Sex and the City 3 Is Still Possible, Sarah Jessica Parker Tells Ellen DeGeneres

Anything is possible.

On Location for "Sex and the City: The Movie" - September 21, 2007
Brian Ach

Considering how much Hollywood loves reunions, it’s not surprising that there has been much talk of a Sex and the City 3 movie. What is surprising is that the thirst for a third film installment of the beloved HBO series hasn’t wavered, almost a decade since the last one and after Kim Cattrall has made it clear that she has no desire to return as her character Samantha Jones. “This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things,” she said last fall. “This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another.”

According to Sarah Jessica Parker, though, there’s reason to keep your hopes up for an update on the life of Carrie Bradshaw. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host asked Parker a question on every fan’s mind: “I want to know about Sex and the City, if you don’t mind. It was going to happen. Then it wasn’t going to happen. Then it was going to happen. Then you asked Stephen Colbert to be a part of it—” to which Parker replied, “Correct. Well, he sort of put me in a tough place.” Parker was referencing another TV interview she did the week before on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when Colbert asked her, “What part would I play?” to which she joked, “Well, there’s an opening… According to just very recent documentation about why we’re not making it is because the part usually played by Kim Cattrall has been vacated. So, that’s what I mean. Perhaps you’d want to play Samantha?”

“Now I’ll offer you the same opportunity,” Parker told DeGeneres. “I’m going to go across the land.” After, the host asked whether or not the threequel would be possible without Samantha’s character, to which Parker replied, “I think there’s a period of grief, a mourning process, and then perhaps we’ll be able to consider, say for instance, you playing Samantha.”

Then, when asked again plainly if Sex and the City 3 is happening, Parker said, “No, but there will be a Sex and the City 4. Wouldn’t that be hilarious? You know what, I don’t know. Last week, I said ‘No.’ Reality is a brutal companion,” she continued. “I feel like maybe, I don’t know. I have to make up an answer, because I have absolutely no idea. You know, who knows. Perhaps, we’ll find a way. Right now, I don’t know.”

What she should have said, though, was: “And I couldn’t help but wonder: In a city as cynical as New York, is it still possible to believe in miracles?