Chris Noth: ‘Sex and the City is finished forever’

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms. The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw -…

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms.

The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw – in the hit TV series and two spin-off films, is adamant a third instalment will never happen.

“There’s no drama. There’s no movie, there’s nothing going on with it. It’s dead, it’s over, it’s gone,” he told Cover Media at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday (02Dec18).

The 64-year-old also revealed that he is no longer in touch with any of his former colleagues and that they are not close, adding: “We’re all living our lives and raising children, some of us at least. It happens with a lot of films and things. You get very close for a finite amount of time and then never see each other again!”

Additionally, Chris denied reports that Mr. Big was killed off in an early script for a third movie – a claim made by podcast host James Andrew Miller, who said the plot point had caused Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, to veto the film.

“He wasn’t gonna die,” he said. “There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.”

Sarah and fellow stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for a third film, but it was canned in September 2017 after Kim refused to return, sparking a feud between her and the Hocus Pocus star.

During chats with castmembers including Chris, James alleged Kim’s boycott of the film was due to Mr. Big’s death – as the plot focused on how Carrie copes with losing her husband and had little to offer her character.

The actor claimed not to have seen any script but did tell the podcast host that he had heard the story was “superior” to the first two movies – which were financially successful but infuriated critics.

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Sex and the City 3 screenwriters ‘planned to kill off major character’

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a f…

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.

In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, another big screen continuation of the hit TV series.

While the third instalment is unlikely to get off the ground, Origins podcast host James Andrew Miller has now claimed that he has seen a script for the planned project and alleged that the reason why Kim Cattrall, who played PR guru Samantha Jones, has refused to sign on for the film was because Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big – Bradshaw’s love interest and eventual husband – was meant to die “relatively early on” in the screenplay.

“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,” he said during a chat with castmembers including Noth and Parker, which was released on Monday (19Nov18). “They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”

Though Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for the film, it was canned in September 2017 after Cattrall declined to return, sparking a feud between her and Parker.

During the podcast, the Divorce actress insisted that she had tried to change her co-star’s mind on numerous occasions.

“We did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ‘We can’t meet those asks of hers. We’re not able to do it. The economics don’t make sense for us.’ So then it’s over. But that’s not a character assassination. That’s just the way business works,” the 53-year-old noted.

In addition, Noth explained that he had not seen the script for the third movie, but he had heard the story was “superior” to the storylines for the first two films, which were penned and directed by Michael Patrick King.

“I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet – hated it,” he said, recalling the moment in the 2008 film when Mr. Big proposes with a stiletto instead of a ring. “I just hate the cornball s**t and I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”

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Manolo Blahnik celebrates 10 years of Sex and the City shoes

Manolo Blahnik’s iconic Hangisi pump is getting a makeover for its 10th anniversary.The shoe, a pointed pump, became an instant classic when it featured in the first Sex and the City film in 2008. It was part of one of the movie’s most prominent scen…

Manolo Blahnik’s iconic Hangisi pump is getting a makeover for its 10th anniversary.

The shoe, a pointed pump, became an instant classic when it featured in the first Sex and the City film in 2008.

It was part of one of the movie’s most prominent scenes, when Mr. Big (actor Chris Noth) gets on bended knee to propose to eternal singleton Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the second time, and presents her with a pair of blue satin Hangisi shoes inside the massive walk-in closet of the penthouse apartment he’d bought for them.

Now, a decade on, the footwear label is releasing a new collection based around the design, with plenty of nods to Sex and the City.

One pair, a geometric pattern version available in blue, pink and grey, is called the Cosmopolitan, a reference to Carrie’s cocktail of choice, while another pair pays homage to New York, the city which served as the backdrop to the Golden Globe-winning TV show.

The NYC design, which comes in white satin, has a delicate map highlighting the Big Apple’s landmarks on it.

Another standout honours the original, with the updated blue pump embroidered with the words ‘A decade of love’ across the side, and a blue jewelled brooch, as opposed to the silver jewels seen in the 2008 design.

There are seven styles altogether, and all will be available in a flat version, as well as 70mm and 105mm heel heights.

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