Darren Star: When He Knew 'Sex in the City' Would Be a Hit

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By his mid 30s, Darren Star was already a massive success in television, having created "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place." But his greatest achievement was yet to come: "Sex and the City." In AOL's original series "Inspired," Darren discussed creating the show, what his aspirations were, and how the series and its subsequent films exceeded all of his expectations.

"'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Melrose Place' were big popular successes," he told AOL. "But I loved the idea of working at a network where the bar was all about how good the show was, not what your numbers were."

Star also discussed the moment in an early episode when he realized that "Sex in the City" would fulfill its promise. "I remember being in the editing room and watching this episode where all the women were all off on their separate journeys. But at the end of all these separate journeys they all met each other at this movie theater," said Star. "And I thought wow: that to me is the heart of the show. It's about how they can have these struggles, and be beaten up, and have their ups and their downs, but in the end they're just all kind of coming and being there for each other."
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