Sarah Jessica Parker Begged HBO to Let Her Out of Sex and the City Contract; Plus, a Third Movie May Be Coming!

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex And The City"
Sarah Jessica Parker revealed to Broadway vet Seth Rudetsky that at one time, she had begged HBO to let her out of her Sex and the City contract; read more here! HBO/Newsmakers

Imagine what might not have been! According to Broadway veteran Seth Rudetsky, Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that when she was first approached, she wanted nothing to do with her fashion-forward HBO series, Sex in the City. In fact, she even tried to bargain her way out of her contract!

"[Sarah Jessica] was reluctant to do the pilot because she didn't really want to do a series," Rudetsky, who recently starred with the actress and her husband, Matthew Broderick, in a play at Provincetown's Town Hall in Mass., wrote in his latest column for Playbill.com. "However, she loved the script, so she filmed it and then forgot about it. Months later she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely. She really didn't want to be tied down to one job because she loved going from gig to gig and being, what she called, a 'journeyman.'"

Rudetsky went on to explain that the Hocus Pocus star then took some extreme measures. "She tried various ways to get out of it including telling HBO that she would film three projects for free if they'd release her from her contract!" he dished. "Basically, they convinced her to honor her deal, and she now has no regrets. She loved playing Carrie Bradshaw."

But his best reveal? That there may be another Sex and the City movie in the works! "She told us that there may be a project coming up involving all the ladies," Rudetsky said. "I'll tell you who it probably won't involve: me. I auditioned for the first movie and decidedly did not get cast. I'll also tell you, however, whom it might involve: my mother! She auditioned for the film and got a callback."

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