Many “Sex and the City” fanatics would agree that the series will not be the same without Sarah Jessica Parker and her iconic character "Carrie." Well, fans of the hit HBO series will be surprised to learn that Parker was initially very reluctant to do “Sex and the City,” and even tried her best to get out of the contract.
The revelation was made by Broadway veteran Seth Rudetsky, who co-starred with Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, for a recent play held at the Provincetown Town Hall, Us Weekly reported. Rudetsky wrote in his Playbill.com column that the actress apparently loved the script for “Sex and the City” and even went on to film it; however, Parker reportedly forgot about the project.
“Months later she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely. She really didn't want to be tied down to one job because she loved going from gig to gig and being, what she called, a 'journeyman'," Rudetsky wrote.
Parker reportedly tried to “get out” of the contract and even told HBO that she was willing to film three projects for free just to be released from the “Sex and the City” series. Fortunately, HBO was able to convince the actress to stay on, the Broadway veteran said.
“She now has no regrets. She loved playing Carrie Bradshaw," Rudetsky wrote.
The best part of Rudetsky’s column was when he dished that another “Sex and the City” movie may be in the works, as revealed by Parker herself. Rudetsky said, "She told us that there may be a project coming up involving all the ladies." However, no other details were shared about the new project.
Meanwhile, Parker and husband Broderick took to the stage on Aug. 17 to participate in Mark Cortale's “Broadway @ Town Hall series,” the Theater Mania reported. This was the first time that the two shared the stage since the 1995 Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
The “Broadway @ Town Hall series” proceeds went to the Tyler Clementi Foundation.