Sarah Jessica Parker, Octavia Spencer, Emma Watson & More Open Up About Being Women in Hollywood

Sarah Jessica Parker

Courtesy of Elle

updated 10/02/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 10/03/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

Let’s hear it for the women!

Elle’s Women in Hollywood issue (available on newsstands Oct. 16) celebrates nine women who have made significant contributions to the film industry.

This year’s honorees are Sarah Jessica Parker, Octavia Spencer, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Uma Thurman, Elle Fanning, Emma Watson, Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon.

Here’s a sneak peek at what Parker, Spencer, Watson and Fanning said about their personal lives, careers and making it as a woman in Hollywood:

Sarah Jessica Parker

“I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City,” Parker says of future roles. “I loved Sex and the City’s Carrie [Bradshaw] and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.”

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