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? It is about a New York couple who witness a murder, and “are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.” I just watched the trailer again… and it doesn’t look ghastly. I’m sure it sucks, of course. But Hugh Grant actually looks cute in it!

Here’s the trailer for Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Elle Cover via Popcrunch. More photos at SJP is shown filming SATC in NY on 9/18/09. Credit: FPZ/Fame Pictures

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  1. Lantana says:

    I saw the photo of her right after reading the headline, diapers and such, and at first I thought she was holding a nursing bra up in front of her dress. The diaper thing is bad enough. ICK.

  2. Firestarter says:

    Kaiser- That was the first thing that I noticed was her nose. It is bigger!

    Two things that continue to grow in your life are your ears and nose, or so I have been told.

    That wet baked goods diaper thing made me reconsider breakfast! Thanks Sarah Jessica.

  3. Lilaclover says:

    That just goes to show that there’s no way this woman changes diapers. Ugh – either that or I would want to avoid the bakery she goes to that has “baked goods” that smell like that. Good job trying to appear like a normal “mom” – fail.

  4. Roni says:

    I NEVER liked anything that I smelled that a diaper has held! I was so happy when my six-year became potty trained! Her diapers would make me gag and I would HATE when she would hide from me and come back out with crap coming out of the sides of the diaper! She thought that was so funny (that didn’t happen often with the crap coming out of the sides…but it happened more than once)!

  5. Green Is Good says:

    Like SPJ actually changes diapers. That’s the Nanny’s job.

    “all warm like a baked good”? What the hell is she yapping about? They smell like pee and poop, genius.

  6. Tess says:

    That’s quite a load of bullsh*t, Sarah Jessica.

  7. Kevin says:

    Good thing she likes that. I’m sure she can smell every doody diaper for 5 square miles with that blood hound schnoz! Probably digs the smell of her own farts too if that’s the case. Side note, my Mom’s cat is named Tabitha so it is a cat’s name.

  8. birdie says:

    “We thought, ‘Are we crazy? Do we let our son name one of the girls? Is that the right thing to do? Is it important for him?”

    — Right, because why should the little girl go by a gross weird cat lady name like Marion when she could be called something beautiful like Loretta. What a gem!

    — This woman obviously doesn’t eat very many baked goods.

  9. Jazz says:

    I would always gag and dry retch whenever my friends would change their kids in front of me. And Tabitha makes me think of witches. Must be Bewitched.

  10. Green Is Good says:

    Tabitha = Bewitched.

    They should have named the other band-aide baby Sabrina (as in the Teenage Witch).

  11. EMV says:

    Her nose has always been big. I don’t know how anyone cannot notice it. I used to like her, I still like her acting. But she as a person seems very self centered to me. But that’s just the outside looking in.

  12. icky says:

    she is just gross and weird- don’t like her

  13. Tia C says:

    Her nose doesn’t look any different to me. What a dumb quote to have out there in the world. Just shows yet again how out of touch with reality she is. I highly doubt she has anything to do with the diaper-changing.

  14. original kate says:

    even worse than the smell of diapers is the smell of diaper pail mixed with baby powder mixed with the febreze or whatever people use to try and cover the ammonia smell.

  15. girl says:

    The only way I could see diaper smell being halfway pleasant is if the babies were on breastmilk and hadn’t had any solid food. It doesn’t smell wonderful but it isn’t like regular BMs.

    Part of the selling point for me for breatfeeding (initially) was that their stools don’t smell very strong (at least my kids) or like regular poop even. Somehow I doubt she is breatfeeding them. Maybe she is paying for donor milk?

  16. Munkey says:

    original kate: Are you dissing my skillz?? No, you’re right, Febreeze doesn’t help. You just have to move the stinky pail to the bathroom and SHUT THE DOOR. Only then, will freshness prevail.

  17. birdie says:

    @ girl… Paying for donor milk? I’ve never heard of that! Does this really happen??

    Regarding nursing, SJP is definitely not breast feeding. Her babies were delivered via surrogate. Although it is possible to take hormones to lactate, the fact that SJP is in Morocco and her babies are in NYC definitely proves there is no breast feeing going down in the Broderick house. Unless they hired a wet nurse! Maybe they will hire surrogate parents to bring the girls out and about… oh wait, the uniformed nannies….

  18. Ally says:

    Oh what a waste of talent! Such a great cast, but a good script seems to have been unavailable by filming time. Just another stupid crank-em-out Hollywood situational rich-jerks-out-of-water “comedy”.

    My theory on the big nose: it’s the only part of her body she can’t starve smaller. I love her as an actress, so I wish she would stop it with the over-the-top body self-torture. It’s getting to the point of dysmorphia… doesn’t she realize what she’s starting to do to her main acting tool? It won’t matter that you can wear designer sample sizes in your movies and photo shoots when people cringe when they look at your gristly face onscreen. What a waste of comedienne genius!

    The dumbest thing I ever read from SJP was in a Harper’s Bazaar interview, where she said that she came home to an empty house after a party, couldn’t unzip her Alexander McQueen dress, so SHE CUT HERSELF OUT OF IT. Yup, that’s what all the regular folks do with their couture gowns, right after they eat cake.

  19. cuppycake says:

    My eyebrows just disappeared into my hairline reading that headline.

    I have been grateful for a warm, wet diaper myself a few times, but that was because my son had been seriously dehydrated and it was a difference between him being healthy or being in NICU.

    Normally though, I am very happy he’s mastering the potty.

  20. Goddess711 says:

    I think she’s just dreaming. When is she actually around to feel a nice warm wet diaper and pass it off to the nanny?
    She’s a twit. She and Matthew Broderick are pretentious idiots who name their kids pretentious, ugly names that will get each kid’s ass beat in the school yard some day. They’re way past Prep and YUP stages, they’re just plain yukky!

  21. guilty pleasures says:

    Ummm, I know what she means…a tiny baby, who has only had breast milk, diaper newly ‘used,’ does have a sweet, warm scent. Maybe only your very own baby, for anthropological reasons, but-yeah, I totally get it!
    Later on though..gahhhh!

  22. lastwordlinda says:

    I’m laughing so hard at some of these posts I think I’ve wet myself. Oh look, here comes Sarah Jessica Parker. Wait! What are you doing? Get off me you freak!

  23. girl says:

    I have donated breatmilk before (and have actually wetnursed at the request of the mother under dire circumstances, very strange experience). I think that there is a big fee for it because if you go through a donor bank, they pasteurize it (usually after it has been pooled with 1 or 2 other mother’s milk).

    It is way, way expensive but there are some babies that have no other option.

    I am not sure that it is legal to directly pay someone for donor milk. I have never been compensated (but I have never wanted to be those babies desparately needed the milk).

  24. ashleigh says:

    @girl: my understanding is that it is NOT legal to pay someone for their breastmilk (in the US). I read an article, I think it was in Oprah magazine a couple of months ago. This woman had triplets, and she pumped while they were in the NICU. Unfortunately, all three babies eventually died (I believe without coming home). She ended up donating the milk to a milk bank, but I thought it said you couldn’t sell.

    My understanding was that those milk banks were only for people with medical issues, and that the milk specifically could not be sold to the highest bidder due to a lack of resources that some people desperately need.

    Other than that…Gross. I’ve worked with kids since I was twelve. I was a very in-demand babysitter, and I still change a diaper at least twice a week (a lot for someone not in childcare or with children). I have never enjoyed doing it. It is only varying degrees of grossness. Clean babies smell good though.

  25. Kevin says:

    Maybe it’s a fond flashback from when JFK JR. would fart then force her head under the covers.