Andy Cohen Says Sarah Jessica Parker Was "Horrified" By His Sex and the City Audition

The Watch What Happens Live host recalls trying to land a part on SATC! Plus, find out which role he didn't get

By Alyssa Ray Jul 22, 2020 2:00 PMTags
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Not even BFF Sarah Jessica Parker could land Andy Cohen a speaking role on Sex and the City.

In this exclusive clip from Quibi's The Andy Cohen Diaries, the Watch What Happens Live host recounts his attempt at landing a part on the hit HBO show.

"Years ago, I used to beg Sarah Jessica to let me run Sex and the City lines with her," the Bravo personality recalls. "I'd even finagled an audition for a party planner role on Sex and the City."

Unfortunately for Andy, his audition was unimpressive, to say the least.

"I'll never forget the looks of horror on Sarah Jessica and Hickey's faces when I tried to act out a scene for them," he continues. "I didn't get the part."

However, as eagle-eyed fans may have noticed, Andy did appear in two episodes of SATC. He adds, "I did play shirtless guy next to Carrie in gay bar in season 4 and Barneys shoe salesman in season 6."

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According to Andy, he hears about his performances from—"no one!"

This isn't the first time that Andy has reflected on his SATC cameos. In 2018, the late-night host shared a throwback shot of his season 4 appearance.

"You may know that I was a Barney's shoe salesman in the last season of #SATC but were you aware I appeared in Season 4 (I think) shirtless in a gay bar standing next to Carrie Bradshaw? (Sounds about right!!)" Andy wrote on Instagram. "The shot is cut out of the TV version and now only lives on DVD & Amazon. #TBT"

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Andy and Sarah Jessica have been friends for quite some time. Not only has the twosome attended the Met Gala together on several occasions, but the SATC leading lady even helped throw Andy's East Coast baby shower.

Never co-stars, but constant best friends.

Watch the whole thing on The Andy Cohen Diaries. You can download Quibi and catch the new episode here.

And, for other famous cameos on SATC, scroll through the images below!

Justin Theroux

In "The Monogamists" (season one), the actor's character gets flirty with Carrie after being introduced by Stanford. Jennifer Aniston's ex also pops up in "Shortcomings" (season two) as a fellow writer named Vaughn Wysel whose relationship with Carrie ultimately falls apart over performance problems in the bedroom. 

Jon Bon Jovi

Fresh off another breakup from Big, Carrie meets Seth Robinson—played by the rocker—in "Games People Play" (season two) in the waiting room of her therapist's office. Sparks fly over a playful game of Twister, but that's about at far as it goes for the pair. 

Alanis Morisette

The singer and Carrie lock lips during a game of Spin the Bottle in "Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl..." (season three). 

Andy Cohen

Sarah Jessica Parker's IRL bestie makes a cameo in "Let There Be Light" (season six) as a shoe salesman who helps in Carrie's quest to rid her footwear addiction. 

Matthew McConaughey

When the Oscar winner (playing himself in season three's "Escape From New York)" pitches an idea to play Big in the movie adaptation of Carrie's life, she is thoroughly weirded out and hightails it far, far away from Los Angeles. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

In season three's "Escape From New York," Carrie meets with Debbie, a film exec interested in turning her popular dating column into a movie. 

Bobby Cannavale

Oh, funky spunk...it's the stinky deal breaker that ultimately led Samantha to call things off with the actor in "Easy Come, Easy Go" (season nine). 

Bradley Cooper

In "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?" (season two), Carrie mistakenly poses for a New York Magazine cover titled "Single & Fabulous?" Upset, she seeks solace in the arms of Jake, played by Cooper, who makes a quick exit from their rendezvous when he spots Carrie's face on the mag. 

Lucy Liu

Samantha learns a valuable lesson in "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" (season four) when she attempts to jump the waitlist for a Birkin bag by using the actress' name. Oops! 

Will Arnett

The Arrested Development star lets his freak flag fly in "La Douleur Exquise!" (season two) when he plays Jack, a love interest of Miranda who enjoys having sex in public. All is well until it's revealed that Jack in fact lives at home with his mother, and the excitement fizzles. 

Vince Vaughn & Carrie Fisher

While vacationing in Los Angeles in "Sex and Another City" (season three), Carrie is introduced to Keith Travers (Vaughn), who says he's Matt Damon's agent. But things go south when Carrie finds out she actually slept in Carrie Fisher's home...because Keith was merely house sitting. 

Chandra Wilson

The Grey's Anatomy star makes a brief appearance in "Anchors Away" (season five) as a police officer who gets in a scuffle with Samantha over flyers. 

Alan Cumming

In "The Real Me" (season four), Carrie meets Alan's character Oscar, a designer who dresses the protagonist in a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble for a fashion show.  

David Duchovny

Carrie reconnects with her high school sweetheart Jeremy, played by The X: Files star, in "Boy, Interrupted" (season five). Their reunion was short-lived, as her former beau shared he's in a mental institution. 

Elizabeth Banks

Long before her Pitch Perfect days, the actress appeared in "Politically Erect" (season three) as the significant other of a politician who attends a fundraising party for Carrie's boyfriend.

Hugh Hefner

The late Playboy mogul makes a cameo as himself when the ladies attend a party at the Playboy mansion in "Sex and Another City" (season three). Color Samantha Jones elated. 

Geri Halliwell

The Spice Girls superstar made a blink-and-you-missed-it cameo in "Boy, Interrupted" (season six) as an acquaintance of Samantha who waves her exclusive Soho House pool access in her face. 

Jim Gaffigan

In season four's "Defining Moments," the comedian plays a New Yorker cartoonist named Doug who strikes up a seemingly normal romance with Miranda. Unfortunately, Doug likes to use the restroom with the door open, a major no-no for Cynthia Nixon's titular character. 

Jennifer Coolidge

The iconic Legally Blonde star plays Victoria, a friend who invites the women to a soiree at her home. The get-together turns out to be a purse party featuring her own designs, and the women don't have the heart to tell her she doesn't have a future in fashion. 

Kat Dennings

Long before the actress got her big break in Two Broke Girls, Kat Dennings landed her first role on SATC in "Hot Child in the City" (season three) as a teen who hires Samantha to do PR and book celebrity talent for her Bat Mitzvah.

Timothy Olyphant

A fling with the actor, who plays Sam in season one's "Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys," helps Carrie decide she much prefers dating older men after seeing his pigsty of a bachelor pad. 

Who was your favorite cameo on SATC? Be sure to let us know!