Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals She Originally Didn't Want to Commit to Sex and the City

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It's hard to imagine anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw in the cult favorite HBO series Sex and the City, but the actress is now saying she once had her doubts about bringing the beloved shoe-crazed writer to life on the silver screen.

In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the actress revealed that while she's now almost synonymous with the charming New Yorker who was searching for love, she "completely forgot" about the show after filming the pilot and hesitated to take the part when HBO decided to pick up the series.

"I thought it was an interesting role and I loved the script, then I completely forgot about it because I went on to do a play or whatever," the 51-year-old told the host.

She added, "I don't know. I feel like the moment passed. Maybe I'm not so keen to commit ..."

Luckily for all of us and resulting pop culture, SJP changed her mind.

"I was foolish," the Divorce actress admitted to Jimmy Kimmel, saying "The people wisely talked me out of it. And I went to the set the first day and never looked back." Sex and the City would go on for a successful six-series run and made the star a household name.

Watch the interview above and see her talk about her new show, Divorce.

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