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June 4, 2008

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

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Kim Cattrall: People say, "Oh, I've seen you naked." I really disagree. You've seen Samantha naked. Me naked and Samantha naked are two different things. There was a storyline where Samantha was going to have her body documented because she wanted everybody to know she looked good. But before the photo session started I was really nervous because I didn't have any lines, or affectations of who Samantha is, to hide behind. I said, "I need a minute." So I said some of Samantha's lines, and that basically got me to a place where I could stand naked in front of the camera.

Miranda

Darren Star: We read a lot of actresses for that role. At the time Cynthia's hair was blonde and I kept thinking, But Miranda's a redhead. She'd read for the role, I'd have her on tape, and I'd look at her and I'm thinking, She doesn't look like Miranda to me.

Cynthia Nixon: I auditioned a million times and my agent badgered them, and they kept saying, "Well, we haven't met anyone we like better but we're not ready to offer it to her." And literally months went by, and I was about to take another pilot.

Michael Patrick King: Miranda was ball-busting and sarcastic, and I mean that as the ultimate compliment. Sarcastic, push-away, afraid, so vulnerable she had to be strong and brittle.

Cynthia Nixon: In the second season, when she was buying an apartment for the first time as a single person, she started to have these panic attacks about what it means that I'm taking this major step in life by myself. Am I going to die alone? And that was the beginning of seeing why she's so armored and guarded.

David Eigenberg:I always loved Cynthia's character. She reminds me of Hillary.

Charlotte

Michael Patrick King: Charlotte was simply somebody who believed the fairy tale. She had the rules and she had the lists of what she wanted in her life, and she went after the surface idea and got burned. And when she let go of the idea, she found what she really needed was love. She went from being Cinderella to the Princess and the Frog.

Candace Bushnell: The character of Charlotte was always a little bit of an anomaly. My friends and I always used to joke that Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda would be friends, but they wouldn't be friends with Charlotte.


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