Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell threw a little shade at a part of her own franchise and its now-replaced star Sarah Jessica Parker, after Parker called The Carrie Diaries “odd” in an interview.
Bushnell, a producer on the CW’s teen-friendly prequel, had this to say about Parker and her run on SATC:
Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47 … Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: ‘Does he love me?’ … ‘Does he still not love me?’ I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”
So basically, she thinks SJP is too withered and old to play Carrie anymore. In a less snarky moment, Bushnell admitted that Sex and the City 2 was a poorly written and conceived sandy crotch disaster:
If it were up to me, the second movie would have been Carrie Bradshaw decides to run for mayor and Samantha helps her.
Bushnell also called The Carrie Diaries a “really good show” and praised Carrie 2.0, AnnaSophia Robb.
I love AnnaSophia. She just holds the screen. She’s a very cool girl in person. I think that comes through. That’s something that’s key to Carrie. Carrie has to be cool.
Because let’s make Carrie “cool” without giving her decent lines, explaining her thought process, or having her resemble her older self in any way shape or form.
Also, the Twin Towers apparently took a year off in 1984. (Fire your editors with actual fire.)
Note to Kristen Stewart of the future: when Stephenie Meyer replaces you with a younger, more commercial actress in the Twilight reboot, say nothing. Do what you do best and scowl in a corner.