While the “Sex and the City” HBO series was a mega-hit, the films that followed got mixed reviews, especially “Sex and the City 2”. Even Sarah Jessica Parker feels the same way.
The star sat down at Vulture Festival in New York City to chat about the beloved series, her co-star Cynthia Nixon and just how long they’ve actually know each other.
The 2010 spin-off sequel made an impressive $299.3 million worldwide, but despite that number the reception was mixed and Parker agrees, “I can see where we fell short on that movie, and I’m perfectly happy to say that publicly. I will say, I also understand how much friggin’ money it made.”
Parker opened up about “Sex and the City” co-star and long-time friend Cynthia Nixon, who she’s actually known since she was 11-years-old. Parker confessed she remembers going on auditions for various theatre gigs where Nixon would be sitting in that very same waiting room.
But before ultimately co-staring alongside Nixon, and having the opportunity to film spin-offs, Parker admitted she panicked about taking on the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw. Only being used to theatre and an occasional movie, it was different to continue to play one character, “I panicked about it! I can’t be on a television series, I can’t be tied down,” she said.
But the rest became history after finally deciding to take on the role, “There wasn’t a single day I didn’t want to be on that set.”