Sarah Jessica Parker's agent threatened filmmakers after she was harassed on movie set by 'big movie star'

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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Jessica Parker (Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Sarah Jessica Parker has said that she felt powerless after a 'big movie star' subjected her to inappropriate behaviour on set.

However, when she told her agent about it, he threatened producers that if it didn't stop, she'd be sent a 'one-way ticket' off the movie.

She told NPR's Terry Gross: “I think no matter how evolved or how modern I thought I was, I didn’t feel entirely in a position – no matter what my role was on set – I didn’t feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately.

“Which strikes me as just stunning to say out loud, because there were plenty of occasions where it was happening and I was in a different position and I was as powerful.”

The star of Sex and the City, who's been married to actor Matthew Broderick for 22 years, but doesn’t reveal the star’s identity, said that it was at that point that she sought help from her agent.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick attend a screening of "To Dust" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 22, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

“I did go to my agent - because I felt I was no longer able to convey how uncomfortable this was making me, how inappropriate it was,” she went on.

“Within hours everything had changed. [My agent] said to them, 'If this continues, I have sent her a ticket, a one-way ticket out of this city and she will not be returning'.”

She went on to say that it was not until fairly recently that she began to re-assess the incident.

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“It really wasn't, I would say, until about six or eight months ago that I started recognising countless experiences of men behaving poorly, inappropriately, and all the ways that I had made it possible to keep coming to work or to remain on set, or to simply... just push it down, push it away, find a little space for it and move on,” she said.

“[I] really just didn't allow it to consume me. To be honest, I don't know why I either wasn't courageous or more destroyed by some of the things that I was privy to, that I was on the receiving end of.”

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