Sarah Jessica Parker Reacts to CW's 'Sex and the City' Prequel

5:48 PM PST 09/13/2011 by THR staff
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"The Carrie Diaries" is based on Candace Bushnell's book series, which follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school.

Sarah Jessica Parker says she's OK with the CW's plans to move forward with a Sex and the City prequel.

"I think it’s wonderful that people want to hear Carrie’s story, and I understand," the actress told Access Hollywood on Monday at the premiere of her new movie, I Don't Know How She Does It.

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As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, the CW decided to move forward with the project -- based on The Carrie Diaries, the book series written by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell that follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s -- after hearing the pitch Friday. Warner Bros. Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire will produce.

"[WBTV president] Peter Roth is smart and wonderful and funny, and I’m sure it will be in excellent hands,” said Parker, who is not involved in the CW project.

The second novel in Bushnell's series, Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Book, was published in April and revolves around Carrie’s first trip to New York. Both books have been big sellers, with Bushnell signing on this summer to pen two additional young adult novels.

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Parker starred in the original Sex and the City, which aired for six seasons on HBO, as well as the two movies. She also was an executive producer on the series and producer on both films.

Parker has said in recent interviews that she already knows what a story line for a third film would be, but there are no immediate plans to begin working on a threequel.

"I don't know of a movie in the imminent, or near, or even distant future," she said.

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Meanwhile, Parker hits theaters Friday in I Don't Know How She Does It, playinga fortysomething modern woman struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood and a high-pressure career. Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers and Olivia Munn co-star.

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