Kristen Davis Says ‘Sex And The City’ Role Likely Saved Her Life

Kristen Davis is thankful to “Sex and the City” for getting her to 30.

The 53-year-old actress appeared on the podcast Origins with James Andrew Miller this week and opened up about how landing the role of Charlotte York on the HBO series helped her through addiction.

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“I don’t think I would be alive,” Davis said. “I’m an addict. I’m a recovering alcoholic. If I hadn’t found acting… acting is the only thing that made me want to ever get sober. I didn’t have anything that was that important to me other than trying to dull my senses.”

Davis explained that the show came along at exactly the right time given what she was going through.

“I didn’t think I would live to be 30. I started drinking very young and luckily I quit very young, before any success happened, thank goodness,” she recalled. “Because my love for acting was so big when I was very young, I had something that was more important to me than just drinking.”

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The “Origins” episode covering the history of “Sex and the City”, which ran from 1998 to 2004 followed by two movies, features a range of interviews with series alum, including Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth.

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