D uring the publicity for her new TV series, Divorce , which follows a middle-aged couple caught at the furious fag-end of their once bright-burning marriage, Sarah Jessica Parker took the time to make something very clear to the fans of her previous HBO show, the era-defining Sex and the City. While television audiences have fused Parker and Carrie so successfully that no profile of the year-old actress is complete without an inventory of her outfits and shoes, she herself has always been clear on the difference. Maybe not, but there were still times when her association with her most famous role threatened to overwhelm her career. When Sex and the City ended in , she returned to movies, winning a Golden Globe for her performance in The Family Stone and giving well-reviewed turns in a mixture of comedies and indie fare. To viewers, however, she remained indelibly Carrie, a fact she subsequently acknowledged by agreeing to star in two Sex and the City movies and she has never rejected the idea of a third.
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Clearly, this was no fairy tale. Plans for a third film recently fizzled more on that later. It seems like a common thing, but back then it was new.
But the core of the show always remained the friendship among the quartet. Creators of any TV series hope for one home-run hit. The show was consistently funny, often touching and sometimes shocking.