‘Sex and the City’ creator says Mr. Big isn’t worth it. After years ago insisting she wasn’t going to answer any more questions about “the nonexistent-in-reality Carrie Bradshaw,” Bushnell has made peace with her legacy.
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Landing Mr. Big, she told THE POST should not be the takeaway.
“The reality is, finding a guy is maybe not your best economic choice in the long term. Men can be very dangerous to women in a lot of different ways. We never talk about this, but that’s something that women need to think about: You can do a lot less . . . when you have to rely on a man,” Bushnell told The Post. “The TV show and the message were not very feminist at the end.
“But that’s TV. That’s entertainment. That’s why people should not base their lives on a TV show.”
She certainly isn’t surprised that “SATC” is making a return.
“HBO’s going to make money on it. They’re going to exploit it as much as they can,” Bushnell said. “They rebooted ‘Gossip Girl.’ If they didn’t reboot ‘Sex in the City,’ it would be really strange.”
And while “I don’t know anything about what the new show’s going to be about,” Bushnell added, she will watch the sequel — with stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in their iconic roles as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte, respectively.
“Of course I’m going to watch it . . . I hope it runs for six seasons. I get paid a little bit of money,” she said, laughing.
But one friend Bushnell may not talk about it with is Kim Cattrall — aka Samantha from “SATC” — who is not returning.
“I absolutely love Kim,” said Bushnell. “But it seems she wants to do other things, and she doesn’t feel like doing the show. Maybe she doesn’t want to be that character anymore. Maybe she doesn’t want to put the Spanx on!
“In real life, those women are not those characters — they are the opposite. Sarah Jessica Parker, she’s been married forever to the same guy. She’s got kids. I don’t know her very well, but she seems to be very family-oriented [in a way Carrie is not].”
From 1994 to 1996, Bushnell wrote her dating column for the Observer, which then became her book “Sex and the City” — and the rights were snapped up by her friend, TV producer Darren Starr, who turned it into the HBO show. (“You really don’t get as much money as people think you do,” she said about that.)
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‘Sex and the City’ creator says Mr. Big isn’t worth it. ‘Sex and the City’ creator says Mr. Big isn’t worth it