The “Sex and the City” ladies have been entertaining audiences for years. We’ve followed the exploits of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kirsten Davis for 94 television episodes and two movies. Given the fact the second flick sucked balls and the ladies are creepin’ on menopause (if not already there), the franchise is looking into replacing the cast with a much younger group of ladies.
Say what? It’s almost sacrilegious to think of other actresses playing the iconic roles of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. But if the Daily Mail is correct with their report, then we should brace ourselves for this huge change. The rumored prequel will follow the characters’ adventures in New York City during their twenties. The plot will be based off the two books written by SATC writer Candice Bushnell- “The Carrie Diaries” and “Summer and The City“.
As you would expect, the original ladies don’t think messing with the SATC formula is a good idea. Sarah Jessica Parker told the Los Angeles Times earlier this year, “I don’t think we can pretend to go back… It’s creating two histories. It’s like, ‘Oh I didn’t know that about Carrie Bradshaw.” Kristin Davis also chimed in and told E! this February, ‘We’ve discussed our history in the show already so for all of our fervent fans who listen to what we say, why would we rewrite that?”. Personally, I’m all up for the change. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
According to Daily Mail’s article, the four young ladies above are the top choices to play the four characters. Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively would play Samantha Jones, while Bieber’s main lady Selena Gomez would step into Charlotte York’s conservative wardrobe. Emma Roberts and the other Olsen sister, Elizabeth Olsen, would portray Miranda Hobbes and Carrie Bradshaw respectively.
With exception to Olsen’s potential casting, I’m kinda happy with the names being thrown out there. Lively would be perfect as a young Samantha. That girl just oozes sex. I can also see Roberts capturing the essence of a young Miranda to pitch perfection. Gomez never really resonated with me, but she’s kinda growing on me and casting her as the waspy Charlotte would be hilarious.
What do you think of the above choices? Who would you rather step into the designer shoes of the SATC ladies? Or do you think they should well enough alone and let the franchise die? Post your thoughts below.