Would it have worked without her?
Eternal single lady (well, until those movies ruined everything) Carrie Bradshaw is one of the most iconic characters of our time, embodied by Sarah Jessica Parker, 50, who is still basically interchangeable with the character.
It’s the role that’s defined her career, and it’s the one she’ll always be remembered for.
However, she desperately didn’t want to do it.
According to a very juicy snippet of conversation SJP had with actor and musician Seth Rudetsky, she filmed the pilot then forgot all about it.
When HBO picked up the series, she was extremely reluctant to do it. In Rudetsky’s words:
“She completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely,” he writes in Playbill.
Rudetsky says the actress synonymous with our lovelorn protagonist enjoyed her “journeyman” lifestyle, hopping from project to project, and didn’t want to be tied down to a television series.
In fact, she was so loathe to do the show that she offered to do THREE films for HBO free of charge, in exchange for a reprieve.