Lisa Edelstein Is Really OK About Not Playing Carrie in Sex and the City
The #GG2D star reflects on nearly starring in the iconic series.
As the legend goes, Carrie Bradshaw's famous Manolos were almost filled by Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce leading lady, Lisa Edelstein. And while Sex and the City hasn't been on air in over a decade, the series remains a topic of conversation among diehard fans and those just watching Carrie and Co. brunch for the very first time. So when Lisa spoke to E! News this week, she shared once and for all that she's totally fine with the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker stepped into the role instead of her.
"Yes, I was waiting to start playing Carrie Bradshaw when Sarah Jessica Parker decided to do television, so they had to let me go so that she could do it. But it was very sad; it was very sad. And very sweet of [show creator] Darren Starr to mention it in an article; that's how this all started. Somebody interviewed him about his show and I don't know why he brought it up, but then it just went like wildfire," she said during the NBCUniversal upfront presentation on Monday. "And then there were headlines like somehow, 'Lisa Edelstein Resents Not Being [Cast].' I mean really."
These days fans can watch Lisa live and love in L.A. instead of NYC on GG2D, which suits her just fine. "I'm really happy to have a successful show, and our show, ironically, gets compared a lot to that show. In the beginning it did at least, because it's four women, it's aspirational fashion. There's certain things on the surface that reminded people of Sex and the City so due to those comparisons it became a little bit of an irony and I was grateful for it because they have a huge fan base."
And if Carrie and Lisa's GG2D character Abby have anything in common, it's their eye for style. Watch Lisa discuss that below.