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SJP: I’m not a mean girl

Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t think she’s clever enough to taunt people about a potential Sex and the City 3 film.

The 50-year-old actress is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on hit HBO series Sex and the City. The show has spawned two films and earlier this year, fans got their hopes up that a third was in the making after Sarah Jessica shared a cryptic Instagram post. It turned out not to be the case, and the star admits she was taken aback by the outcry her post created.

“Oh my god. When I posted that picture and people were in a rage at me, I was shocked,” she told the American edition of Cosmopolitan. “They were convinced I had been taunting them. I'm not that clever! And to what end would I relish dangling this idea and then saying there's no movie? I'm still finding people and being like, 'No @BoobityBopBeep! Why would I hurt you?' I've never been a mean girl."

Sex and the City followed the exploits of Carrie and her friends Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, played by Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon respectively. The women had a very close bond both on and off-screen but Sarah Jessica admits that in real life, she doesn’t class herself as a feminist.

“As [playwright] Wendy Wasserstein would say, I'm a humanist. I'm enormously appreciative of the work that my mother's generation did,” she explained. “We are the beneficiaries of a lot of disappointment, heartache, discouragement, and misunderstanding. But I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles. People of colour, gays, lesbians, and transgenders who are carving out this space.

“I'm not spitting in the face or being lazy about what still needs to be done — but I don't think it's just women anymore. We would be so enormously powerful if it were a humanist movement."

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