Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Third 'SATC' Movie: Could it Happen?

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Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Third 'SATC' Movie: Could it Happen?
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If Rocky Balboa can do it, why can't Carrie Bradshaw?

That's right, if you're wondering if "Sex and the City's" Carrie and Big lived happily ever, you may get to find out via another flick, because Sarah Jessica Parker isn't ruling out a third big screen sequel to the popular HBO series. Parker dished on a possible "SATC 3" in an interview with pal Katie Couric for InStyle, and she revealed that she thinks Carrie still has more tales to tell.

"A part of me thinks there is one last chapter to tell," the 48-year-old actress said. "But timing is a peculiar thing. It isn't a decision that can wait forever. I don't want to have to wear muumuus!"

Indeed, Manolos are more her speed!

It's not the first time SJP has expressed interest in reviving her iconic character. In 2011 she told the Los Angeles Times, "I would go back. I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is. I'd definitely tell that [third] story, and I know [writer Michael Patrick King] would do it right. But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?"

"Sex and the City" enjoyed an Emmy-winning run on HBO from 1998 to 2004, before the first movie hit theaters in 2008. A second, less successful flick, came in 2010, and some critics thought that marked the end of the road for Carrie and pals Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha (Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall).

But while diehard fans of the show would welcome another foray with their favorite foursome, not all of the series' original stars may not be on board.

Cynthia Nixon told the Hollywood Reporter she's moved on from Miranda Hobbs. "No, no," she said, when asked about a third "SATC" movie. "I think we had a wonderful ride. I think it's fine to let it go."

In 2012, Chris Noth, who played Carrie's longtime love Mr. Big on the series, told Celebuzz, "I think it's kind of over. I don't know -- I haven't heard anything, so I feel like it's over. I'm kind of a cynic. I don't think anyone else in the crowd wants to do it. You get the feeling we did everything we could with it. Who knows, though … It depends."

Kim Cattrall expressed concern about the idea of a third movie. She told Hollywood Life, "To me, it all boils down to the script - whether 'Sex and the City 3' or a new movie. If the script is good, [then yes I would do it.]" But she added, "This was always the contention of 'have we stayed too long?'Do we have something more to say?' You don't want to downsize what it was to begin with. That's why the series ended because there was a fear of that. I would hate to stay too long."

Even "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell seemingly squashed hopes of a third big screen version of the series. Last year she told The Daily Beast, "Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn't be an ingénue anymore. But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted. Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: 'Does he love me?' ... 'Does he still not love me? I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character."

But Parker may have one willing "SATC" alum. Last summer, Kristin Davis told Entertainment Tonight she'd be up for signing on for a third movie. "I'm on record -- I'll be on record again -- I feel like it's the gift that keeps on giving," she said. "Our fans are beautiful and loyal and talk to me wherever I go, and in whatever country I'm in, and that means a lot to all of us. So if the situation arose where we had a script and everyone loved it, and the studio wanted to make it, I think that it would be fantastic and I hope it happens, but I have no idea if it will happen."


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