Third Sex & The City movie moves closer
Story by Jack Foley
A THIRD Sex & The City movie has moved a step closer to reality.
Following Sarah Jessica Parker’s suggestion that “there might be one story left to tell” in January, another of the show’s leading lights, writer-director Michael Patrick King, has expressed his agreement with that sentiment.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said: “Sarah Jessica and I both know what that final chapter is. That doesn’t mean it will or should be told, but I do think there’s one story left.
“Whether it ever happens is a whole other situation. But there’s four girls, and those girls are still in my mind. There are other stories to tell and characters that haven’t even been written yet.”
King underlined the feeling that the story had to be right and that a third movie wouldn’t be a final attempt to cash in on the show’s success, adding: “It’s really like, is there enough or more to say that would justify people risking seeing their favourite characters again?”
King’s comments appear to have sparked a U-turn in Cynthia Nixon’s views about the merits of a third film. The actress, who plays Miranda on the show and in the movies, had been against any plans to reunite for a third film but earlier this week confessed to changing her mind.
She told reporters: “If Michael Patrick King is writing the sequel, and Sarah Jessica Parker is starring in it, sure!”
Her co-stars Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha) have both expressed a willingness to make a third film.
Sex & The City was a critically well received TV show, which ran from 1998 to 2004, before spawning two movies in 2008 and 2010, both of which were directed by King but which were less well received despite bringing lucrative box office.
One of the film’s stars, Davis, will soon be appearing in London’s West End in Fatal Attraction.