‘Sex and the City’ Star Chris Noth Says the Film Franchise Is ‘Over’
Haters of Sex and the City 2, you have got your wish.
The Sex and the City movies are going home and taking their ball with them.
“I think it’s kind of over,” Chris Noth told Celebuzz at Wednesday’s Juke Joint party in Hollywood, to benefit disaster relief organization Aid Still Required.
“I don’t know — I haven’t heard anything, so I feel like it’s over. I’m kind of a cynic,” he added.
What else did Noth say about a third ‘Sex and the City’ movie?
And, Noth, who played perhaps Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) most famous paramour as Mr. Big in the Sex and the City TV series and two movies, says he’s not alone in his feelings about a three-quel.
“I don’t think anyone else in the crowd wants to do it,” says Noth. “You get the feeling we did everything we could with it. Who knows, though … It depends.”
What has been discussed — and partially filmed — is a TV series for The CW billed as a Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, which is slated for a January 2013 premiere date. AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer) stars, and Gossip Girl TV developer Josh Schwartz is handling the creative reins.
Noth has long since moved in on his TV career from the hit HBO show — now playing a philandering, formerly jailed aspiring politician running against his estranged wife, played by Julianna Margulies, on this season of The Good Wife. Noth has had a recurring role on the show since its first season.
“We’ve done four episodes [so far],” Noth said. “I’m running for governor. [It] should be an interesting race. It wiIl be going on around the same time that is the one that keeps us all on our toes.”
He says of Margulies’ scorned spouse character, Alicia Florrick, “Right now, we’re on a friendship basis. We’re seeing where it’s going to go. I think my character hurt her pretty bad. So we’re trying to figure out a way how to make it work with the children. Very adult and mature.”
Speaking of being on their toes — the cast of The Good Wife is keeping an eye out for falling objects. Star Kristen Chenoweth was injured in July while filming the show when a gust of wind knocked a piece of equipment over her head.
She has been off the show since. Wearing a neck brace, Chenoweth tweeted a picture of herself this week with friend Kathy Griffin.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 22, 2012
On Monday, Chenoweth issued a statement saying she was dropping out of the show because of her injuries.
“It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife. [I’m] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern.”
Said Noth, “I have already had scenes with her. She’s doing better, yes.”
Noth was nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe for his role as former state attorney Peter Florrick in The Good Wife, which was executive-produced by movie director Tony Scott, who committed suicide last Saturday at age 68.
When asked about Scott’s passing on Wednesday, Noth expressed shock — and acknowledged he hadn’t known Scott.
“It’s terrible,” Noth said. “I never knew him, and I never met him really.”
Would you go see “Sex and the City 3″? Or do you agree with Mr. Big that the series is over?