If watching the series DVDs isn’t enough to satisfy your Sex and the City craving, not to worry: The show’s stars are all back in new films, TV projects and more. Here’s what they’re up to:
Sarah Jessica Parker
This fall the actress (who turns 40 on March 25) will jump back to the big screen in the film version of the cable cult hit Strangers with Candy (costarring husband Matthew Broderick). Plus, she recently signed a two-year deal to develop and produce programming for Sex’s home network, HBO.
And the fashion icon is also bottling her fame in a fragrance line for Coty this fall. Still, Parker’s priority is raising son James Wilkie, 2. “I think (he’s) really deserving of having a parent at home,” she says.
Kim Cattrall has gone from promiscuous Samantha Jones on Sex to playing a PG-rated mom in this month’s Michelle Trachtenberg movie Ice Princess. The actress, 48, also has taken on another challenge: playing a quadriplegic sculptor in the drama Whose Life Is It Anyway?, a play running in London’s West End until April. “In rehearsal, I’d ask people to do everything for me. I became completely reliant on everyone around me. It’s horrible,” she says. “You can’t scratch your nose or get hair out of your eyes.” Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis turned 40 on Feb. 23, and she’s feeling just fine about it. “Age is a state of mind,” she says. Proving it, she’s the face of Maybelline New York. “It’s great that actresses that aren’t twentysomethings are being offered contracts by cosmetic companies. Women of all ages are beautiful.”
As far as acting, Davis will play moms in her next two films, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D (out June 10) and the remake of Disney’s The Shaggy Dog (costarring Tim Allen), and in an ABC comedy pilot Soccer Moms.
Since Sex, Cynthia Nixon has been juggling motherhood and work as an advocate for New York City’s public schools. The actress recently filmed the comedy Little Manhattan (costarring The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford), and she’ll return to TV as Eleanor Roosevelt in the biopic Warm Springs. On the homefront, the 38-year-old actress – who split in 2003 from longtime partner Danny Mozes (the father of her kids, Samantha, 8, and Charles, 2) – has been dating New York City education activist Christine Marinoni for the past year.
The Men of Sex:
Chris Noth (a.k.a. Mr. Big) will join the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the fall. It’s familiar territory for the actor: He left the original Law & Order a decade ago. Noth, 50, is also busy living the New York City nightlife. He’s a co-owner of the Manhattan club NA, which opened in October.
David Eigenberg (Miranda’s husband Steve on Sex), 40, is starring in an independent comedy, Love, Ludlow, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He’s also done recent guest spots on Without a Trace, Judging Amy and Everwood.