‘Sex in the City' stars talk about franchise's appeal
Even though time has passed and the slumping economy translates to fewer pairs of Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutins or Jimmy Choos, the stars of “Sex and the City” agree that it’s still relevant and realistic, especially to the audience of predominantly female moviegoers who helped the first film rack upward of $400 million at the box office. Below, the four actresses comment on the enduring appeal of the franchise and the empowering of other women.
Kristen Davis (Charlotte) – “I love that we are together in it, it’s women who are different – we’re different in life, and our characters are different – yet we’re very, very together, no matter if we always agree. I love the fact that what we’ve all created is these really powerful women, who can each be powerful in their own right, and still be together. That’s my favorite part of my whole experience in this.”
Kim Cattrall (Samantha) – “The most powerful part for me is that we’ve encouraged a lot of women to change the way they feel – about being single, about having cancer, about getting married, being deserted, being lonely. I think we’ve addressed them and encouraged them to come together. In this era of post-feminism, I think we’ve helped to find what it is to be successful and smart, and also feminine.”
Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) – “I really love how these women love each other. I love how decent and honorable they are toward one another. I love how much they respect one another. I love how they were never made to be friends. Their DNA is so radically different from one to the next, but they have found this incomparable friendship that is truly inspiring to me, and it changes the way I think about my friendships constantly.”
Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) – “These four women are so different from each other, and they have such different points of view, and they’ve made such different life choices. But they love each other, and they’re not shy about offering their opinions to each other, and their advice. That’s one of the things I’m proudest of. I think we’re a feminist show, but being a feminist show doesn’t mean you have to have a career or you have to be married or you have to not be married. For these four women who are very close but very different, we see a whole range of what’s available out there and what direction you might want to take your life in.”