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05th Feb 2016

This Acting Favourite Was Lined Up To Play Carrie Bradshaw If SJP Turned Down The Role

We can actually kind of see this one working.


In the biggest news to ever shock us about the acting world, Carrie Bradshaw was nearly played by a different actress other than Sarah Jessica Parker – and we can’t get our head around it.

Series creator Darren Star released a series of shockers in interviews last week. Amongst the news that he would’ve chosen a different ending, and that he felt the girls falling in love was a ‘betrayal’ to fans, he also revealed he had another (well-known) actress ready to take on Carrie if Parker turned down the role.

Now actress Lisa Edelstein has confirmed Star’s claims, admitting to Access Hollywood she was hoping to take on the iconic part:

“It wasn’t a rumour. That actually happened.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29:  Actress Lisa Edelstein attends Entertainment Weekly's celebration honoring THe Screen Actors Guild presented by Maybeline at Chateau Marmont on January 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

‘The West Wing’ and ‘House’ actress added that she was ready to start filming, but Parker’s choice was the final obstacle to overcome:

“My contract was complete. I was waiting.”

Knowing Edelstein’s strong personality that centres all her roles, we’re not sure Carrie would have been quite the same with her behind the iconic role. Not that she could tell you how she would’ve changed the direction of the character, adding:

“Yeah, I didn’t really watch [Sex and the City]. It was too painful.”

Trust us, we’re pulling some serious Carrie reaction faces right about now…