'Sex and the City' creator reveals he first wanted Alec Baldwin to portray Mr. Big

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Can you imagine Alec Baldwin courting Carrie Bradshaw?

According to Sex and the City creator Darren Star, he first had his eye on the 30 Rock star to play Sarah Jessica Parker's love interest on the hit HBO show. "I was thinking of Alec Baldwin for [Mr.] Big initially," he admitted to Entertainment Weekly.

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However, Star said when he was introduced to Noth, he knew he had found his leading man. "I don't really watch Law & Order, but I met with Chris Noth and thought he was perfect," he recalled. "I remember the first table read, how good he was. I'm not saying that Chris was Mr. Big, but he brought a lot of his own persona to the role."

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Hilaria Baldwin (L) and Actor Alec Baldwin attend the 7th Annual Bent On Learning Inspire! Gala at Capitale on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend the Arthur Miller - One Night 100 Years Benefit at Lyceum Theatre on January 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 15: Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin are seen on December 15, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - JUNE 13: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 'All My Sons' opening night performance at Guild Hall on June 13, 2015 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, Carmen Baldwin and Alec Baldwin visit 'Late Show With David Letterman' - May 20, 2015 at Ed Sullivan Theater on May 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Actor Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attend the New York screening of 'Aloha' at the Sony Screening Room on May 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attends the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala at the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf=Astoria on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 6th Annual Bent On Learning Inspire! Gala at Capitale on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)
Alec Baldwin (L) jokes as he and Hilaria Baldwin arrive to attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit on October 28, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife TV personality Hilaria Baldwin attend the American Ballet Theatre 2014 Opening Night Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on October 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 01: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend 'Icon Awards 2014' at Chancery Consular Embassy of Italy on October 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend the 14th Annual USTA Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas attend East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2014 on August 9, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 26: (L-R) Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas and Carmen Baldwin attend QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE! on July 26, 2014 in Water Mill City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media Celebration at The Four Seasons Restaurant on April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Hilaria Thomas(L) and Alec Baldwin attend the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala Honoring Oscar De La Renta at The Plaza Hotel on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 19th Annual Artwalk NY at 82 Mercer on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 'Seduced And Abandoned' Photocall during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
US actor Alec Baldwin kisses his pregnant wife Hilaria Thomas on May 21, 2013 during a photocall for the film 'Seduced and Abandoned' presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Alec Baldwin (R) and his wife Hilaria Thomas pose on May 20, 2013 as they arrive for the screening of the film 'Blood Ties' presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Alec Baldwin arrives with his wife Hilaria Baldwin for the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO/Joe Klamar (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Alec Baldwin (L) and his partner Hilaria Thomas pose as they arrive for the screening of 'Mud' presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 26, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)
US actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas arrive for the screening of 'Killing them Softly' presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 22, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas attend the 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere during 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the Ermenegildo Zegna NY Passion for Silk Event hosted by Gildo Zegna at Ermenegildo Zegna on May 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Ermenegildo Zegna)
US actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of 'Moonrise Kingdom' and the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival on May 16, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Hilaria Thomas and actor Alec Baldwin attend the 2011 US Open opening night ceremony at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Star also revealed that John Corbett wasn't his first choice to portray Carrie's other love interest, Aidan Shaw. "We initially were thinking about Aidan Quinn for Aidan, but I think he wasn't available," he shared. "I loved John Corbett in Northern Exposure, and we were like, 'Well, what's John Corbett been up to?' He just had the laconic, dudish vibe."

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Star added that the Practical Magic actor did inspire the character in a big way. "We kept 'Aidan' because we loved the name."

There always seems to be buzz that the SATC cast will reunite for a third movie, and Star didn't put that rumor to rest when he spoke to ET. "I think Sex and the City is a chapter that will never close," he explained. "There's something very universal about Sex and the City that people are still tapping into, where every generation seems to be discovering for itself."

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