Sarah Jessica Parker says Sex and the City revival will "obviously" address Covid-19

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read

From Harper's BAZAAR

Sarah Jessica Parker has confirmed that the upcoming Sex and the City revival will include Covid-19 pandemic as "part of the storyline".

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"Obviously [the pandemic] will be part of the storyline, because that's the city [these characters] live in," the actress told Vanity Fair. "And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all."

Parker also revealed to the publication that she is currently eagerly awaiting the scripts from show-runner Michael Patrick King, which he is creating with a writer's room that is made up of women, and that she describes as "incredibly diverse". The show has been criticised for its lack of diversity with its mainly all-white cast.

"It’s incredibly diverse in a really exciting way," the star continued, adding that the writers will provide the series with new "life experience, political world views, and social world views".

Photo credit: New Line Cinema/Hbo/Village Roadshow/Kobal/Shutterstock
Photo credit: New Line Cinema/Hbo/Village Roadshow/Kobal/Shutterstock

Parker doesn't know what the main storylines are just yet, but she added that she and co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are very excited to reprise their iconic roles now that they're in their 50s.

"I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed," Parker explained. "You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today."

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

She also questioned what life could be like for Carrie now, and whether she has adapted to embrace social media, as she famously rejected her mobile phone in the TV series.

"What is their relationship to social media?" Parker pondered. "What has changed? What is their life like? For Carrie, who doesn't have family beyond her friendships, where is she professionally?

"How have all of these political changes affected her work? Is she still writing a column? Has she written any more books? Or does she have a podcast? What does fashion mean to her now? How have the friendships changed or not changed, and has her social circle grown?"

Sex and the City's 10-episode revival, titled And Just Like That..., will launch on HBO Max.

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