Sarah Jessica Parker was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and she talked about making the pilot for Sex and the City.
Parker was always working at the time, and she wanted to stay that way. When she was offered the role of Carrie Bradshaw, she shot the pilot for the then male centric HBO and forgot about it. Then one day, she got a call from the network telling her that they were picking up the show to series. She didn’t know if she still wanted to do it, until several people convinced her to do it.
She went to the set on Day One and never looked back. She loved the experience that truly made her star.
Imagine if she turned it down, Lisa Edelstein would’ve probably gotten the role that was technically hers.