Here are a few of our favorite facts about Sex and the City. When that got a little to real for Bushnell, she invented an alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, and told her stories through her. By any standard, that is a great deal. She was the only one of the four leading actresses in the series to insist on this. That Tutu Not all the clothes worn by the girls are designer. Is That Your Real Color? To play the part of sassy ginger Miranda, Cynthia Nixon had to dye her naturally blonde hair red. Blondes Have More Fun Carrie was a brunette according to the script.
Producers changed their minds just 24 hours before the pilot was shot because Candace Bushnell, whom Carrie is based off of, is a blonde. Sweet Deal The Magnolia Bakery became so popular after Miranda and Carrie ate cupcakes there that the bakery had to start employing a bouncer to deal with rowdy customers.
Quitters Never Win Parker was uncomfortable with a lot of the content in Sex and the City, and considered quitting after the pilot was shot. So Method Kim Cattrall insisted on wearing heels even when she only being shot from the waist up. She said it made her feel more like her character Samantha. Sore Feet While playing Carrie, Parker would spend up to 18 hours a day in heels. Big was too old for Carrie. Showrunner Michael Patrick King got so tired of the complaint that he crafted the love story about Carrie and the much older Aleksandr Petrovsky, played by ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Lady in White Natasha, Mr. Fab Field The costumer designer for the show, Patricia Field, never repeated an outfit on any of the girls. The only exception to this is the fur jacket that appears in both the first episode and the very last scene in the series. Magic Trick There is a major goof in the opening credits of the show: When the bus splashes Carrie, there are people in it.
Seconds later, as she turns around, the bus has no passengers. Read the Fine Print The pre-nuptial agreement that Bunny makes Charlotte sign prior to her marriage was written by an actual lawyer. Tourist Attraction Even though the show ended in , you can still take the Sex and the City-inspired bus tour. Will the Real Mr. Big was inspired by a real person.
His inspiration was publisher Ron Galotti, who dated Bushnell in Keeping Secrets Kristen Davis, who plays Charlotte, was a little worried the show would shock her family. She never told her grandmother about it and asked her parents not to watch it.
Eventually though, her parents began to watch it and her father, a college professor, even used examples from the show in his college lectures. Not a Football Fan? These airings continue to be popular. No Piercings Cynthia Nixon does not have pierced ears; the earrings she wore on set were all clip-ons.
The costume designers would even go so far as to send out jewelry they liked to a jeweler who would turn the design into clip-ons. Victoria Beckham was also offered a cameo in Sex and the City, but had to turn it down. The Cosmopolitans were made with water and food colouring or cranberry juice, the champagne was ginger ale, and the red wine was simply grape juice. Brunch Time Nonetheless, all those brunches where the girls discussed their latest boys and issues?
Getting Answers Throughout the show, Carrie asks 92 questions in her columns. In fact, none of the addresses given for the four main characters in the show are real. Kristen Davis was the only one of the four leading ladies not to win an award for her acting. No Thanks Even though she was flattered by the role, Cattrall turned down the role of Samantha three times before she finally accepted. Million-dollar Girl Sarah Jessica Parker became an executive producer of the series during the season.