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This Sex and The City star reveals secret reason why she almost turned down iconic role

Geraldine Gittens

Published 22/07/2016 | 07:40

The cast of Sex and the City
The cast of Sex and the City
Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and The City
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth in Sex And The City
Queens of New York: The stars of Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Kim Cattrall with her co-stars at the premiere of Sex and The City in Japan.
Actresses Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards March 11, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)

Sex and The City star Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she almost turned down the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw.

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The actress (51) revealed the reason to author James Andrew Miller for his new book, Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.

“I met with Darren, and there were a couple of concerns that I had — like I really wasn’t keen on doing nudity and language issues — but Kevin continued to say to me, ‘This is different. You have never done anything like this before. No one’s ever done a part like this. Do this.’”

SJP was the only one of the four lead actresses who did no nudity scenes, due to a “no nudity” clause in her contract.

The Golden Globe -winning actress (51) hung up her Manolos as Carrie Bradshaw in 2004.

The star now has a lead role in Sharon Horgan's Divorce, where her character is unhappily married to Robert, a character played by Thomas Haden Church. HBO has commissioned the first season for 10 episodes.

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