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Sex and the City Creator Darren Star Wasn’t a Fan of the Show’s Last Episodes
Carrie should have ended Sex and the City single. That’s what Darren Star — the creator of SATC, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place among countless other shows — said in an interview for Kindle Singles, claiming that he didn’t have creative control over the way the show ended and that it became a more “conventional romantic comedy.”
“For me, in a way – and I didn’t [write] those last episodes – if you’re empowering other people to write and produce your show, you can’t…say certain things,” Star said. “At a certain point, you’ve got to let them follow their vision. … But I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage. Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”
“At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy,” he added. “But unless you’re there to write every episode, you’re not going to get the ending you want.”
Star also made some shocking casting confessions. If Sarah Jessica Parker had dropped out of playing Carrie, then Girlfriends Guide to Divorce star Lisa Edelstein was the back-up choice. And Samantha was originally cast with actress Lou Thornton, not Kim Cattrall. Can you imagine how different the show would have been?