Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big’s tumultuous relationship was a main focal point of “Sex and the City.” They loved each other, sure, but it was never clear if the two were actually supposed to end up together, let alone married, like they do in the “SATC” movies.
Luckily, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie in the hit series, weighed in and settled the debate … for now, at least.
“As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted rather than a feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly,” Bradshaw said in a recent interview with Yahoo Style. “I don’t think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her — it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own.”
She added, “But the beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by.”
One of the main objectors? “SATC” creator Darren Star, who made his opinion about Big and Carrie’s relationship crystal clear during a Kindle Singles interview in January.
“I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage,” Star said. “Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”
The creator added, ”At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy. But unless you’re there to write every episode, you’re not going to get the ending you want.”
You mean like this?
Recently, “SATC” actress Cynthia Nixon dropped another truth-bomb about the series — and all the sex the characters were having. According to Nixon’s January interview with “IMDB Asks,” all of the “SATC” hookups were based on real-life events.
“They had a rule in the writing that they couldn’t put anything in an episode that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writer’s room or someone they knew firsthand,” Nixon told IMDB. “It couldn’t be, like, my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe repair guy heard once that, you know. So the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened — they really did happen.”
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