Mr. Big bombshell.
If Darren Star had his way, Carrie Bradshaw would have never lived happily ever after with Mr. Big. The Sex and the City creator made the revealing statement during a recent Kindle Singles interview.
“I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage,” Star, 54, said. “Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”
Starr, who is also behind TV Land’s Younger, said that the decision was ultimately made by other writers and producers of the award-winning HBO series. “For me, in a way – I didn’t [write] those last episodes,” he said. “At a certain point, you’ve got to let them follow their vision.”
“At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy,” he continued. “But unless you’re there to write every episode, you’re not going to get the ending you want.”
Sex and the City ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004 and starred Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes). Carrie had her fair share of boyfriends and flings (remember Aidan and Jack the Post-it guy?!), but it was longtime on-and-off love Mr. Big, a.k.a. John Preston (Chris Noth), who won her heart.
The twosome had a bumpy ride, though. In the franchise’s first movie, 2008’s Sex and the City, Mr. Big stood up the cosmopolitan-loving writer at the altar. How did he bounce back? He sent several “Love” letter emails, reunited in their, ahem, her massive walk-in closet, and he re-proposed with a pair of Manolo Blahniks, of course.
Relive their romance in the video above!
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