Hold the phone! Were Sex and the City characters Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda just imaginary friends of Carrie’s to inspire her column?! Sarah Jessica Parker revealed on Chris Hardwick’s “Nerdist” podcast recently that she believes her famous companions on the hit HBO show were just a “literary conceit.” Listen to what she said in the clip above!
“I used to wonder if Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were real,” the Divorce star, who is returning to to the premium cable network, dished of her character’s best friends, played by Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. “That that wasn’t just her column.”
“They’re such perfectly archetypal characters,” Parker, 51, continued. “So you’re writing a column about sexual politics and observations of female/male, primarily, heterosexual relationships, so you’re picking one type. You’re saying, ‘This type is this and this,’ and then you complicate it more, like any good writer does. So I’m not entirely sure they are real.”
In Parker’s mind, each episode in the six-season-long series was merely based on what Carrie was writing about.
“What we are seeing isn’t necessarily what happened in New York City,” she concluded.
The theory, naturally, has every SATC fan thinking.
“Woahh. My favorite show of all time might be very meta,” one person on Twitter wrote, while another added: “Oh wow @SJP just blew my mind.”
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