It’s been more than a decade since Sarah Jessica Parker reprised her role as Sex and the City’s beloved Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t mean that the actress doesn’t have a good idea of what her iconic HBO character would be up to today.
“Well, my guess is that she and Big are New Yorkers and still involved,” she told E! News of her character’s relationship with Chris Noth’s Mr. Big. (The pair got married in the 2008 big screen flick following a dramatic relationship dynamic that spanned multiple seasons.) “I’m sure she’s still writing. I’m sure she has a lot to write about given what’s happened in this country over the last year and a half, two years, politically, socially. I think she would be deeply engaged in those conversations.”
Furthermore, Parker said, she believes that Carrie and Mr. Big would have found a way to grow even closer and more in love over the years. “I think that she would still be a voracious reader and have maintained those friendships,” she continued, “and I would hope that she and Big were enjoying their time together and still, you know, in love and in like.”
Rumors about a third Sex and the City have floated around for years, with one (unsubstantiated) hypothesis that a part of a third film would involve Mr. Big’s tragic death. While Parker declined to confirm or deny the rumor, she did speculate about how her character would react to her husband’s untimely death.
“I think she would be devastated if her husband passed away,” she said. “I think she would feel a great loss in a partner and grateful for the time and memories they had. That would be my guess. I can’t imagine her celebrating it, that’s for sure … she might raise a Stella in his name, but I don’t know that she would be celebrating. Celebrating his life, yes. She would celebrate the life they lived, the time they had, memories shared, and yes, raise the Stella and pour it forward.” (To clarify, Parker is part of the Stella Artois and Water.org’s Super Bowl campaign, hence the plug for the pilsner brand).
As for how Parker thinks Carrie would respond to current fashion trends, the actress said she believes the fashionista would be cautiously interested in “all of it.”
“I don’t know that she could wear all of it,” she said, adding, “I think her relationship to fashion was pretty healthy, you know, meaning she didn’t indict anything whether for it being a trend or for it being out of fashion. I think she was interested in storytelling and loved telling sort of who she was everyday by the way she walked out the door, and I think she probably would be as engaged today as she was then.”
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