American actress and producer, Sarah Jessica starred as one of the greatest female characters in television on the series, “Sex And The City.” Over two decades after scaling the milestone, the actress reminisced on her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO production.
Played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Carrie Bradshaw of 1998s “Sex And The City” represented a revolutionary female character. Carrie was the narrator and protagonist of the HBO television series and was the ideal definition of a typical independent woman.
Parker portrayed Carrie’s character flawlessly, earning her several accolades, including four Golden Globes, two Emmys, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Following the show’s run through 2004, Parker reprised her role in two later spin-offs.
Having starred as Carrie for at least a decade, one can hardly make a clear demarcation between the two characters. However, Parker thinks differently, attesting on several occasions that her personality shared no similarities with her most famous on-screen character.
A GLIMPSE INTO CARRIE BRADSHAW‘S CHARACTER
The fictional New York Star reporter assumed a life of her own since her first introduction to viewers in 1998. Carrie Bradshaw, sporting the face of Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex And the City,” and AnnaSophia Robb in the prequel, “Carrie Diaries,” was a beautiful Newspaper columnist. She also worked as a writer with Vogue magazine in later seasons.
In addition to being independent and famous for her New York Star column, “Sex And The City,” Carrie was on a quest for true love. The movie portrayed the fictional character as a fashion fanatic, cocktail lover, and a sucker for shoes. Her love interest was Mr. Big, whom she later married in the final season.
Notably, Carrie’s self-centered attitude shows up in her dealings with other people. Her girlfriends, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, were often at the receiving end of her excesses. Many critics have come to describe Carrie Bradshaw as a narcissist, focusing only on her worst qualities.
JESSICA PARKER’S TAKE ON CARRIE’S FRIENDS
While Carrie’s sex column on New York Star kept her popular and buoyant enough to afford her extravagant lifestyle, no one ever questioned the originality of her weekly stories. Sarah Jessica Parker has been open about her take on the existence of Carrie’s fictional girlfriends.
She once noted that no one actually knew if Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha were real, or simply characters in Carrie’s head made-up to fulfill her column requirements. Notwithstanding, these three women, along with Carrie, gave the world something to relate with. They presented an avenue to openly address pressing issues about sex and relationships, marking the female sexual revolution.
JESSICA PARKER SPEAKS ON HER ROLE AS CARRIE BRADSHAW
The beloved, sometimes annoying New York Star columnist, wrote her way into people’s hearts on and off the screen. Her out-going nature made it impossible not to overlook her faults, so much so that she was a fan-favorite character.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Carrie Bradshaw’s role-player, had a different opinion about the fictional star. During a 2016 interview, the actress revealed she was no fan of Carrie, whom she referred to as “childish.”
Despite not really liking the character, Parker seemed to have eased perfectly into the role. The actress, however, admitted in an appearance on People TV, that assuming the character was far from effortless. She disclosed that she could not relate with Carrie, saying:
“In truth, it took real work every day to be her, to understand her, and to not judge her.”
WHAT JESSICA LIKES ABOUT CARRIE
The “SATC” icon may not be a fan, but she admittedly has a few things about Carrie she wanted to be part of her life. When asked about an attribute of Carrie, which she wished was true about her real-life, Sarah Jessica Parker, now 55, admitted she wished she had so much time for friends and brunch like her fictional character did.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S PERSONAL LIFE AND FAMILY
While she may be too occupied for friends and brunch, the actress spent the last two decades building a family. Sarah Jessica Parker tied the knot with actor Matthew Broderick in 1997 in a Manhattan civil ceremony. Their thirteen-year-long union has yielded three children. They welcomed son, James, in October 2002, while twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, arrived in June 2009.
Aside from her blossoming family, the star, like other “Sex And The City” casts, has kept her career at a constant rising pace. She has since starred in movies like “The Family Stone,” “Failure to Launch,” “Smart People,” and “Spinning Into Butter.”
Sarah Jessica Bradshaw today has become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated women, thanks to her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw.