If you weren’t into Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw, you were into Aiden and Carrie Bradshaw, right? Well it sounds like the creator wasn’t really thrilled about either — and wasn’t at all happy with how the show wrapped.
Creator of the series, Darren Star may not have been a Mr. Big/Carrie Bradshaw shipper after all (there were no couple names then). Sex & the City would definitely be a different show if he had written the final season, he revealed in a new interview. However, while he was a producer the entire series, the writers were big fans of Big — and he felt that the ending “betrayed” the rest of the show he created!
“For me, in a way — and I didn’t [write] those last episodes — if you’re empowering other people to write and produce your show, you can’t … say certain things,” he said in a new interview with Kindles Single about Sex and the City. He added that he of course let the writers “follow their vision,” but in his mind, Mr. Big and Carrie weren’t supposed to end up as a couple.
“I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage,” he said. “Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”
He also ended the interview saying, “at the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy. But unless you’re there to write every episode, you’re not going to get the ending you want.”
Darren, who is now the showrunner on Younger, also revealed that House star, Lisa Edelstein was his other choice for the role of Carrie, had Sarah Jessica Parker turned it down. But it’s tough for anyone to imagine anyone else as Carrie Bradshaw. And honestly, it’s hard to imagine Carrie without Mr. Big.Read more Kindle Singles here!
So, what do you think HollywoodLifers? Should Carrie have ended up solo?