People enjoy frank discussions. So say a couple of the “Sex and the City” girls who claim that plain folks walk right up to them on the street and ask them strange questions.
“Yes, there really was a title wave early,” recalls Kristin Davis, who reprises the role of Charlotte York in the movie that debuts Friday. “I remember Sarah (Jessica Parker) and I were at a restaurant or something one time, and this group of women -- maybe 10 of them -- came up and were excited to find us together.
“They were like, ‘We’re the bridesmaids and our friend is getting married. For gifts she gave us all 'The Rabbit.' " Sarah Jessica didn’t even know what it was, oh my God! Literally, both of us, the most non-outgoing two of the group, were just like, ‘That’s great.’ What else can you say? They were so excited and it was adorable.”
Naturally, Kim Cattrall, aka Samantha Jones, certainly, ahem, the most “outgoing” of the “Sex” quartet, got even more descriptive during a recent round of New York-based interviews.
“Well, it started off sort of shocking and then it became sort of titillating and fantasy to talk to me about anything from thongs to vibrators,” Cattrall says with a sly smile. “But, that was the least of it."
“Fellatio, how to control the taste of a man’s semen. I mean, I’m on a date, you know, and I just really have to say that that was a difficult period. During the four years (on HBO cable), it eventually kind of calmed down."
“I mean, I’m at the fish counter at Cinderella’s and this guy comes up to me and says, ‘You know, I just have to thank you. Thank you so much. There’s no way that I could have really broached the subject (of talking) about sex with my daughter without your help. Thank you again.’ "
“I’m like, ‘I gotta go. Just give me the clams and let me get out of here.’ "
“At the same time,” Cattrall concludes, “when the movie was being filmed and there’s like 300 people off the sidewalk and they’re screaming your character’s name or (costume designer) Pat Fields’ name and the name of (writer/director) Michael Patrick King – they know people who aren’t even on camera. I mean, if that comes with it, it’s not a big problem. It makes a nice anecdote.”
Speaking of fish, look for Cattrall’s sure-to-be-talked-about sushi scene. It’s one of the few memorable moments in a movie not nearly as edgy as the classic TV series usually was.
John M. Urbancich
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