But less praiseworthy are the show's two followup movies, which were released in 2008 and 2010. Sex and the City 2, in particular, is often derided among fans. And Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the show and movies, sympathises with those who didn't love SATC 2. During a talk at Vulture Festival on Sunday, Parker admitted that the sequel wasn't the franchise's finest component.
"I can see where we fell short on that movie, and I'm perfectly happy to say that publicly," Parker told New York magazine editor in chief Adam Moss at the event. "I will say, I also understand how much friggin' money it made."
"Cynthia Nixon and I were always in a waiting room together," Parker told Moss. "She got a lot of the parts and rightfully so. I love her and admire her even more today, and I've known her since she was 11."
The actress also reminded the festival audience that Sex and the City could have turned out a lot differently. "I had a lot of pride about my career... I panicked about it," Parker told Moss of playing Carrie on the series. "I can't be on a television series, I can't be tied down," she thought at the time. Luckily, she overcame her qualms and went on to portray one of TV's most memorable characters of all time.