Sarah Jessica Parker wants a 'Sex and the City 3,' but not a prequel
Sarah Jessica Parker wants another round of Cosmopolitans.
The actress recently told The Los Angeles Times that despite "Sex and the City 2" poor reviews and weak box office performance, she wants another film in the franchise.
"I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is," Parker told the newspaper on the set of her new movie "I Don't Know How She Does It."
She adds," "I'd definitely tell that [third] story, and I know Michael [Patrick King, the series writer and director of the two films] would do it right. But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?"
When audiences last saw Carrie and the girls, the writer reconciled with Mr. Big (Chris Noth) after their marriage faced some turbulence and Carrie ran into her ex Aidan (John Corbett) in Abu Dhabi.
Even though Parker says she is willing to wait for a few years for another sequel, she explains why she is not fond of the idea of a prequel for the franchise featuring Carrie Bradshaw in her 20s, taking on New York City.
"There are a lot of important and interesting stories that 21-year-olds can tell. I don't begrudge any 21-year-old the opportunity to tell their stories," Parker explains. "They prove to us on an everyday basis that they're interesting. Even their narcissism is interesting. Even their inertia is interesting. Even their tonal speech patterns are interesting."
She adds, "But 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.'"
Up next for Parker is the star-studded romantic comedy "New Years Eve." In the movie, Parker will play the dependent mother of "Little Miss Sunshine" star Abigail Breslin.
Jessica Biel, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer will all appear in the film.