Sarah Jessica Parker beams bright in blue on the May 2010 cover of Vogue. The fashion icon and A-list actress opens up to the magazine about what it was like having children with the use of a surrogate mother and once again returning to her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2!

“Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s — suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone,” the 45-year-old mother of three told Vogue of having her twin girls with a surrogate. “It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed.”

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“I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s,” she added. “It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different and equally extraordinary.”

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SJP shared her 10-month-old twin girls’ nicknames — Tabitha Hodge is “Babe” and Marion Loretta Elwell is “Kitty.”

“Aren’t those great names? Babe Broderick! Kitty Broderick! It’s like it’s 1940. I wish it were 1940.”

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So what’s the dirt on the upcoming Sex and the City sequel?

“We four women, despite, I guess, what a lot of people hope, have never been better,” Sarah Jessica reveals. “This movie — and maybe it’s because we actually lived together — it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”

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SJP also opened up about the women of SATC getting older.

“We’re still playing — uh, I don’t know how old Carrie is,” she admitted. “Is she about 42 now? I think Carrie’s younger than I, and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she’s 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically.”

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