What?! Mr Big was almost played by another (VERY well-known) actor

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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