If you thought the status of “Sex and the City 2” as a bona fide box office and critical failure was the final nail in the series’ coffin, think again. Sarah Jessica Parker told the Los Angeles Times that she’s not quite ready to hang up Carrie Bradshaw’s Jimmy Choo shoes yet.
“I think there’s one more story to tell. I know there is,” Parker said in the interview. “I’d definitely tell that [third] story, and I know [show creator] Michael [Patrick King] would do it right. But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?”
But like so many film series theses days, is “Sex and the City” about to undergo a face lift? The series is based on the books by Candace Bushnell, who released a prequel about Carrie’s early years last year and has another prequel set for release this spring. Rumors were circulating that Blake Lively might play the younger Carrie in a prequel film, but she recently denied any connection to the role. Based on Parker’s interview with the Los Angeles Times, it doesn’t sound like a prequel is something she would support.
“There are a lot of important and interesting stories that 21-year-olds can tell,” Parker said in the interview. “I don’t begrudge any 21-year-old the opportunity to tell their stories … But I don’t think we can pretend to go back. It’s creating two histories. It’s like, ‘Oh I didn’t know that about Carrie Bradshaw.'”
The series had six strong seasons on HBO, and the first film was a hit at the box office. But the sequel, which follows Carrie, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) on a trip to Abu Dhabi, was a certified flop. I enjoyed the TV series and the first movie, but I couldn’t bring myself to watch the sequel. The trailer alone made it perfectly clear that when you take the city out of “Sex and the City,” something crucial is missing. If Parker and Co. do opt for a third film, hopefully they’ll return to the series’ Manhattan roots.
What do you think? Would you approve of one more “Sex and the City” film, or should the series be laid to rest? Sound off in the comments section.
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