Carrie Bradshaw could of had a whole different look, because Sarah Jessica Parker almost backed out of the role

By Brittany King
Updated October 05, 2016 06:19 PM
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Mr. Big isn’t the only one who gets cold feet!

On Wednesday, Sarah Jessica Parker appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked all things HBO, specifically about how she was hesitant to take her – now iconic – role on Sex and the City.

“I always wanted to be a working actress,” the Divorce star began telling Kimmel, ,48.

Parker went on to explain how she fell in love with SATC‘s script right away, but quickly forgot about it.

“I thought it was an interesting role and I loved the script,” she said. “Then I completely forgot about it because I went on to do a play or whatever … and I ran into someone on the street and they said, ‘Hey I saw your show’ and I said ‘what show?’ and they said ‘you did a show called Sex and the City‘ and I was like ‘oh right.’ ”

Then when the show was green-lit for a series, Parker, 51, wasn’t quite sure it was something she wanted to take on.

“When they said we’re finally going to do it I was like ‘I don’t know … I don’t know. I feel like the moment passed. Maybe I’m not so keen to commit.’ ” she admitted. “But I was foolish and people wisely talked me out of it. I went to set the first day and never looked back.”

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Prior to appearing on Kimmel, Parker addressed the nagging rumors that continue to run rampant: No, she was not feuding with her SATC costars, especially Kim Cattrall.

“It was always so heartbreaking to me that there was this narrative about Kim and myself because it just didn’t reflect anything that happened on that set,” she told Time. “They just didn’t do it to the Sopranos guys. It was so strange to me and upsetting.”

“I posted something on Kim’s birthday and people were like ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know you liked her!’ ” she added. “What? We were all at liberty to walk away at any time! But nobody asked those questions of shows with men. Isn’t that interesting?”

Divorce premieres Oct. 9 on HBO.