Why Sarah Jessica Parker originally didn't want to do 'Sex and the City'

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"Sex and the City" (SATC) was a television phenomenon from 1998 to 2004, and still rules the world through syndication.

We all know that Carrie Bradshaw was a female and fashion icon for many...but did you know that Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) didn't originally want to play the now iconic role?

In a recent post on Playbill.com, her Broadway costar and Playbill columnist Seth Rudetsky writes SJP revealed to him that she was reluctant to play Carrie in "SATC" because she didn't want to do a television series.



However, Rudetsky says that SJP loved the script, and went through with the pilot episode. Although she respected the show, she still was NOT about it. He also writes that "months later she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely."

Thankfully for us (and SJP, too), HBO convinced her to stick with it. Rudetsky writes "basically, they convinced her to honor her deal, and she now has no regrets."

We want to know, which "SATC" character do you most identify with?



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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Kristin Davis (L) and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 'Gardeners Of Eden' Special Screening at Norwood Club on May 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
Andy Cohen, left, and Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 4/13/15 Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at The Late Show. (NYC)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Whitney Museum of American Art's opening night party at it's new downtown location on Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Sarah Jessica Parker attends Fendi's New York Flagship Boutique opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Jessica Parker poses in the Z100 Jingle Ball press room at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Sarah Jessica Parker performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Lexus Design Disrupted: Gareth Pugh fashion show during MADE Fashion Spring 2015 at Pier 36 on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2014 AOL NewFronts at Duggal Greenhouse on April 29, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for AOL)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Sarah Jessica Parker attends Variety Power Of Women: New York presented by FYI at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Variety)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 06: Sarah Jessica Parker presents The SJP Collection in Salon Shoes at Nordstrom in The Grove on March 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Sarah Jessica Parker attends New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner at Skylight at Moynihan Station on May 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker speaks onstage at the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront on April 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for AOL)
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