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Friday 28 November 2014

Bushnell uncertain about SATC3

Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker starred in Sex And The City on the big and small screen
Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker starred in Sex And The City on the big and small screen

Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell has revealed her doubts about a third film, saying things have "come to the end" for the character of Carrie Bradshaw.

The writer, whose books and columns inspired the hit TV series, hinted that leading lady Sarah Jessica Parker could be too old to reprise her role as New York columnist Carrie Bradshaw for a third film.

"No," she told The Daily Beast when asked about the possibility about Sex And The City 3.

"Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn't be an ingenue any more. 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?'."

Candace added: "I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character. 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. To me, that would be interesting. But they were not going to go there."

The 54-year-old writer defended the disappointing ratings from the Sex And The City spin-off TV show, The Carrie Diaries. The show stars AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie.

"It is a really good show. I think they're doing a good job. The Carrie Diaries has huge streaming numbers... TV is an incredibly difficult medium," she said.

Candace added: "I love AnnaSophia. She just holds the screen. She's a very cool girl in person. That's something that's key to Carrie."

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