Sarah Jessica Parker Talks 'Daunting' 'Lovelace' Role

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week Presented By Hublot at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on February 8, 2012 Sarah Jessica Parker attends the amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week Presented By Hublot at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on February 8, 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker says stepping in for Demi Moore in “Lovelace” was a challenge in many ways.

“It was difficult because, obviously, the circumstances are not ideal,” the actress told Access Hollywood correspondent Jill Martin at the amfAR New York Gala on Wednesday night, when asked about her cameo role of feminist activist Gloria Steinem.

The “Sex and The City” star took over for Demi, who was forced to drop out after she sought treatment for her health and exhaustion issues.

“I obviously conveyed that to the filmmakers [and] that I was aware and I was sorry for the reasons that they had to reach out to me,” the 46-year-old actress explained. “Also, of course, the somewhat daunting task of playing somebody with very little time [to prepare,] who was obviously such an important person in the women’s movement, but also played such a pivotal role in Linda’s life.”

Adding, “And to do it well and properly and not an impersonation, but rather a complete person with not a lot of screen time and not a lot of preparation.”

The Amanda Seyfried-fronted project – which has yet to announce a release date – also stars Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Robert Patrick, Bobby Cannavale and Chris Noth.

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