We’re bringing you 21 of the most fascinating facts about the show that was loved by women (and men) all over the world.
Grandmothers watch it. Mothers reminisce. 30-somethings relate. 20-somethings dream.
The program launched the careers of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, and it began a love affair with the world that would last long after the second (pretty terrible) movie left cinemas.
As with any show that spanned multiple years, there becomes a bit of a cult-like following that surrounds the brand. And that has absolutely happened here. There’s the Sex and the City tour through New York City, the ‘Cosmopolitan’ as the go-to single girl’s cocktail and the iconic line – Hello, lover – when walking past a pair of shoes.
So for your enjoyment, we’ve compiled 21 interesting facts about our favourite show.
21. Sarah Jessica Parker was the only actor with a no-nudity clause in her contract.
20. She would spend up to 18 hours a day in heels to get into the ‘Carrie mindset’.
19. The medicine cabinet in Carrie’s apartment was spotted at a market stall by Sarah Jessica Parker before the show began. She didn’t buy it at first, but then reconsidered. When she went back to buy it, the owner of the stall told her it had already been sold to “some TV show”. On the first day of filming, the cabinet was in Carrie’s apartment.
18. Until season 4 episode 12, the opening credits of the program showed the World Trade Center. After the attacks, this footage was changed to a clip of the Empire State Building.
17. Carrie's apartment sold for $9.65 million in 2012.
16. Aidan's dog, Pete, loved Carrie but was terrified of Aidan so they had to bring in a new dog. The crew had to constantly give John Corbett, who played Aidan, dog treats so Pete would forget his anger and act playful.
15. In the show's intro, Carrie gets splashed by a passing bus. When she gets splashed, you can see there are passengers in the bus. In the very next shot, the bus is empty.
14. When Charlotte and her first husband, Trey, get engaged outside Tiffany and Co, they had to make a fake Tiffany's window with approval from the store as they were not allowed to film outside the real store.
13. There has never been an outfit repeat in the series, except for the fur jacket in the last scene of the program, which was also shown in the first episode.
12. The iconic opening scene with Carrie walking down the street in the tutu almost never made it to air. “Sitting in the vault somewhere, there is an alternate opening-credit sequence where Sarah is wearing a blue dress,” series creator Darren Star said. “And she doesn’t get splashed by the bus, but instead she trips when she sees the bus.”