“I think we want this one to be a romp,” Sarah Jessica told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and “The Billy Bush Show.” “The last one, we got to tell a really mature sophisticated story that had real heartbreak in it and this time, I think we want a romp. We want our audience to have a massive romp.”
When fans last saw the “SATC” characters, Carrie had married her longtime love, Mr. Big, Miranda had reconciled with Steve, Charlotte had given birth to a new baby girl and after splitting with Smith, Samantha moved back to New York City and celebrated the big 5-0.
Sarah Jessica said “SATC” Executive Producer Michael Patrick King is currently “assembling a script.” And the two, who are in regular talks about the characters and storyline, are working on trying figure out how to bring such a “romp” into theaters in the current economic climate.
“How do we do that well? And how do we do that in a not lazy way? How do we address these economic times in a franchise that has a lot to do with luxury and labels?” the actress noted. “There is a lot that we have to think about because times are very different. So these are nice challenges, these are good challenges. I’m glad they’re not mine, they’re really Michael Patrick’s, but we certainly have conversations about them.”
While Sarah Jessica posed plenty of questions they’ll be thinking about for “SATC: 2,” she wasn’t ready to give Billy answers about where things were going for Carrie with Mr. Big.
“In a million years I’m not going to give you an indication,” she laughed. “I want someone to show up that first weekend.”
Though the opening of the movie is well over a year away, Sarah Jessica said she is already experiencing anxiety about opening weekend after the first “SATC” box office jaunt was so spectacular.
“I always feel like we have to get it right, I always feel anxious about it, I always feel anxious about the theoretical, I always feel anxious about peoples expectations, and the chatter and the prognosticating,” she said. “I just don’t see how to be human and not.”