Parker initially felt that the role would tie her down for too many years in one place, according to a colleague.
In a column for Playbill magazine on Wednesday (August 26th), actor Seth Rudesky, who worked with the 50 year old actress and her husband Matthew Broderick at a Broadway event, revealed that Parker “completely wanted to get out of it” when she learned that ‘SATC’ had been picked up by HBO.
Sarah Jessica Parker apparently wasn't too keen on 'Sex And The City' initially
Sarah Jessica Parker is still apologising to anger fans for posting an Instagram picture which fuelled ‘Sex and the City 3’ rumours.
Sex And The City fans were overjoyed when Sarah Jessica Parker posted a cryptic Instagram photograph with a caption which everyone, desperate for any glimmer of hope for a third movie, took to mean Sex and the City 3 was in the works. It wasn’t and, as far as we know, isn’t. SJP has been paying for her slip up ever since and has been forced to apologise to SATC fans on numerous occasions.
Sarah Jessica Parker with her husband, Matthew Broderick, at the Irish Repertory Theatre, NY in June 2015.
It's been ten years since Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw last strutted across our television films but now the actress is heading back to HBO for her new series 'Divorce'.
Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO with a new comedy series, Divorce. Parker is returning to HBO after a decade away. The 50-year-old actress starred in Sex And The City as Carrie Bradshaw from 1998-2004. Now she's back with a whole new series in which she is set to star and produce. A pilot episode of Divorce has been well received by the network and they have picked up the series for its first season. The show is expected to air next year.
Sarah Jessica Parker will star and produce in Divorce.
Continue reading: Sarah Jessica Parker's New Comedy Series 'Divorce' Picked Up By HBO
Cattrall played the raunchy character Samantha Jones in the series 'Sex and the City' from 1998 to 2004.
‘Sex And The City’ star Kim Cattrall believes that starring in the popular series has ruined her love life. The 58 year old actress was speaking to Standard Issue magazine in a feature interview, and claims that her portrayal of the sex-obsessed character Samantha Jones has negatively influenced what men think about her.
“I haven't had a date in a long time!” the actress exclaimed. “Sometimes I feel that I live in this tower.” The raunchy Samantha Jones character, known for being something of a man-eater, seems to have rubbed off on Cattrall’s real life, like so many roles have for so many actors and actresses before her.
Continue reading: Kim Cattrall Says Her 'Sex And The City' Role Has Ruined Her Love Life
Robert Downey Jr. wouldn't dream of contacting his old flame Sarah Jessica Parker without her husband Matthew Broderick's permission.
Will there be a 'Sex and the City 3'? Jennifer Hudson has hinted that another film may be in the pipeline.
Jennifer Hudson at the Stand Up To Cancer Telethon in September 2014.
Continue reading: Jennifer Hudson 'Louise From St. Louis' Hints At 'Sex & The City 3'
New teen drama 'The Carrie Diaries' received mixed reviews after airing on Monday night (January 14th 2013) on CW with critics calling the show 'bland' and 'inept'.
The series was made as a prequel to 'Sex And The City' looking into the teenage life of Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker in SATC) in the '80s in Connecticut. Young Carrie is played by AnnaSophia Robb who appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the 2005 adaptation of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. However, many critics have slammed the show for a number of different reasons. Matthew Gilbert from The Boston Globe called it 'somewhat bland' before knocking the appearance of the actress in comparison to Sarah Jessica Parker. 'She's not as small and angular, and she has a softer temperament', he said. 'I spent too much time during the premiere trying to morph Robb into Parker in my mind's eye.' Matt Zoller Seitz from The Vulture was even more cold about the show. 'The characters are bland', he said before calling it 'an inept spin off that dishonours its source' and accusing it of 'wanting to cash in on 'Sex and the City'.
The slightly warmer reviews came from Robert Lloyd at the LA Times. 'The situations are stock - John Hughes wrote this playbook pretty thoroughly - and the dialogue does not exactly crackle', he said, while Tim Goodman from The Hollywood Reporter said: 'It's kind of quaint and far less cynical than 'Gossip Girl''.
The Carrie Diaries, the CW's television adaptation of Candace Bushnell's novel and a prequel to the Sex And The City television series, premiered on Monday evening (January 16, 2013). Actress AnnaSophia Robb has the enviable job of playing a young Carrie Bradshaw - iconically played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the long running HBO series.
Continue reading: The Carrie Diaries: How AnnaSophia Robb Became The New Carrie Bradshaw
You'd think both of the Sex And The City movies were fair warning: stop trying to make money out of the franchise, it'll never be as good as the series and it's getting embarrassing. Do they listen? You know the answer to that.
Now, tonight in fact, the SATC prequel will be on televisions, telling the story of the show's lead Carrie Bradshaw, as she makes her journey from Connecticut to Manhattan due to the death of her mother. "This is a younger Carrie. I mean, we're first meeting Carrie in 1984, and she's 16, so she's just getting introduced to New York and her first love and fashion, and she's really finding herself as a writer and trying to find her voice," star AnnaSophia Robb told MTV News at the series' red-carpet premiere in October. Author Candace Bushnell, says it's difficult to compare the prequel to the main show. "I never know how to answer that question," Bushnell said when asked to do just that. "Both Carries are really close to me."
"I just really tried to capture being a teenager in a small town, and although your life is perfectly fine, for some reason you want more," she continued. "You want to see the world, and you really want to experience the world. And the Carrie in 'Sex and the City' had that dream, but she's experiencing it, and she's gotten there, whereas the Carrie in 'The Carrie Diaries' is just trying to figure out how to get there."
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Sex And The City Thursday 8th April 2010 walking in Soho, spots a GO magazine on the pavement that has her 'Sex and the City' co-star Cynthia Nixon on the cover, and steps over it. New York City, USA
Sarah Jessica Parker and Sex And The City - Sarah Jessica Parker and Haylie Duff USA - Separated at birth? - the older Duff sister has a striking resemblance to the 'Sex and the City' star who is 20 years her elder Thursday 13th November 2008
Diane-Louise Jordan, Sex And The City and Zaraah Abrahams - Diane-Louise Jordan and Giles Broadbent London, England - attend the Sex And The City screening and party hosted by Zaraah Abrahams at the Cannon Workshops. Friday 30th May 2008
The star of 'Dirty Sexy Money', Blair Underwood, has come under fire from African-American fans after he played the lover of a white character in 'Sex and the City'.
'Dirty Sexy Money' star Blair Underwood has received unfavourable backlash from African-American fans, after he appeared as the black lover of a white character in 'Sex And The City'. Despite being the first African-American actor to join the cast of the predominantly white series, some of Underwood's fans did not respond with approval to the character of Dr. Robert Leeds; boyfriend to Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon).
However, Underwood claimed that the outspoken fans reviewed their position on the character after learning that Underwood has a black wife - Desiree DaCosta - and has been for 13 years. He explained his understanding of the events, by saying: "In terms of the black female audience, usually in your body of work if you've proven that you love your sisters (black women) and will come back home, they will give you a pass when you jump ship. I hear it all the time. I heard, 'We'll get you a pass because we know you're married to a black woman.'"
Kirstin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sex And The City - Kirstin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall Berlin, Germany - German premiere of Sex and the City at CineStar movie theatre at SonyCenter Thursday 15th May 2008