I'm not exactly the target audience (married/32-year old/male/"Star Trek" fan) but even I had to acknowledge the phenomenon that the "Sex and the City" movie was this past summer. It's for that reason that we have selected Sarah Jessica Parker as one of the actors we're most thankful for in 2008. You can check out our full chat with her here.
Considering the huge numbers "Sex" generated in May it's no surprise that sequel talk is on everyone's brain. And take heart fans, Parker says there is a potential storyline AND a start date.
Parker said she and writer/director Michael Patrick King have discussed many potential stories but seem to have found one they agree on, "We’re at the place where...we think we have this story and how do we put this together and are we completely sure that it’s the right thing to do?"
One storyline loyal fans shouldn't count is one that brings a baby into Carrie's life. Parker told us, "[Motherhood] doesn’t seem as if that’s going to be a choice she’ll make. It feels a little bit manipulative to toss that into the mix because she seems so pointed in a different direction."
Though Parker said "the studio is very enthusiastic" about a sequel she continually questions whether they should move forward. "I would do these forever but is it right for the audience? Is this the story that we can tell well? These are the questions I have to ask myself or I’m not being fair to the franchise. That’s where we are."
Asked if the reports of a potential shoot next summer are true and Parker confirmed, "I think it’s a realistic timetable. That’s when we’d start shooting to be out in 2010. But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months."
Should Parker and the rest of the gang make the plunge again and make another "Sex and the City" movie? What should happen in the next film? Let us know.