In Touch: ‘Sex & the City 2’ secrets revealed (no spoilers)


Photoshop much? Sarah Jessica Parker looks cross-eyed on this cover. Anyway, In Touch Weekly’s cover story promises reveal to “SECRETS” of Sex and the City 2, but the part of the cover story already released is just a hodge-podge of stuff we’ve already covered. Like the issue of Sarah Jessica Parker leaving her newborn twins at home while she filmed in Morocco and went shopping in London for two months. SJP already discussed that in her Vogue profile (“I haven’t seen my daughters for almost two months, with the exception of Skype, and I have to tell you. I never felt like this.”) and in a short interview with Star Magazine (“I have enormous regrets about that. They couldn’t travel at the time, because they were too young to get the right shots.”). ITW did get this new admission from SJP: that she “came close to walking off the set and flying home.” Of course, she did not. And thus, Sex and the City 2.

While her son James was able to fly out and visit her, there were too many health concerns for Sarah Jessica Parker to risk bringing her newborn twin daughters to the set of Sex and the City 2 — and she missed them terribly.

“I never felt like this,” she admits. SJP also tells In Touch exclusively that she really “felt the mother-to-child connection.”

Confessing that she had serious regrets about signing on to do the film, Sarah Jessica came close to walking off the set and flying home — but she opted to stay.

She had good reason. An executive producer — and a Type-A one at that — Sarah Jessica felt like she had a major stake in the movie. She claims she oversaw “every detail, every atom” of SATC2 — and insiders say she isn’t kidding. One SATC2 source says that Sarah Jessica got so involved in the filming, she even helped with some of the wardrobe changes.

And another set insider tells In Touch, “She knew everybody’s name on the crew, even before they all knew each other’s names. She’s a sweetheart, but she’s also a producer and she’s tough as nails.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

I believe she’s probably a great producer for the films, although I do think she passively-aggressively made the first film all about Carrie and her issues rather than giving all of the women full character development. And Sex and the City 2 looks like more of the same – more Carrie bullsh-t.

Speaking of, SATC’s epic costume designer Patricia Fields spoke about SJP/Carrie’s crazy fashion in a new interview, and if Fields climbs any further up SJP’s ass, she’ll be coming out of her nose. Patricia said: “Sarah moves so beautifully. She has a physical and mental grace, so when you put something on her it looks great because she moves so well. When someone is graceful, you can put a gorgeous dress on them – but if they move clumsily; it’s not going to look good. When Sarah walks, her feet don’t touch the ground. She could twirl mid-air… I love all of Carrie’s trends but I don’t like them when everybody’s wearing them and it becomes the only thing to wear, like gladiator shoes. I love them, but they became too common.”

Here’s some of SJP/Carrie’s graceful visage, from the SATC set (and one of Kim Cattrall):

Sex And The City 2 Flashes Back In Time!

Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off Her Sexy Style In the City!

Sarah Jessica Parker Has a Date With Dior in Sex in the City 2!

The Cast Of Sex And The City 2 Is Finally Complete!

Kim Cattrell wears an 80s ensemble on the set of Sex and the City 2 in New York

In Touch Weekly cover courtesy of ITW online.

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  1. HaphazardStudiousity says:

    “Here’s some of SJP/Carrie’s graceful visage, from the SATC set (and one of Kim Cattrall):”

    And Kristin Davis!! 🙂

  2. LindyLou says:

    This cover isn’t as ridiculously photoshopped as that last one but it’s still bad. I hate to say this but these women are looking too old to be running around in these costumes pretending to be 20 years younger than they are. It looks silly IMO.

  3. zen says:

    SJP smokes?!?
    I doubt she would be on so many covers if it wasnt for the magic of photoshop.
    I dont see why they cover her so much more than the other girls.

  4. canadianchick says:

    I think I might do my hair 80’s style today as a shout out to Samantha. Wassup with Charlotte”s frumpy pink dress?

  5. Tia C says:

    SJP has the hands of a 90 year-old woman! WTF?! How does that happen? Que fea.

  6. A.K.A says:

    SATC is about Carrie Bradshaw.She writes the articles and she tells the stories, she always narrates : be it the series and movie. For me it’s natural that we see more of her life than the others since it all started out with her. We are looking at things from her point of view. If SATC was meant to tell the story of each of them equally, they wouldn’t have based the stories on Carrie’s atricles nor have her narrate.Just my opinion.

  7. Bee says:

    I may be alone here, but I’ve never been a big fan of Patrica Fields “style.” I especially hated the way she dressed SJP on Sex and the City. I usually altered between amazement, horror, and copious laughter while looking at some of SJP’s getups on that show.

  8. Johanna says:

    Why did they make a SATC 2? The plot (or lack of one) seems stupid. Running around in the dessert in these crazy outfits & bumping into Aiden in Dubai all while saying things like, “I dont think we’re in Kansas anymore” in her exaggerated voice. Seriously, WTF?!

    Off topic: that link of Scarlett Johansson going to the gym deserves it’s own story. Somebody on Celebitchy wrote a story about her claiming she never goes to the gym & that she’s God’s gift to us ordinary folks or something like that.

  9. Laurie says:

    SJP’s hands look worse than my 90 year old grandmother!

  10. Stella says:

    I don’t think SJP smokes in real life but her character was a big smoker… not sure if her character eventually quit… I stopped watching after my friends stopped forcing it down my throat in college… I never understood the appeal of this show or how all of these women aren’t dead from AIDs.

  11. Eden says:

    SJP looks very soft and pretty in the checked shirt and newspaper dress pictures..huge difference from that scary skinny harsh face that we’ve been looking at lately.
    But…I agree with Tia C about the hands. They really do look like a 90 year old lady’s. Can’t you get laser treatments on the skin to improve that??

  12. Jasmin says:

    SJP has scary man hands in everyone of those pictures. Soooo gross, I can barely notice what she’s wearing.

    Someone get a sammich!

  13. Bobby the K says:

    “Hey Carrie is that Clark Gable on your vagina or are you just glad to see me?”

  14. Juice in LA says:

    HA the photos of the 80s flashback are hilarious. I had dejectedly decided I would not be going to see this, because as you said it looks like more carrie-centric BS, not enough of the other girls.

    The Samantha photo cracks me up sooo much!!! I used it as a facebook profile last fall when the first stills came out and my mom posted to my wall: “MY GOD WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR, YOU LOOK LIKE A TRANNY!”

    good times.

  15. Juice in LA says:

    Ahh @Johanna- that was me- I wrote that Scarlett played a yoga instructor in “Hes not that into you” and she was fat in the role and had no flexibility. Its true.

    I didn’t say anything about gods gift or whatever- I just didn’t like seeing a mushy chunky girl pawned off as a alluring yoga instructor who steals husbands.

    Whether she is in shape now or not, I can’t say and prolly don’t care.

  16. Tia C says:

    @ Eden: I just googled and found that plastic surgery for hands is called “hand rejuvenation.” SJP needs to get her some o’ that – STAT!!

  17. Nanea says:

    SJP is “moving gracefully”?

    In what parallel universe did Patricia Fields see her do that?

    One more reason to skip SATC2, one other being the absence of style in the costume department.

  18. Ellen says:

    you know what? it’s pretty cruel to make fun of SJP’s hands. I know this is a celebrity blog, but come on, people!

  19. johanna says:

    @ LA
    I have no idea what you’re talking about & I sure as hell was not referring to you so stop taking credit where it’s not due. I was talking about one of the writers on Celebitchy wrote a story about Scar Jo bragging she never worked out & she was naturally thin which they & I called bs!

  20. Crash2GO2 says:

    I don’t know why everyone would be surprised to hear the SJP moves gracefully. She was with the NYC ballet after all.

    She can’t help her hands, and since it’s not a skin issue, hand ‘rejuvination’ wouldn’t help. They are just very veiny.

  21. Hautie says:

    “I may be alone here, but I’ve never been a big fan of Patrica Fields “style.” I especially hated the way she dressed SJP on Sex and the City. I usually altered between amazement, horror, and copious laughter while looking at some of SJP’s getups on that show.”


    Oh thank goodness I am not the only one.

    I always thought Patricia Fields was just playing a cruel joke on SJP putting her in all those truly awful outfits. Then I got a good look at Patricia Fields and realize she just has horrible taste. And mostly likely legally blind.

    Yet, all the other girls looked cute. Kim C. and Kristin D. always looked incredible. Even the men looked great.

    SJP looked like she got dressed in the dark, using clothes from the throw away bin at Goodwill.

  22. Kali says:

    All of SATC has been about Carrie. Carrie was a terrible friend and a huge drama queen – I know, that’s not a breaking news bulletin. I agree with the previous posters that all of the SATC ladies are too old to be trying to do flashback scenes to the 80s.

    SJP smokes in real life. I saw an interview with her where she was asked about smoking. She tried to dodge the question and eventually said that her lawyer had instructed her not to answer it.

  23. jover says:

    22 Really SJP can’t even answer a simple question re smoking without having her lawyer present. Can’t these celebs do anything spontaneous and without their pr/management/publicist/agent/lawyers guidance?

  24. alexandra says:

    I don’t get it, with all the haters here. Who the F*ck watched the show? I love Sex and the City the show. Am I the only one who is annoyed by Charlotte’s screeching screams?

  25. Camille says:

    All I can see here is gristle!

  26. Bee says:

    @Hautie I used to wonder if Pat Fields secretly hated SJP because she looked so awful. But, I think because all the other ladies had such defined personalities (Charlotte was the conservative one, Miranda was the neurotic one, and Samantha was the sexy one)that they had to be dressed based on their characters. Therefore, Patricia had to excercise all her crazy fashion fantasies on Carrie’s every woman character. You were never going to see demure Charlotte in a tube top and ruffled miniskirt, with a gigantic face eating flower on her head. So SJP’s Carrie had to take the fall.

  27. Ana says:

    I liked some of the clothes. I love the white dress in the pictures above with that beautiful necklace.
    There was also an episode with Berger where Carrie wore a cherry top and suspenders. I loved it. Could never pull it off but I liked it on her. I also loved a lot of the clothes she wore in Paris.

    The character of Carrie smoked for several seasons. Eventually she met Aidan who wanted her to quit so she did. There were a few episodes that revolved around it. She wanted to be with him so she tried to quit. Then she started hiding it from him, and eventually had to realize she needed to quit for herself.I’m not sure if SJP smokes but I’ve always thought she did.

  28. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    Umm? Team Aidan? Anyone care, no? not really? me neither?

    They probably stuck him in the trailer so that we’d all gasp and go “Aidan’s back! Must watch!”
    We’ll buy tickets only to find out he’s been cast as an Abu Dhabi mirage…..

    But seriously..I have to say I lost interest in Carrie and her shennanigans after she ended up with Mr.Big… but sort of kept watching out of prurience.
    It was like the moral of the whole series came down to “if a man treats you like shit, and constantly lets you down, hang in there, because if it’s ‘meant to be’ he’ll realise you’re worth it and then be good to you.. and then he’ll come get you when he’s ready… even if you’re in Paris..Yaaay!!”

    I just saw the trailer for this and kind of went off on a mental rant:

    “WTF kind of message does this show send to women? Is this man going to treat her better THIS time around? Oh, he came to Paris? Oh, ok take him back. Oh he ditched you at your wedding? Oh ok, he has issues, be understanding, he’ll come back, don’t worry! See? now you can get married in a Registry Office and he wont get scared! Awesome! Maybe in Season 2 he’ll be better? Oh? What? He ran away with the Amira of Abu Dhabi? No problem. He’ll be back when he realises she’s too much work.. In the meantime, take your sidekicks to the Abu Dhabi market place and get a Carrie necklace that spells from Right to Left? How cool is that? Aren’t girlfriends awesome? Now girls, all link arms and walk away to “You’ve Got the Love”…

  29. Bee says:

    @endoplasmic ridiculum Team Aiden here! I was so angry when she went back to Big again and again. He treated her like trash throughout the entire series. The ONLY reason I will be watching Sex and the City 2 is because John Corbett’s Aidan is in it. Just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in.

  30. coucou says:

    @Bee’s “Just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in,” i love it!

  31. Kay says:

    HELP!! CONFUSED on what night to go out with the girls!

    I hate that the show is going to be released on a Thursday!!! Last time it was on a Friday and that meant we all were going out and getting alll dressed up… everyone in the whole theatre was all dolled up.. but do we do our event night out Thursday or Friday???


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