The actress who played Carrie in HBOs classic series is back after a 12 -year gap
During the publicity for her new TV serial, Divorce , which follows a middle-aged pair caught at the frenzied fag-end of their formerly bright-burning marriage, Sarah Jessica Parker took the time to stimulate something very clear to the devotees of her previous HBO show, the era-defining Sex and the City . This is not Carrie in the neighbourhood, Carrie the passenger, she told the New York Times . And I kind of want to get ahead of that, so that there is not this giant heave of disappointment when people find the show is not that same buoyant kind of thing.
She was right in that Frances, the dissatisfied and often dislikable heroine of Divorce , is nothing like the perennially rosy Carrie Bradshaw who tripped blithely through Manhattans gilded playground for six seasons and two movies, eternally convinced that every day would bring some fresh romantic bombshell. And hitherto its hard not to look Divorce , which was created by Sharon Horgan and will begin with Sky Atlantic on 11 October, as the earlier proves bitter flip side, a world in which Carrie and Big( or, more realistically, Carrie and Aidan) buy a McMansion in Westchester, have two girls, rack up obligation and slowly realise their love wither into contempt.
While television audiences have fused Parker and Carrie so successfully that no profile of the 51 -year-old actress is complete without an stock-take of her clothes and shoes, she herself has always been clear on the difference. Bradshaws life is nothing good-for-nothing like excavation, she told Vogue in 2011. I adoration playing her and it changed my life in wonderful directions, but Im not a crazy shoe madam. I dont think about mode all day long.
Maybe not, but there were still meters when her association with her most famous character would be in danger of overwhelm her busines. When Fornication and the City ended in 2004, she returned to movies, winning a Golden Globe for her performance in The Family Stone and rendering well-reviewed returns in a mix of slapsticks and indie diet. To onlookers, however, she remained indelibly Carrie, a happening she subsequently acknowledged by will be willing to idol in two Copulation and the City movies( and she has never scorned the idea of a third ).