13/07/2011 10:19 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

SJP Talks Life In New York, Dressing Up And Carrie Bradshaw In US Vogue

sarah-jessica-parker-vogue-cover Sarah Jessica Parker covers US Vogue's August issue. Photo courtesy of Vogue/Mario Testino

Sarah Jessica Parker reveals that unlike her most famous character, Carrie Bradshaw, she's "not a crazy shoe lady" in US Vogue's August age issue.

The Sex and the City star tells the magazine that "Bradshaw's life is nothing - nothing - like mine...I don't think about fashion all day long, although I have great respect for the industry. Every choice we've made has been different".

SJP does share one similarity with Carrie though; they both love New York. She admits that she couldn't live outside the city and loves the fact that "you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door". Is it just us, or does that almost sound like Bradshaw talking?!

When it comes to fashion, Parker doesn't deny her enjoyment in dressing up for the red carpet. "I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution". Long may that continue; we love seeing her wear beautiful dresses too.

Take a look below to see more images from SJP's Vogue shoot with Mario Testino, including an adorable one of her with her baby twins.