Sarah Jessica Parker is hoping to shoot the sequel to the “Sex and The City” movie next summer.
“I think it’s a realistic timetable,” the actress told MTV News. “That’s when we’d start shooting to be out in 2010. But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months.”
And by figure it out, Parker means the script and the next stories to tell for her character Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones, Kristin Davis’ Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda Hobbes.
“We’ve had very general conversations about the idea,” Parker said. “That’s the big hurdle: the idea. The studio is very enthusiastic, which is lovely and seductive. We’re at the place where [writer/director] Michael [Patrick King] has a wealth of stories so now it’s, ‘We think we have this story and how do we put this together and are we completely sure that it’s the right thing to do?’”
Parker, who plays sex columnist-turned-author-turned-married-woman Carri in the TV-turned-movie series, said it’s important to get the story right for second big screen outing. And when asked by MTV if the next step for her character is motherhood, the actress said that turn would be rather unlikely.
“It doesn’t seem as if that’s going to be a choice she’ll make. I don’t know. Michael and I never talk about it. That doesn’t mean that won’t be part of the story. We just haven’t figured it out,” Parker said. “It feels a little bit manipulative to toss that into the mix, because she seems so pointed in a different direction.”
In addition to the worries of the script, Parker admitted that the series’ younger fans have concerned her.
“I worry about that a lot. Really young women tell me they watch the show, and my response is always to gasp,” she admitted. “Times have changed. I gather that ‘Gossip Girl’ is pretty sophisticated, and that’s there for their viewing pleasure as well. Young women are a lot different than I was. I relished being sheltered. I can’t believe some of the subject matter doesn’t make them cringe or embarrass them.”
One notable younger fan is Miley Cyrus who has expressed an interest in a “Sex and The City” type show following the conclusion of “Hannah Montana.” And recently, Candace Bushnell said she’d like to see the 16-year-old Disney star play a younger Carrie Bradshaw if the two “SATC” prequel books she’s writing were made into a film or series.
But that’s not the direction Carrie’s originator had in mind.
“I hadn’t thought of that,” Parker said. “I still just picture me shorter. [Candace] has probably thought a lot about Carrie’s teen years. I just haven’t, because we made the conscious choice to not think about a life prior to New York City. But I’d be curious to see who might be right if it turns into something for TV.”
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