Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Sex and the City: The Movie

And talks and talks and talks and talks.

by | March 17, 2008 | Comments

Four years after it went off the air, Sex and the City is just a few weeks away from making its long-discussed jump to the big screen.

The film’s production has been a magnet for nostalgia-addled paparazzi, but — to the credit of the cast and crew — its storyline has remained under wraps, something star Sarah Jessica Parker intends to continue as long as possible. While accepting her recently bestowed ShoWest Vanguard Award, Parker was asked to sum up the events of Sex and the City: The Movie — recently rumored to include the death of a character — and the actress played coy:

What can I tell you in my own stealth way about the story? What we tried to do is, it’s a grown-up movie, and I think those people that have seen it have been very surprised. There’s a seriousness about something that happens in this movie and it’s really about real life and your own complicity and disappointments, and the necessity of friends at certain points, but really, as a grown-up to really take care of yourself. There’s still plenty of ribald, salty, dirty stuff, but I think it’s a really smart story. I think Michael Patrick (King, writer and director of the film) wrote a beautiful screenplay and selfishly, I feel like he wrote the role of a lifetime for me, and it was just an amazing experience.

Did you get all that? Yeah, us neither. But when questioned about whether the movie would soften any of the show’s famously sexual content, Parker (who apparently has a deep, deep affection for caffeine) was a little less stealthy, or something:

I must say that New Line did not pressure us either way. I think we recognize very clearly who the base audience was — not “base” in a negative way — but who our audience started out to be at HBO and that was obviously primarily sophisticated women and the homosexual community, and then along came straight men, as they do. Then of course, it went into syndication, a broader audience was reached, and those demographics changed a lot. The audience became a lot younger, they reached areas where people normally don’t generally get HBO, so that all changed. Really, what we kept in mind was where the show started and who that audience was and what is appropriate now for these particular women in the story. We’re not just going to gratuitously toss a woman and a man together, because that’s from whence the show came, the providence of the titillating stuff. We just really wanted to tell a great story and we really encouraged Michael to write a screenplay that’s about who those women are now.

Sex and the City: The Movie, which reunites Parker with her series co-stars Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, and Chris Noth, is set to open May 30.

Source: ComingSoon

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