This apparently bears repeating.
But, really, Sarah Jessica Parker is NOT Carrie Bradshaw. Never was, never will be.
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In a new, short interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actress once again reiterates this fact while talking about how much she enjoys the challenge of taking on new roles:
"I love the process of becoming somebody else, but the work to become so, and to be convincing, is still very challenging. Every project is brand new and scary. People probably don't realize that Carrie Bradshaw was radically different from who I was, who I continue to be. I think that sometimes because we look alike and live in the same city and haunt the same neighborhoods, that it was sort of like I was playing in the sandbox, when in truth it took real work every day to be her, to understand her, to not judge her. I'm working on a new series for HBO now. The character I'm playing is incredibly different from me in many ways—she handles complexity differently than I do, her marriage is different from my own, and she's struggling financially in a way that I don't at this point in my life. But that's what I love. I still love the idea of being somebody else."
"Look alike"??? You played her on TV, Sarah!
Whatever, never mind, obviously no actor is the character they play in film, no matter how iconic that character eventually becomes.
We're just perplexed that people still annoy SJP with Carrie comparisons. Move on, guys!
And there probably won't be a third SATC movie, bye.