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Sarah Jessica Parker Interested in ‘Sex and the City 3’

— by ALEXA MILAN —

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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6 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Kat #
    1

    They need to end the series on a good note! The last movie was terrible!

  2. Adam Poynter #
    2

    I think that the fans demanded a second movie and then complained when it was horrible. Maybe the fans have outgrown the show since its been off the air and its just the nostalgia the remember.

  3. Sherice Antoinette #
    3

    I agree with Kat. The second film was an embarrassment.

  4. Jessika #
    4

    No it was just a bad film. What the first one did was amazing…us folks who weren’t fans of the show became fans and were suddenly in the loop….sequel….made us rethink the new found fondness.

  5. Jessika #
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    My chihuahua is named Mr Big, almost changed it to Epic Fail after the sequel!

  6. TheBride #
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    I resisted SATC for its entire run. I saw SATC1 and really enjoyed it. I thought SATC2 was a huge disappointment. I’m not sure what SATC3 would bring, but it would have to be something fresh. SJP looks very different (I think facial surgery removed her softness), and they simply don’t look like 30-somethings. As an older woman, I’d LOVE to see a movie about the bonds of gal-pal-ship being victorious over anything life sends our way, including the rise of a new generation of Carries, Samanthas, Marandas, and Charlottes who try to match up to the Masters!


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