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PopUps: Sarah Jessica Parker Says 'Sex and the City' Couldn't Be Rebooted, Cites Diversity Issues

Monday Sep 10, 2018
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Sarah Jessica Parker  (Source:Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Sarah Jessica Parker insisted that the hit HBO comedy "Sex and the City" could not be among one of the shows being rebooted today due to its lack of diversity.

After the 20th anniversary of the seminal series, a number of websites published think pieces about how "Sex and the City" (doesn't) holds up all these years later. SJP acknowledge the problems with the show existing in 2018, telling The Hollywood Reporter the beloved comedy now looks "tone-deaf."

"You couldn't make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen," she said of the show's four white leads. "I personally think it would feel bizarre."

SJP's comments came at the Deauville Film Festival where her new film "Here and Now" premiered.

The "Divorced" star shot down the idea of a "Sex and the City" reboot as well.

"I don't know that you could do it with a different cast," she told THR. "I think that's radical and interesting, but you can't pretend it's the same."

"It wouldn't be a reboot as I understand it," she added. "If you came back and did six episodes, you'd have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas.

"You'd look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way," SJP went on to tell THR. " It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn't be the same."

The star also commented on the #MeToo movement, saying she will "get in trouble" for her comments but that she doesn't see it as a "feminist movement."

"I look at it as a humanist movement, because it's not just about women in the workplaces, it's [about] the LGBTQ community," SJP said.

Click here to the full THR article in which she comments about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, equal pay for women, and "Sex and the City" costar Cynthia Nixon's New York gubernatorial run.


This story is part of our special report titled "PopUps." Want to read more? Here's the full list.


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