Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis do the upcoming issue of Marie Claire (UK). The girls have been doing a lot of magazine covers and other promotions for the upcoming movie, but this one is one of the most revealing interviews we have seen from Kristin Davis. In Marie Claire Kristen opens up about everything from sex, death and her battle with alcoholism. Below is a bit form her honest interview.
Kristin on sex and shopping: “I’m not really a shopper so that’s the easy one. I have to say definitely good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and to feel free you have to really trust the other person. Erm, and you have to have that strange, mysterious chemical connection.�?
Kristin on being alcoholic: “Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. (An only child, Kristin’s parents divorced when she was a baby. Adopted by her stepfather, a psychology professor, the family moved Columbia, South Carolina where he worked at the university.) I just didn’t feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting. I mean, I don’t know how much you know about the American South but there’s a history of bourbon! People in the South get upset with me when I talk about this. It’s obviously different now but when I was a teenager everything was based on a very kind of elaborate social scene in the South. There were social clubs and high school fraternities and college. You know, I’m kind of shy normally, so I felt like I needed help and then one thing led to another and I was drinking.�?
A lot of people were surprised to hear that Kristen was an alcoholic, including myself. She recovered from it in her early 20’s, so it wasn’t something he had to battle as a celebrity. But hearing her open up all these years later as a celebrity, is inspiring.
Sex and the City the movie opens this Friday May 30! See the trailer below.
See the Marie Claire photos here.