Big is back! Chris Noth revisited his iconic Sex and the City role during a hilarious segment for Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, September 8. Watch the amazing reenactment above, in a mashup with the original scene!
The Good Wife actor, 61, got back into character with a little push from host Andy Cohen. While Noth played Mr. Big, Cohen played his BFF Sarah Jessica Parker’s fabulous columnist, Carrie Bradshaw.
Cohen, 48, particularly wanted to throw back to the time when the famous TV couple argued about Carrie going to Paris in season 6.
“Are you moving to Paris? When were you going to tell me? You’re not even going to tell me who he is?” Noth said in the scene.
“His name is Aleksandr Petrovsky,” Cohen, wearing a brunette wig, replied, referring to one of Big’s chief romantic rivals, played by Mikhail Baryshnikov. “You do this every time! Every time! What do you have some kind of radar [that] Carrie might be happy and it’s time to swoop in and sh—t all over me?”
Noth interjected: “I made a mistake.”
Cohen played up Carrie’s anger. “You cannot do this to me,” he said, punching Noth on the chest. “You cannot jerk me around.”
Noth got just as emotional — and even tweaked the scene. He lovingly touched Cohen’s wig before planting a big (fake!) kiss on his lips.
Noth played Mr. Big on the popular HBO series from 1998 to 2004 and reprised the role in Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010). As die-hard fans know, Mr. Big and Carrie eventually got married and moved into an NYC penthouse together — massive walk-in closet included.
The star opened up about the series in October 2014. “The reaction to that was just overwhelming and shocking, frankly,” he told News.com.au at the time. “I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over it; it completely changed my life. When I was younger I resented that — ‘Oh, I’ve got to destroy that image’ — but people want to see you as they want to see you.”
“Big was powerful because he had a lot of money and he seemed to have the upper hand in the relationship, but emotionally he was a wreck,” he added. “Actually, no: he was what he was. One of the things I tell people is that he never tried to pretend he was anything other than what he was. It was [Carrie] who tried to pretend he was something he wasn’t. He was always honest about himself — he never cheated on her.”
Watch the funny SATC reenactment in the video above!
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