No Nudity Clause
Ever wonder why Carrie was the only girl to never go full frontal in the show? That’s because Sarah Jessica Parker refused to be nude on-screen. She even had her lawyer add a “No Nudity Clause” in her contract.
The Real Mr. Big
“Sex and the City” was written by Candace Bushnell, a columnist for The New York Observer. Her ex, Ron Galotti, was a model-dating, power-hungry magazine executive. He inspired the character Mr. Big.
245 East 73rd St
Carrie Bradshaw’s New York City apartment sold for $9.65 million! While Carrie’s apartment looks like a quaint pad for a single girl it’s actually a 4-story luxury home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Although they hid it very well on-screen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha, did not get along in real life. The two are able to maintain a professional working relationship, but they aren’t at all like the best friends they play on the show.
Almost No Samantha
Kim Cattrall turned down the role of Samantha three times because she found the book depressing. Evetually the boyfriend of Darren Star, the creator of the show, convinced her to take the part. We are eternally grateful to him.
For security purposes, Tiffany’s did not allow the crew to film from inside the store for Charlotte and Trey’s engagement scene. Instead, the show had to create a fake Tiffany’s window for the scene. Tiffany’s sent an employee to approve the fake window before it was shot.
No Outfit Repeats
The costume designer, Patricia Field, never repeated an outfit on any of the girls throughout the course of the whole show. She chose each outfit specifically for the important moments happening on the show.
The writers used their personal stories as inspiration for a lot of the hilarious moments in the show. For example, Burger’s break up post-it happened to one of the writers. Ouch.
John Corbett, who played Aidan Shaw, first moved to California to work in a steel factory. After working there for 6 years, he suffered an injury and decided to try out acting instead. We are so happy he did!
Jules and Mimi
If you were an avid viewer, you know Miranda loved the show “Jules and Mimi.” Sadly, this show does not exist, but a few British networks wanted to make it into a real show. It would have been the first time a scene in a sitcom inspired another show.
Cutting it Close
The cast and crew didn’t finish filming the final episode of “Sex and the City” until Wednesday February 18th, 2004. HBO aired the final episode on Sunday, February 22nd, 2004. They cut that really close.
Great Shoes Come At a High Price
And we’re not talking about money. As we all know, Carrie Bradshaw always wore heels. But Sarah Jessica Parker said that wearing the shoes, sometime up to 18 hours in a day, ruined her feet.