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Who wouldn't have wanted a Sex And The City 3?

Well, maybe not you after you hear this.

It has been revealed that the beloved Mr Big wasn't going to make the cut…literally.

Details have emerged that show Chris Noth's character was going to be killed off – and in a sad way.

Journalist James Andrew Miller spoke with stars and writers of the films on his Origins podcast, where it was revealed that Mr. Big would die “relatively early” in the film, of a sudden “heart attack in the shower.”

Oh, no.

Andrew said, "They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big's death than about the relationship between the four women."

Chris Noth has not read the script, but he did tell Miller that he "heard it was really a superior script, probably having learned the mistakes, from not the first two, but at least the second one."

(Noth called the first two SATC movies "corny" and "sentimental as hell.")

It was also part of the reason that Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha, said no to the movie. 

Apparently, the plot revolved around Big's death and how Carrie would cope, and Andrew said, “People close to Kim believe the script for the movie didn't have a lot to offer the character of Samantha.''

Are we glad that Carrie's on-again off-again love interest is still alive and kicking?

Abso-fucking-lutely. 

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It was Sex and the City's biggest mystery.

What the hell was Mr. Big's real name? He was a main character for years on the show, so you'd think we ought to know the moniker given to Carrie's long time love.

But no, we didn't find out until the very last episode… and now we know the reason why.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the show's producer said that they didn't come up with his name until the last minute.

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Spolier alert, btw people.

"In the last episode, in the last moment, I realised [I had] to say Mr. Big's name." said executive producer Michael Patrick King.

"And I just [mimes typing on a keyboard] 'John.'

"And then I told all the writers and they were like, 'What the hell?', and I was like, 'We have to say his name because now he's real!'"

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But why the name John, you ask?

Well, Michael said, "If I wanted to give him a name, I wanted to give him the most generic, American, almost pilgrim name.

"There's no spin, it's just John."

So ladies, there you have it.

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Never mind that we can't actually name one other thing that he's starred in (OK, so he was in The Good Wife too) – we're still totally swooning over the fact that Mr Big is going to be on our screens once again tomorrow evening.

Yup none other than Chris Noth heads to Montrose for a chat with Ray on The Ray D'Arcy Show.

 

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The Sex And The City actor is now aged 62.

And although he has a surprisingly modest presence on social media – 4.6K followers on Twitter and 10K on Instagram – a quick glance (OK, an elongated drool) at his recent posts confirms that he's still as handsome as ever.

 

The Ray D'Arcy Show tomorrow night on RTÉ One at 9:45pm.

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With six full seasons – and two movies to boot – of Carrie Bradshaw's romantic antics, we can't imagine anyone else in the key Sex And The City roles.

Take Mr. Big, for example. No-one else but Chris Noth could have charmed Carrie with that smile as she dropped an entire handbag full of condoms onto the ground, we're sure of it.

But if things had gone a little differently, Carrie's main squeeze could have been played by someone else entirely. SATC's creator Darren Starr revealed in an interview this week that he had someone entirely different in mind for the role.

"I was thinking of Alec Baldwin for Big initially," Darren admitted, adding that he didn't know much about Chris Noth before meeting him for his first audition. 

"I don’t really watch Law & Order [Chris's main show prior to SATC], but I met with Chris Noth and thought he was perfect.

"I remember the first table read, how good he was. I’m not saying that Chris was Mr. Big, but he brought a lot of his own persona to the role."

Abso-f***in'-lutely, he did.

But it's not just Big who could have been played by a very different face – Darren revealed he had another actor in mind for the role of Aidan too.

"We initially were thinking about Aidan Quinn for Aidan, but I think he wasn’t available. 

"I loved John Corbett [the actor who eventually went on to play Aidan] in Northern Exposure, and we were like, ‘Well, what’s John Corbett been up to?’

"He just had the laconic, dudish vibe. But we kept ‘Aidan’ because we loved the name."

Okay, Alec Baldwin we can *just* about get over, but someone else in the role of Aidan? No. JUST NO.

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Sex And The City fans, get yourselves on a bus to Cavan stat.

One of the show's biggest stars, Chris Noth, is in the area, having arrived at the local library yesterday with a crew from the US genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are.

Yup, one of Mr. Big's great grandparents was a Cavan native, and Chris can trace his roots all the way back to Knockbride, near Bailieborough.

"I had no idea who was coming until about 4pm the day before," Tom Sullivan, Cavan's County Librarian told Today FM this morning.

"The whole process took most of the day, there was a lot of waiting around, but he was happy to sit and relax and read some of our books."

And if you're thinking Chris Noth might have been a bit of a d**khead like his Good Wife character, you'd be oh-so wrong, it seems.

"Absolutely no demands at all, an absolute gentleman," said Tom.

"He came in and got some photos taken, he was delighted to be in Cavan. He was enthralled with the greenness of the country.

"There was a queue of people to see him, and he was most obliging in all aspects, an absolute gent, he couldn't have been more decent."

And now for the most important thing – WHERE IS HE TODAY?

"I have a feeling that they're somewhere in Cavan," says Tom. 

"He may just be touring around or doing more work for the show."

See you in Cavan, ladies.

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While many of us consider the relationship between Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big to be a fairytale ending to Sex and the City, the series' creator would have done things a little differently. 

Darren Star, American television producer behind the show, revealed he was ultimately unhappy with how the hit HBO show concluded.

"I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage," said Darren in a recent interview for Kindle Singles.

"Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That's what had made women so attached."

Carrie met Mr. Big in the first episode of the series that ran from 1996 to 2004 and many fans felt it was a fitting conclusion that the couple ended up together. 

The pair ultimately went on to marry in the first Sex and the City movie. 

The 54-year-old producer revealed that the decision to have Mr. Big and Carrie end up together was made by other producers and writers on the series. 

"For me, in a way – I didn't [write] those last episodes. At a certain point, you've got to let them follow their vision.

"At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy. But unless you're there to write every episode, you're not going to get the ending you want."

We don't mind because we love a good fairytale ending, even if it's totally not real life. 

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If you were a Sex and the City fan, you either thought Carrie made a mess of her love life; or you think it turned out in the best way possible.

And if you were a Sex and the City fan, you also had a favourite boyfriend of Carrie's, right?

Well, two of Carrie's lovers had a mini reunion over the weekend in Beverly Hills, and we have to say, it's good to see the two men together again.

Chris North, who played Mr Big and John Corbett, who played Aidan Shaw posed for a photo during the Spotlight celebration in LA.

The men are both working hard at the moment, as John plays Governor of Illinois candidate Peter Florrick on The Good Wife, which is on its seventh series.

Meanwhile, Chris has a new movie coming out this year, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is sure to be a box office hit.

If we had Carrie Bradshaw's leading men meet up every weekend, we'd be very happy, indeed, because we miss these guys on the TV.

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Not everyone shares the same views when it comes to love. Some have a more realistic view, while others daydream about their knight in shining armour coming to rescue them – this, my friend, makes you a hopeless romantic.

A hopeless romantic is someone who waits for their ‘soul mate’ and stops at nothing until they find them. They are in love with the idea of being in love and their view of romance can border on fantasy at times.

Here are the signs that you might be a hopeless romantic:

  • You are known to shed a fear tears while watching a film
  • You think there’s a possibility that you can have a ‘great love’ as strong as Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big
  • You are overly happy about friends who have a love life you don’t have
  • You manage to work yourself into tears when listening to love songs
  • You dream about long-term relationships with your ex

If you’re ticking more boxes than you’d like, then you’re a hopeless romantic.

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