Sex and the City star Kristin Davis almost played a role on Friends

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  • Kristin Davis
    Kristin Davis
    American actress
  • Courteney Cox
    Courteney Cox
    American actress
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Sex and the City fans know and love Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt, but things could've been very different for the actress if an early audition had gone her way. We still think it worked out for the best, mind you.

With SATC sequel series And Just Like That now well underway, Kristin appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to reflect on her career and her time as Charlotte.

While it's hard to imagine things any other way, Kristin revealed that she actually tried out for a role in Friends early on in her career, but ultimately lost out to Courteney Cox.

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Photo credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank - Getty Images

When James asked her about getting "close" to landing the iconic part of Monica Geller, Kristin said: "I don't think we can say 'quite close'.

"I think I was one of 8,000 young ladies who read for Monica," she added, before sharing that she and Courteney Cox attended the same yoga class at the time.

"One day, Courteney was like, 'Hey guys, do you want to come car shopping with me?'" Kristin said, recalling the moment Courteney said she was "feeling really good" about a pilot she had just filmed.

And the rest, they say, is history.

Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros
Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros

Meanwhile, in other And Just Like That... news, Cynthia Nixon recently defended her character's arc in the new series, after some fans criticised Miranda Hobbes' embarrassing missteps as she retrains as a human rights lawyer.

"We know all of the original characters have their hearts in the right place, and that they're trying to do their best, but they're very often slipping on a banana peel and falling down," Cynthia argued.

"And that's the nature of comedy, right?"

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, airs on HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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