The third "Sex and the City" movie isn't happening, but it has been revealed that the film would have killed off a major character -- Mr. Big, played by Chris Noth. Big's death was one of the many reasons Kim Cattrall wanted out of the third installment. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big's death than about the relationship between the four women.
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This year marked the twentieth anniversary of Sex and the City 's debut. Even the most committed Sex and the City fan might have felt fatigued by the amount of celebration that milestone warranted, from a book Sex and the City and Us by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong to cast and crew reflections. Add the ongoing speculation about a third movie and the instant availability of the entire six seasons for marathon viewing, and it seems like the HBO classic has never really gone away. Part of his long-running Origins podcast series, which has delved into the beginnings of other pop culture behemoths like Saturday Night Live and ESPN, the Sex and the City chapter spans three episodes that will be pure joy for any fan of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. Perhaps the most immediately appealing thing about Origins is hearing the voices of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon as they talk about the show that changed cable television forever. Kim Cattrall declined to be interviewed for the podcast. Because we're so used to the cadences of Parker-as-Carrie hashing out a dating tragedy or Davis' exclaiming over an underwhelming sexcapade, it's both comforting and exhilarating to hear the actresses divulge behind-the-scenes facts and reveal through their anecdotes that, to this day, they love the show as much as we do.
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Free of the constraints of network television, they cursed like R-rated film heroes, discussed sex in graphic detail, had lots of graphic sex and strived to be fabulous rather than likable. It was the cynicism of Gen X, coupled with a sexual awakening post-AIDS crisis, in an era when the city was moving up from grungy to moneyed. And all those high-end dinners and high-calorie drinks never resulted in Miranda bursting the seams of that tiny Patricia Field mini-dress. Yet I loved it. Big Chris Noth until the final episode — and seeking power in the workplace were equal-opportunity ventures in their version of Manhattan.
Broadcast from until , the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. Throughout its six-year run, the show received contributions from various producers, writers, and directors, principally Michael Patrick King. Set and filmed in New York City and based on Candace Bushnell 's book of the same name , the show follows the lives of a group of four women—three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties—who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and co-starring Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones , Kristin Davis as Charlotte York , and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes , the quirky series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality , safe sex , promiscuity , and femininity , while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships. The deliberate omission of the better part of the early lives of the four women was the writers' way of exploring social life—from sex to relationships—through each of their four very different, individual perspectives.