It looks like the third Sex and the City movie isn't going to be made anytime soon — perhaps you've read a little something about that? But while the project stays shelved, at least SATC fans are getting some teasers about what might have been had Sex and the City 3 was filmed. And as it turns out, the ill-fated flick had a shocking twist.
On the Origins podcast, James Andrew Miller interviewed the cast and creators of the iconic HBO show. In the process of the three-part interview, a major spoiler for the third film was revealed. Are you ready for this? Mr. Big was going to be killed off! The twist was going to happen early in the film, which would then focus largely on Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw grappling with the loss.
Actor Chris Noth, who played Mr. Big, admitted that he hadn't had a chance to read the script, but it seems that he liked what he'd heard. Throwing some shade at the first two SATC films, he said: "I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I'm a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet, hated it. Hated the thing at the end of the movie after I felt she deceived me and then I say, 'Well, it's time I give you a bigger diamond ring.' Hated it. I just hate the cornball s--t and I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism." Still, the actor would have been on board for the third movie. "I'm a team player," he said.
"People close to Kim [Cattrall] believe that the script didn't have a lot to offer the character of Samantha," Miller shared. "They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big's death than about the relationship between the four women."
Parker did touch on what it was like to try to convince Cattrall to get on board. "I had many, many, many, many conversations with her manager where I was told, 'She would love to hear from you.' I emailed her, I tried to reach out to her and say, 'We want you part of this. You're an integral part. Of course, you are. I hope that when you read this script, you'll see the beauty, the joy, the heartbreak in it that I see, that we have seen."
She added, "But I can't force her to see it. We did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, 'We can't meet those asks of hers. We're not able to do it. The economics don't make sense for us.' So then it's over. But that's not a character assassination. That's just the way business works."