Sex and the City dominated ratings for six years during its run on HBO, so it only made sense that the TV series would go on to become a movie, which it did in 2008, and again in 2010.
As expected the films were a hit, both setting records with their debut, Sex and the City for being the biggest opening ever for an R-rated comedy and having the highest-grossing romantic comedy of 2008, and Sex and the City 2 for being one of the widest release for a R rated romantic comedy film.
So, the question on everyone’s mind is this: Will there be a Sex and the City 3?
Buzz about just that has been swirling around the web lately and while some stars of the series, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis, are on board with the project, some don’t seem too sure of the idea.
When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if she was hoping for a third installment, Cynthia Nixon revealed that she does not think a third movie is necessary, telling the magazine, “No, no. I think we had a wonderful ride. I think it’s fine to let it go.”
Davis feels differently.
“I’m going to have a little talk with Cynthia the next time I see her!” David revealed in the December issue of Haute Living. “I don’t think [a third film] is a pipe dream, there is discussion. People talk about it amongst the people who are the players, but I don’t know if it will come together. It would be very exciting if it did.”
Parker echoed her sentiments. “I’ve been saying … there is one story left to tell,” she told Extra this past May. “If it is, in fact, the right time and the right place, maybe we should tell it. It would be wonderful. It’s fun to ponder.”
Agreeing with Cynthia are both Mr. Big and the creator of the series, Candace Bushnell.
“I don’t see Sex and the City 3 happening,” Chris Noth told Parade Magazine. “I’m not disappointed if they don’t. I miss the early days before it became sort of a circus of attention, when it hadn’t become this iconic thing.”
Then, when Bushnell was asked if the franchise continue, she was clear in her thoughts. “No. Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t be an ingenue anymore. But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted,” she explained at the time. “Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: ‘Does he love me?’ … ‘Does he still not love me?’ I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”
As for where the third possible Sex and the City 3 would be shot, rumors began flying a couple of months ago that placed the ladies in Europe, Greece specifically.
“[Parker] has sparked rumours that she is scouting for film locations after she spent most of August sailing round the Greek islands on a luxury yacht,” the UK’s Daily Mail reported back in October. “Her visit was followed by the SATC production team, who have been seen visiting several locations in Greece in recent weeks, with Messenia in south-western Peloponnese rising as the most likely location to shoot a sequel, according to the tourist organisation Marketing Greece.”
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