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June 4, 2008

Sex and the City: The Gossip, the Glamour, the Truth!

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David Eigenberg: The best episode was early on when they're in the bar and Miranda gave me a bunch of shit, and I grabbed her and I just go, "I don't know why you're hating me so much, but I'm not that guy." And I walked outside, and it was raining, and then she came out and she was like, "Steve." Then she ran up and we made out in the rain. A poor man's Casablanca moment.

Robert Leeds/Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood: I was originally contracted for four episodes, but they called me back and said, "We need to bring closure to this relationship. We need to show more of an asshole side to Robert, to make it clear that Miranda's not going back to him."

Trey MacDougal/ Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan: When I initially heard that they wanted to meet me, they said heart surgeon, Upper East Side, his mother is a strong influence in his life. I had images of John Kennedy throwing a football dancing through my head. The one part they did not discuss until I met them face-to-face was, "Oh, and by the way, he's going to have his problems with impotence."

Michael Patrick King:He was Charlotte's dreamboat because he was a doctor, and he was preppy, and he was perfect—but he couldn't get it up.

Kyle MacLachlan: When they brought in the whole cardboard baby thing [when Charlotte was unable to get pregnant, Trey brought home a big cardboard cutout as a joke], I was like, "I don't get it." Everyone said, "This is funny; it's hilarious." I was like, It is? I thought Trey was a little more evolved than that. But they needed to find a way to wrap me up. So rather than having a tragic accident, they did it this way.

Harry Goldenblatt/ Evan Handler

Kristin Davis: At first, they wrote, "Charlotte marries this ugly guy." And I said, I hope you're not going to put that in the description for the actor, like, "Must be really ugly." Evan Handler: At the audition, it was the bagel-eating scene and they just kept shoving a cupcake into my mouth.

Kristin Davis: And he had to put fake hair on his back. Harry comes over one day to Charlotte's apartment so she can sign the divorce papers. They had it written in the script that he drips sweat onto the documents because he's so nervous. I thought, Eww. And Charlotte would think the same thing. So we go to shoot the scene and the director says, "Now he drips that sweat on the paper, and you just think that's so sexy." And I said, "No, listen, man, I've been playing Charlotte for a while, and she would not think that's sexy. You have to trust me."

Stanford Blatch/Willie Garson

Willie Garson: I didn't audition for the role of Stanford at all the way he's played in the show. I just read it as a guy who happened to be homosexual. Then when we went to shoot the pilot, I remember Darren shouting at me, "Gayer!" You know, to the point where it felt really kind of artificial to me. But people loved it.


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