Monday 24 July 2017

The Full Irish: Sarah Jessica Parker takes her kids for fry-up breakfast in Donegal

Sarah Jessica Parker is set to return to our screens
Sarah Jessica Parker is set to return to our screens
Matthew Broderick and SJP retreat to Co. Donegal each summer with their children
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

It’s not every day you see a Hollywood star chowing down on a greasy fry, but Sex and the City actress SJP couldn’t resist sampling traditional Irish fare at a cafe in the North of Ireland.

The 50-year-old star stopped into Doherty’s cafe in Bridgend with her husband Matthew Broderick and their three children before returning home to New York.

Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James Wilkie walking near their cottage home in Kilybegs, Co Donegal
Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James Wilkie walking near their cottage home in Kilybegs, Co Donegal

The family had spent the last few weeks at their cottage in Kilcar, Donegal.

Customers at the Donegal cafe were shocked when the high profile couple took their seats.

“I nearly choked on my sausage when I saw Sarah Jessica Parker walking across the car park,” one onlooker told the Belfast Telegraph.

“They came in, grabbed a table in the corner and ordered breakfast with the kids.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her son, James Wilkie Broderick
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her son, James Wilkie Broderick

“We were all star-struck – but at the same time no-one wanted to bother them by asking for pictures. But some took a few sneaky snaps as they sat across the room.

“They chatted away to the staff who couldn’t believe they were serving up frys to two of the world’s biggest film stars.”

Matthew Broderick (L) and Sarah Jessica Parker attend Irish Repertory Theatre's YEATS: The Celebration at Town Hall on June 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Matthew Broderick (L) and Sarah Jessica Parker attend Irish Repertory Theatre's YEATS: The Celebration at Town Hall on June 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

The customer added that everyone in the restaurant was too embarrassed to ask the well known actress to pose for a picture.

“They were very, very thankful to staff as they left, and they cleared their plates so they definitely enjoyed their breakfast.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stops for a Guinness in Foley's Pub on May 21, 2004 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stops for a Guinness in Foley's Pub on May 21, 2004 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

“Hopefully it won’t be the last time we see them.”

The mum-of-three recently told the Irish Independent that she would love to move permanently to the Emerald Isle.

“We would be delighted to decamp to Ireland. Move the children, put them in school there, have tea every day, a proper fry.

“It’s just an exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, wonderful place for ourselves and for our children.”

“I like tea, wandering around, eating, being with our friends. We have friends there too that I’ve known since I was growing up.

“The kids seem to love it. They keep asking when can we go back.

“They can run around and don’t have to be watched so much.”

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