‘Sex and the City’: 2 of the Show’s Most Popular Stars Still Talk Every Day

by Jeremy Spirogis
Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kristen Davis as Charlotte York, Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes on

Sex and the City might need been all about friendship, however not everybody on the set was shut. Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker’s feud has made headlines for years. While Cattrall could not wish to spend time along with her former co-star, there’s one one who is outwardly all the time blissful to listen to from her. Willie Garson, who portrayed Stanford Blatch for all six seasons of the sequence, lately sat down for an interview and revealed he and Parker nonetheless discuss virtually day by day.

The previous pals had no concept they had been auditioning for a similar present

Back in 1998, earlier than followers had been launched to Carrie Bradshaw and her mismatched pals, HBO was making an attempt to assemble the forged. They had gone via a number of rounds of auditions and had lastly landed on the principle characters, though it took some convincing to get Parker on board. Garson had no concept that he was auditioning for a similar present Parker was being thought-about for till he walked into the audition.

Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kristen Davis as Charlotte York, Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes on 'Sex and the City'
Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, Samantha Jones and Miranda Hobbes on ‘Sex and the City’ | Getty Images

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Garson sat down for an interview for The Bradshaw Boys, a podcast devoted to the hit HBO sequence, and recalled that he had heard folks within the ready room speaking about Parker being forged within the sequence. After his audition, he left and instantly referred to as his previous pal to ask her if she was going to do the present. He mentioned she was noncommittal at first. Eventually, they each acquired on board, and the remaining is historical past.  

Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker’s on-screen chemistry was possible due to a longstanding friendship

While Garson’s position was a secondary character, he was within the sequence from the present’s very first episode and rapidly turned a fan favourite. His chemistry with Parker helped make his position much more dynamic, and their characters’ friendship appeared heat and pure. That’s possible as a result of duos off-screen relationship.

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch on the set of 'Sex and the City: The Movie''Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch on the set of 'Sex and the City: The Movie''
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch | Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

Garson and Parker had identified one another for years earlier than they starred on the present collectively. Garson recalled how he had first seen Parker on Broadway when he was only a teen. Years later, he was seated subsequent to her at a cocktail party, and so they struck up a friendship. He recalled that they had been almost inseparable whereas Parker was residing in Los Angeles. Eventually, Parker moved again to the east coast, however they stored up with one another through telephone and visits.

Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker’s friendship has lasted lengthy after the ultimate episode of Sex and the City

Sex and the City filmed its ultimate tv episode in 2004, and its been ten years for the reason that second film, Sex and the City 2, hit theaters. Since then, everybody has moved on. Garson appeared in Hawaii Five-O from 2015 till 2020. Parker labored on the TV sequence, Divorce,  for a number of years, earlier than taking up a stage manufacturing.

Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 2008 MTV Movie AwardsWillie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 2008 MTV Movie Awards
Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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Even now, many years after strolling away from Sex and the City for the final time, Garson and Parker’s friendship endures. Garson advised the hosts of The Bradshaw Boys that he and Parker nonetheless converse virtually day-after-day, whatever the bodily distance between them. Garson relies in LA, whereas Parker nonetheless calls New York City dwelling.

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