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21st Dec 2021

SATC could’ve looked very different as Kristin Davis almost played lead role in Friends

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Who would have guessed?

We all know and love Sex and The City exactly as it is, but things could have been completely different when it comes to the casting.

Kristin Davis has starred as Charlotte York in the series since 1998, and it turns out she was up for a big role that could have changed TV of the 90s.

Kristin appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to speak about her career as the iconic character, but while doing so she admitted she was once up for a role we couldn’t imagine.

It might be hard picturing her in any other role, Kristin revealed she had auditioned for the role of Monica on Friends, losing out to Courteney Cox, another person we can’t imagine in another role.

When asked how close she was to getting the role, Kristin said: “I don’t think we can say ‘quite close’.

“I think I was one of 8,000 young ladies who read for Monica,” she added, before mentioning that she and Courteney were in the same yoga class at the time.

“One day, Courteney was like, ‘Hey guys, do you want to come car shopping with me?’,” she said.

Thinking back on that day, Courteney had said she was “feeling really good” about a pilot she had filmed, and that was that.

The girls of Sex And The City have been spilling the beans in tonnes of interviews recently, with Cynthia Nixon who plays Miranda Hobbes defending her characters new storyline as many criticised her as she retrains as a human rights lawyer.

“We know all of the original characters have their hearts in the right place, and that they’re trying to do their best, but they’re very often slipping on a banana peel and falling down,” Cynthia said.

“And that’s the nature of comedy, right?”