The second "Sex and the City" movie hasn't even hit theaters yet, but that doesn't mean fans aren't wondering if the girls will get together for a third flick.
Kim Cattrall said the only person who can decide the fate of the franchise is writer/director Michael Patrick King, and if he wants her to come back again to play man-crazy PR maven Samantha Jones, she's there in an instant — as long as she doesn't have to come up with the story line.
"That's totally not up to me, thank God! Thank God I don't have to write that third script," she told MTV News while promoting "Sex and the City 2," which hits theaters Thursday. "That would be so daunting, but that's up to Michael."
While the decision isn't hers, she certainly is rooting for there to be another flick. "I don't know if there will be a third," she said. "I hope there will be. I think there's more stories to be told. That's totally his call."
So when will they stop? "Well, I think the only way it will continue is if Michael feels there's more to be said. I think once we start repeating ourselves, it's time to say goodbye," she said. "Maybe that's in five years, maybe that's in 10. Who knows? I hope we can do it for as long as the audience is there and the characters are interesting and growing and changing."
When "Sex and the City" opened in 2008, many fans of the show went to screenings decked out like their favorite characters from the show — Carrie Bradshaw's flower pins and Manolo Blahniks were must-wear accessories. Now, with fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of "Sex and the City 2," due Friday, MTV News caught up with the "SATC" ladies and asked them to pick their most memorable TV/film looks.
Nixon had trouble remembering the many outfits she'd worn over the years: "Favorite outfit of all time? I have no idea!"
"Oh, God, favorite outfit? I love the hat in the first movie, that just glorious, that huge hat that I had. Some of my favorite scenes [were] going down the pole in the fireman [episode]. That whole episode was just so much fun to do."
"Do you know how many thousands and thousands of outfits we have worn? I'm going to go with the Vera Wang, the first poofy wedding dress, because I would never choose such a thing in my life," Davis said, referring to Charlotte's gown during her wedding to Trey. "It was so quintessentially Charlotte and so deliciously foofy and Vera Wang that I'm going to go with that. And there's a favorite picture from that: when we walk out of the church and they threw the rose petals."
"I think the tutu in Paris, in that final montage of her and Big finally getting back together," Parker said. Fans, of course, remember that lavish, over-the-top tutu from the series' last episode.
There have been many memorable weddings on "Sex and the City 2." Who could forget when Charlotte married Trey? Or, for that matter, when Charlotte married Harry? And, there was that lovely little ceremony when Steve finally got Miranda to tie the knot.
Then, of course, fans nearly died of happiness when Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw finally walked down the aisle in the first "Sex and the City" movie. So when fans saw paparazzi photos of Samantha (Kim Cattrall) in a wedding dress, they thought she was the latest "Sex and the City" girl to put a ring on it.
Turns out, they got duped. "That was a completely conscious bait-and-switch," "Sex and the City 2" director Michael Patrick King told MTV News.
He said it was Cattrall's devious mind that came up with the idea. "[She] came to me and said, 'I want to come to the set someday in a wedding gown and make everybody think Samantha's getting married,' " he recalled. "And I put it in my head [like], 'That's a funny idea.' Forty-five minutes later, I turned around; she was crossing the street in a wedding gown. I thought, 'Oh, today?' "
Cattrall wasn't able to pull it off all on her own; she got some help from the show's iconic stylist. "Patricia Field got a gown that fit her within 40 minutes, and she had a veil on and she's running across the street," he said. "And what I loved about it was every blog that I saw was like, 'This looks like a bad idea for a movie.' And I was like, 'It is!' "
In the newly released"The Carrie Diaries," a written prequel of sorts to the "Sex and the City" series, readers follow a teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she navigates her senior year of high school. Now, with "Sex and the City 2" mania heating up, it seems only a matter of time before the book gets the TV or film treatment. But who could fill the iconic Carrie's shoes — as well as Sarah Jessica Parker?
MTV News recently caught up with the actress, who was promoting the "Sex" sequel opening May 17, and asked her.
"It's so funny. It's just been asked of me, of course, in the last 24 hours," Parker told MTV News about how she'd react to another actress playing a younger Carrie. "It makes perfect sense [that another actress would be cast]. And I would like to be generous of spirit and say, 'Of course,' and, 'I will do so if that is asked of me.' "
But Parker admitted she wasn't entirely comfortable with the idea, referencing another iconic character known for her shoes.
"It's just, I don't know. I can't imagine anyone else playing Dorothy Gale — just Judy Garland," Parker smiled with a nod to "The Wizard of Oz."
Parker can probably rest easy for now though, as adaptation plans seem to be a ways off. "The Carrie Diaries" author Candace Bushnell recently told MTV News, "It's not in my hands, so there aren't any plans at this moment. We don't know what's going to happen."
In the trailer for "Sex and the City 2," the only thing more surprising than the girls taking the sex to a different city, Abu Dhabi, is that fact that Carrie Bradshaw runs into former flame Aidan Shaw. It's definitely a moment that had fans talking — and will certainly have them flocking to the theaters May 27 to see what happens between the two.
Parker said the second flick was the right time to revisit their relationship, even if fans had hoped it would happen sooner.
"That has been an outcry from the public: 'How could you not have Aidan in the first movie?' " she told MTV News, joking, "And therefore ['SATC' writer/director] Michael [Patrick King] went back into his tiny little room in the desert in California and wrote in Aidan.
"And I think the truth is that Michael really lets a story tell itself," she continued. "That he doesn't think so much about 'Will this or won't this please an audience.' I think he told a story that really is great for Carrie Bradshaw — or Carrie Preston, depending on who she is at the moment. But I sure love the way he brought John Corbett back, because John Corbett is gold."
Are you excited to see Aidan's big return? Do you think Aidan and Carrie should get back together? Tell us in the comments!
The highly anticipated SATC movie is to start filming September 19 in New York. I saw that on the TV Guide channel last night when I was flipping through.
Ever since it was announced, I've been wondering what kinds of plot twists and necessary life disruptions will have to take place in order to make this movie interesting. Will Mr. Big and Carrie finally get married? Or will they break up? Will Miranda and Steve have another baby? Or will they break up? Will we finally get to see Charlotte and Harry's Mandarin baby? Or will they break up? Are Samantha and Smith going to *gasp* get married? Or will they break up?
Since the show revolved around so many complications with relationships, I can only imagine what will have to change in order to carry a two and a half hour-long sit fest. I'll be interested in the fashion, sex, love and scandal of all the girls, because watching Sex and the City has always been like having one long gossip fest with old friends for me, but I don't want to disrupt the idealistic lives I believe those chicks have! The only thing I wouldn't object to is Aidan coming back and stealing Carrie from Mr. Big. Although we all knew from episode one that Carrie would probably be stuck on Mr. Big forever, wasn't Aidan perfect?
Anyway, does anyone else out there have any idea what to expect from this movie?