Sarah Jessica Parker reveals she still has Carrie Bradshaw's most prized possession
This week marks 14 years since the last Sex and The City episode aired, and I can't believe it's been that long either. The show, which forced Magnolia Bakery to hire a bouncer and taught women everywhere that it was okay to commit the unsightly crime of letting a bra strap show, chronicled the fictional lives of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, and boy do I miss them.
It seems Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the lead character, Carrie Bradshaw, is having trouble getting over the show too. As annoying as Carrie was a lot of the time, she was still great, and the fictional character was even named an "Icon of the Decade" by The Guardian in 2009 because she "did as much to shift the culture around certain women’s issues as real-life female groundbreakers."
Last year during an interview at Vulture Festival, Sarah spoke about her career and recalled fond memories of playing the character on the six-season show. In particular, she revealed that she was allowed to keep one prized possession to remember the show by. Was it her trusty laptop? Her beloved apartment? Nope, it was something much smaller and much more meaningful.
"I have the Carrie necklace still," Sarah revealed after being asked what she kept from the set. The crowd collectively ushered an "Awww", before she continued: "I love it and it’s tucked away somewhere safe."
The nameplate necklace, of course, is something Carrie takes with her when relocating to Paris with her Russian artist boyfriend. She famously loses the necklace, causing a minor freak out and a serious bout of homesickness for New York and her friends. "It costs like nothing, but it's priceless," she famously says, before finding the necklace again the next day in a hole in her purse.
Sarah revealed that this scene was one of her favourites of the whole series, although it came close to becoming a reality for her too. The actress panicked when she thought she lost the necklace after frantically searching for it to wear for one of the Sex and The City movies.
"I wish I could play that scene again, because now that I’ve lived through it, I’d do a much better job," she quipped. The 52-year-old said that it wasn't just the necklace she was allowed to keep, but basically Carrie's whole wardrobe too. And we know how big that is.
"We have probably 95 percent of the clothing archived. I have it all," she said. "I don’t touch it or wear it but all of that is really meaningful."
She has it all... but she doesn't wear it?! Hand it over girl, I know a lot of people who would love to take that tutu out for another spin.
But it seems that the Carrie necklace still holds the strongest spot in Sarah's heart. The original necklace that the actress still keeps came about thanks to Patricia Field, the show's costume designer. She still sells the necklaces through her NYC boutique.
Time to call the girls over for some Sex and The City reruns? I think so too...