Sarah Jessica Parker hasn’t been shy about her dismay over the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. While she doesn’t mind the young actress who plays a younger version of her famous Carrie Bradshaw character, AnnaSophia Robb, she just seems rather perplexed about why such a show was necessary in the first place. I’m sorta with her on that, in theory, but the show – what little I’ve seen of it, anyway – is kind of fun in a really mindless way.
In any case, Sex and the City writer/creator Candace Bushnell has hit back at SJP, basically telling her to get over it and that she had no future with the series herself, anyway, since she’s 47 now. Ohhhh, snap.
From The Daily Beast:
“The reality is, that’s showbiz. Sarah Jessica’s first part was somebody else’s part. She played Annie on Broadway. She understands how these things work.
Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t be an ingenue anymore. But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted. Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: “Does he love me?” … “Does he still not love me?” I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”
I mean, true that and all. No one cares about any of that shit anymore. Sex and the City was great for its time and was really great and all, but there’s such a thing as ending on a high note. The Carrie Diaries really was the only chance to make the show appeal to a new generation – because let’s face it, it’s really for 13-year-olds and they’re a bit young for the real, adult deal (which hopefully they’ll watch anyway out of interest as they get older). I do understand SJP’s going to feel territorial, but Candace is right – that’s showbiz, kids!