‘Sex and the City’: Sean Connery Inspired This Iconic Moment In The First Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sean Connery (left) and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in

When you suppose Sex and the City, you suppose Sarah Jessica Parker. Sean Connery doesn’t actually come to thoughts. But because it seems, a particular efficiency devoted to the late actor impressed a memorable second in 2008’s Sex and the City: The Movie.

Sean Connery (left) and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and the City: The Movie' (right) | Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images for AFI/James Devaney/WireImage
Sean Connery (left) and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’ (proper) | Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images for AFI/James Devaney/WireImage

The New Year’s Even scene ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’ is a fan favourite

In one of many scenes from the hit sequence’s first function movie, Carrie Bradshaw takes the subway—sure, the subway—to make it to Miranda’s home in time earlier than the ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly breaking down this scene, director Michael Patrick King mentioned the second was all about “this desperate need to connect to somebody that actually matters to you.”

The musical backdrop of the scene is Scottish singer Mairi Campbell’s cowl of “Auld Lang Syne,” a Scottish tune written by Robert Burns within the 1788. It’s principally the one New Year’s Eve tune, and it’s all about not letting go of outdated friendships. Pretty becoming for a scene all about shut mates eager to be collectively on New Year’s Eve.

A Scot herself, Campbell instructed The Sunday Post in 2019 that her cowl getting used within the movie drastically helped her profession.

“[Sarah Jessica Parker] must have remembered the performance, because nearly 10 years later she wanted our version for the film,” Campbell instructed The Sunday Post.

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Mairi Campbell sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on the 1999 Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Sean Connery

Recorded within the ’90s, Campbell’s cowl of “Auld Lang Syne” caught the eye of the Kennedy Center Honors. She was invited to carry out it alongside her husband, musician David Francis, on the 1999 ceremony. Their efficiency was a part of the tribute for Connery. (The Scottish-born actor died on Oct. 31, 2020.)

As destiny would have it, Parker’s husband, Matthew Broderick, was additionally a part of the 1999 Kennedy Center Honors. (He was recruited for the tribute to actor Jason Robards.)

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Sarah Jessica Parker pitched Mairi Campbell’s ‘Auld Lang Syne’ for ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’

Parker instructed Entertainment Weekly that whereas she and King have been attempting to determine the right tune to dub over the New Year’s Eve scene, she remembered Campbell’s cowl.

“My husband had been a participant in the Kennedy Center Honors, and that year they honored Sean Connery,” she mentioned. “He got here residence and he mentioned to me, I heard a canopy of ‘Auld Lang Syne.’ This Scottish singer stood on the stage and sang it, and he mentioned it was essentially the most heartrending factor he’d ever [heard]. I can’t bear in mind how we one way or the other acquired our arms on that CD, [but] I used to be undone by that. I couldn’t recover from that. I mentioned to Michael, I need you to take heed to one thing and I don’t know that we will get it and I don’t know if it’s out there and I don’t know if it’s what you’re pondering, however I feel you could use this music in that sequence.

As King mentioned of his response, “She performed it for me and I used to be like, Oh yeah. It’s simply spectacular, as a result of it’s extra emotional than another model of ‘Auld Lang Syne.’ It’s not fairly as unhappy, it’s extra feminine. It is magical and mystical and emotional and peculiar, and it simply is so significantly better since you’ve by no means heard it earlier than.”

Sex and the City followers nonetheless speak in regards to the New Year’s Eve sequence’s use of “Auld Lang Syne.” They apparently have Sean Connery, Mairi Campbell, and Matthew Broderick to thank.

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