When And Just Like That… was announced in 2021, Sarah Jessica Parker spoke to Vogue about women and aging—and the inevitable discourse that comes with that reality: “I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?” During a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Parker echoed the same sentiment when asked about her plastic surgery preferences—though with one surprising, if not relatable, caveat.

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“You know, I missed out on the facelift,” says Parker. “Like an old-fashioned good one that you have when you’re like 44.” Instead of invasive procedures or injectables like Botox, Parker enjoys regular visits to the dermatologist with less-invasive treatments, like peels, to achieve her brand of glow. Her penchant for the natural makes sense: Parker’s luminosity has always seemed to come from a certain sense of self, the kind of confidence which draws eyes that can’t look away. But make no mistake: she’s not poo-pooing cosmetic procedures if that’s your thing. 

“I do understand why people make the choice, because there is so much emphasis put on, especially women, and primarily women, about looks,” she says. Then, playfully, she adds: “I think about all of it! I ask people all the time like, ‘Is it too late?’”

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