Sarah Jessica Parker Thinks Her Friends On 'Sex And The City' Never Existed
Many fans don't realize Sarah Jessica Parker lives in a state of constant Reddit, but her latest “Sex and the City” theory gives her away.
During a chat with Chris Hardwick on the Nerdist podcast, SJP suggested her iconic character, Carrie Bradshaw, didn't have three best friends, but three fever dream creations who never truly existed.
I used to wonder if Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were real… That that it wasn't just her column... because they're such perfectly archetypal characters. So you're writing a column about sexual politics and observations of female/male primarily, heterosexual relationships, so you're picking one type… You're saying 'this type is this and this,' and then you complicate it more, like any good writer does. So I'm not entirely sure they are real.
A world in which Samantha (the sexually aggressive/confident friend), Charlotte (the hopeless romantic/traditional friend) and Miranda (the adult friend) existed only to lend diverse, yet clearly partitioned perspectives to Carrie's weekly sex column actually seems plausible to any “SATC” fan with pre-existing trust issues.
Everyone who's ever ironically referred to his or herself as “such a Samantha/Charlotte”* knows these women indeed represent archetypes that, at times, border on/are full-blown clichés.
Still, the prospect of a grown woman designing three imaginary BFFs is a bummer to imagine, even if it is just for work.
Could an imaginary Charlotte have given real Carrie a diamond engagement ring to pay off her apartment?
NO. She COULND'T. Feel free to dive deeper, now, into the possibility of Carrie being homeless from season four onward.
Whether the sex columnist's squad will return as flesh-and-blood or figments of her imagination in the next “SATC” movie remains unconfirmed, and the wait for answers is an indefinite one.
When asked about the reunion of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, the Emmy winner told the Press Association,
I don't think any of us have said no… I don't know whether it's a series or the movie. I think that remains an open question and discussion that will continue until it's been resolved.
*I did not forget Miranda. No one ever willingly refers to his or herself as a Miranda. Perhaps this is due to that episode where she eats chocolate cake out of the garbage, which, coincidentally, is precisely what makes me such a Miranda.
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