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Sarah Jessica Parker: I'm a regular New Yorker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Are celebs really just like the rest of us? Sarah Jessica Parker claims to be.

"I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way," Parker — who lives in a West Village townhouse with hubby Matthew Broderick and the couple's three kids — says in the September issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands Aug. 16.

"I am so desperately worried about anybody saying, 'She cut in line' or 'She took our table' or She got out of jury duty' or 'She doesn't do her own grocery shopping,'" the actress continued. "The things that bother me are counter to who I am and the way I live. It's not like it's hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping and I do take the kids to school."

Parker was especially touchy about the subject of jury duty, which the New York Post's Page Six claimed Parker complained about while serving earlier this summer.

"For Page Six to be so cavalier — I was so outraged by the character assassination," Parker said. "I have served so many times, I was asked to come speak at Jury Appreciation Day."

Ummm ... we'd give props to any New Yorker — celebrity or not — who doesn't complain even a little about having to serve!


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