EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jessica Parker Open to 'Sex and the City' Reunion on 'Divorce'
By Stacy Lambe
“I hadn't thought about that. None of us had,” Sarah Jessica
Parker tells ET when the topic of reuniting with her former Sex and the City co-stars -- Kim
Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon -- on Divorce comes up in conversation. But she’s quick to point out it’s
not out of the question: “I don't think anybody would be opposed to any idea if
it felt right for the part and if the actor felt like they wanted to do it.”
Admittedly, season one of Parker’s new HBO series, which
sees her playing one-half of an unhappy married couple living in upstate New
York, has already been filmed. But that’s not to say that it couldn’t happen in
season two or well into the future of the series (if Divorce gets renewed). Even Nixon confirms to ET that she has no
plans to guest on the show, but would jump at the opportunity.
“I would entertain any of those ideas,” Parker says, revealing
that she and her team -- creator Sharon Horgan and showrunner Paul Simms --
have already started outlining stories for next season.
But the 51-year-old actress stresses that fans should not expect to see Carrie Bradshaw in the
suburbs on her new series. Frances, an executive recruiter and mother of two,
“is different,” Parker says of her latest character, as she has told press time and time again. “She
has a different relationship to men, to romance, to money, to New York City, to
children, to commitments.”
“Frances is not nearly as buoyant, as technicolor,” she
continues, referring to Carrie’s much louder personality and esthetic. “Still
waters run deep with her.”
And on Divorce,
Parker will be flanked by two new women, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam, who
play her best friends, forming something of a “bitter wives club.”
“Talia was my first choice but I didn't tell anybody. I've
known Talia's work for a really long time,” Parker says of wanting her to play
the part of Dallas. Shannon plays
the high-strung Diane.