More than a decade has gone by since Sex and the City ruled the airwaves and gave us the worst case of closet envy known to womankind, but fans of the show never cease to come up with new and intriguing questions related to the show. And here's an even better one that was prompted by the recent year anniversary of the series finale: Why am I still obsessing over SATC? Now that's a question that prompts even more questions, but the bottom line is that Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes were all freakin' awesome characters in their own unique ways and the actresses who portrayed them did it like no one else could have. I can't imagine anyone other than SJP twirling around the big city in dainty designer outfits, proudly rocking an old cell phone held together by tape, sipping Cosmopolitans all while making up and breaking up with Big and maintaining a tight-knit group of equally glamorous girlfriends. But the reality is, Parker almost lost the role to someone else. I imagine this would probably elicit a high-pitched Carrie squeal, but out of curiosity, let's take a look at some other major SATC roles that nearly went to other actresses:. Apparently, the former Desperate Housewives actress proved she wasn't so desperate to take part in SATC when she declined the role of Carrie due to the show's sexual content.
Before Sarah Jessica Parker was cast as Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV series Sex and the City , the same role was offered to Dana Delany who says she turned it down because she had "just done so many movies about sex" and couldn't do another similar role. The actress talked about the offer during a interview with Hoda Kotb on the Today show , smirking as she said the show wasn't even a script yet when she was offered the role by friend and show creator Darren Star. Despite this, it was her role as Carrie Bradshaw that made her a household name, with the half hour television series lasting six seasons with two films and a short-lived spin-off series. In the interview Dana Delany jokes that knowing now what ' Sex and the City ' became she would have definitely taken the role all those years ago, but thankfully Delany has also seen some success since the 90's offer. Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce star Lisa Edelstein has also come out to say that she too was considered for the role of Carrie Bradshaw, claiming that she got as far as signing a contract before Sarah Jessica Parker stepped in and HBO decided to go with her instead. The now 53 year old star said that she couldn't even watch Sex and the City when it was on air, saying that it was "too painful.
Cohen wanted to know who Teri Hatcher was mean to, "besides Nicollette [Sheridan]? Then, when Cohen asked when the last time was that Delany and Hatcher spoke, Delany said it was when they wrapped the show. Ironically, if she'd taken the part, she would have still been available for "Housewives," if just barely. She said she was asked if she'd be interested in the part of Carrie Bradshaw even before any scripts were written for " Sex and the City. As for why she passed on the role, Delany said she didn't have the right fashion sense to play the role. Sarah Jessica Parker's fashion as Carrie Bradshaw became as legendary as the show.