Why Sarah Jessica Parker Almost Lost Footloose Job Because Of Her Hair

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Sarah Jessica Parker, who made her first major film appearance in the 1984 American musical drama film Footloose, almost turned down her role as Rusty opposite Kevin Bacon.

Footloose features an early film appearance by Sarah Jessica Parker as RustyFootloose features an early film appearance by Sarah Jessica Parker as Rusty

For her performance, she received a Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama nomination at the Sixth Annual Youth in Film Awards.

“They wanted me to cut my hair off and dye it red, because the character’s name was Rusty, and I was like, ‘Oh god, my hair just grew back from Annie,'” she said in an appearance on People’s The Jess Cagle Interview.

“It was the first time in my life I was really alone,” Parker told James Sanford about filming Footloose in an interview published on Birth.Movies.Death.

“But it was really good for me because I was always an independent person anyway, and it was the first time I got to test my independence as far away from home as that. And that was what provoked my moving out of my home, because I realized it was something I could deal with: I was budgeting my time and disciplining myself.”

Not even a global pandemic can stop Sarah Jessica Parker from working hard and making sure that her businesses are doing well.

Recently, the 55-year-old actress has been busy making rounds at her shoe stores in New York City. She has been providing excellent customer service as she herself attends to the shoppers to help them find the right pair of shoes.

On Wednesday, SJP was at it again at her shoe store in South Street Seaport in Downtown, Manhattan. She was seen on her knees while helping a customer try a pair of rainbow pumps.

Sarah Jessica Parker on her knees as she helps a customer slide a pair of rainbow pumps on his feetSarah Jessica Parker on her knees as she helps a customer slide a pair of rainbow pumps on his feet

For her afternoon store visit, SJP wore a light blue tunic top that features V-neckline, front buttons, and rolled long sleeves. She paired the breezy number with cropped gray jeans that highlighted her curves.

Sarah Jessica Parker in a light blue tunic and gray jeansSarah Jessica Parker in a light blue tunic and gray jeans at her South Street Seaport shoe store in Downtown, Manhattan on August 19, 2020

Although she’s known to go all out when it comes to accessorizing, SJP kept it to a minimum during the visit. She wore just a pair of stud earrings, a pendant necklace, and a bracelet.

The Sex and the City actress opted for her signature beauty look, wearing smokey eye shadow and her long ombre locks in natural waves. To ensure safety, SJP wore a black face mask while assisting her customers.

Sarah Jessica Parker wears her signature long wavy locks and smokey eye-makeup Sarah Jessica Parker wears her signature long wavy locks and smokey eye makeup

Proving she’s her own best advertisement, Sarah Jessica Parker wore the “Tartt” Mary Jane pumps from her eponymous footwear collection.

These pumps are made from a glittery fabric material, which modernizes the vintage lady-like Mary Jane silhouette. They also have almond toes, oval-shaped buckles, and about 2-inch self-covered block heels.

Sarah Jessica Parker slips into a pair of SJP Tartt glitter pumpsSarah Jessica Parker slips into a pair of SJP Tartt glitter pumps

Tartt Glitter Mary Jane Pumps, $385 at Saks Fifth Avenue

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Tartt’ Glitter Mary Jane Pumps

On Tuesday last week, SJP visited her Midtown, Manhattan flagship store in yet another pair of Mary Jane pumps.

Sarah Jessica Parker visits her Midtown, Manhattan shoe store on August 18, 2020Sarah Jessica Parker visits her Midtown, Manhattan shoe store on August 18, 2020

SJP wore the silver version of her favorite “Celine” pumps for her store visit.

Made from glittery textiles, these pumps feature jeweled brooch accent on the Mary Jane vamp straps. They also have almond toes, signature grosgrain stripe at the back, and about 3.5-inch wrapped chunky heels.

Sarah Jessica Parker is her own best advertisement in SJP Celine pumpsSarah Jessica Parker is her own best advertisement in SJP Celine pumps

Silver Scintillate Celine Mary Jane Pumps, $450 at Zappos

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Celine’ Mary Jane Pumps

The mom-of-three paired her Mary Janes with cropped ripped jeans and a summery white blouse.

She wore her long wavy hair loose and finished off her beauty look with black eyeliner. For her accessories, she wore the same stud earrings, a pendant necklace, and bracelets.

Sarah Jessica Parker stays safe with a black face maskSarah Jessica Parker stays safe with a black face mask

Credit: Instar / WENN

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