It sounds like Candace Bushnell thinks Sarah Jessica Parker is too old to play Carrie Bradshaw in another movie.
Sarah has played Carrie since the show started in 1998, and has starred in two movies. Fans are hoping for a third instalment, but SATC author Candace doesn’t see where they can go.
“No. 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,” Candace told The Daily Beast.
It also sounds like Candace didn’t like the direction of the second movie, which was set in Abu Dhabi.
“If it were up to me, the second movie would have been Carrie Bradshaw decides to run for mayor and Samantha helps her. It would get into some real issues of what happens when you’re part of a relationship and the woman is ambitious. What does that do to her relationship with Mr. Big? To me, that would be interesting. But they were not going to go there,” Candace said.
And it doesn’t stop there. She also thinks that Carrie ending up with Mr Big might not have been the best choice.
“[Carrie and Big would not end up together in real life]. In real life, I don’t think women end up with that character, and if they do, they usually get divorced after a year. He couldn’t commit. Here’s the thing. I think the character Carrie and Mr. Big, it became in the audiences’ mind a very romantic story,” Candace added.