Monday 26 September 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker responds to Darren Star saying Sex And The City series ending was a 'betrayal'

Published 03/02/2016 | 13:56

Queens of New York: The stars of Sex and the City
Queens of New York: The stars of Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker has responded to Sex and the City creator Darren Star's comments that the series' ending was a 'betrayal' of what the show was about.

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Star did not write the final episodes of the series he created and those episodes saw Carrie finally marrying her on again off again love interest Mr Big.

Speaking in a Kindle Singles interview Star said, "I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage."

Star added that the point of the show was to be "off script" from other romantic comedies.

"That's what had made women so attached," he said.  "At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy.  But unless you're there to write every episode, you're not going to get the ending you want."

However, SJP has defended the series ending in an interview with Yahoo Style.

"As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted.  Rather than Carrie feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly," she said.

"I don't think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her - it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own."

She added, "The beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by.

"'If that’s Darren’s feeling, I think it’s interesting!"

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