Why Kristin Davis Really Can't Relate to Charlotte York

Sex and the City's Kristin Davis shared that she doesn't have any desire to get married, saying, "I was never focused on it. It was never a goal."

By Alyssa Morin Jul 13, 2023 8:49 PMTags
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For Kristin Davis, life does not imitate art.

The actress recently opened up about the key differences between her and her iconic Sex and the City character Charlotte York.

"We have very different lifestyles, you know?" Kristin said on the July 12 episode of The Home Edit founders Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin's Best Friend Energy podcast. "I'm not married, I have never been married. It's not my thing."

She continued, "I was never focused on it. It was never a goal, let's say."

Of course, this comes as a stark contrast to Charlotte's hopeless romantic persona on SATC and its spinoff series And Just Like That. And although Charlotte's first marriage failed, she did find her Mr. Right in Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler)—her divorce lawyer of all things.

While Kristin noted the "essence" of her personality is similar to her character's, playing up the marriage desires required skill.

"That took some acting," Kristin quipped, "let me tell you."

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One of the hardest aspects to portraying Charlotte, the 58-year-old admitted, was making it come across as natural to the audience.

"I would stress out on those days," Kristin confessed, "where I would have a paragraph on a page of all...the rules and the marriage. And oh my god, I would just be like, 'How am I going to do this and make it real and believable?'" 

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Ironically, Kristin's favorite moment to film on SATC was when Charlotte married her first husband, Dr. Trey MacDougal (Kyle MacLachlan).

"I loved my first wedding," the mom of two shared. "I'm not really a wedding girl but, you know, Charlotte loved it so I loved it."
Trying on bridal gowns for the episode also proved to be memorable. 
"I must have tried on 35 Vera Wang dresses," Kristin recalled. "The poof one won and it was just like such a weird thing because it's not my thing at all. Like I would never wear that dress if I did get married."
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And just like that, you now know how Kristin really feels about tying the knot. To see what her character is up to in the second season of the Max series, keep on scrolling.

Samantha's Back!

Kim Cattrall—who starred on all six seasons of Sex and the City and its two spin-off movies, but did not reprise her role for the first season of And Just Like That...—will make an appearance on the revival's second season, a rep for Max (formerly HBO Max) confirmed to New York Post on May 31.

A Rekindled Romance?

If you just couldn't help but wonder what's going on with Carrie and Aidan, this February 2022 photo of Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbett acting out a scene for season two might give you an idea.

The Return of Aidan

In August 2022, Deadline reported that John Corbett—who played Carrie's boyfriend Aidan on seasons three and four of Sex and the Citywould be returning for "a substantial, multi-episode arc" on season two. In January, Max officially confirmed Corbett's season two casting with first look photos.


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The Dress

In a Nov. 3 photo from the And Just Like That... set, Carrie was seen wearing her iconic Vivienne Westwood dress from her wedding to Mr. Big (Chris Noth) in the 2008 Sex and the City movie. 

Do we hear more wedding bells?

A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Charlotte's beloved dog Elizabeth Taylor was noticeably absent in season one, which left some fans befuddled. Charlotte did have a new bulldog named Richard Burton, but it didn't quite feel right that the legacy and impact of Elizabeth went unaddressed. 

In season two, a wrong appears to have been righted. In a Nov. 15 Instagram post, costumer designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago shared an oil painting of Elizabeth Taylor wearing a Burberry sweater, writing, "On charlotte's hallway wall."

Kristin Davis even commented, "My first baby."

May she rest in peace.

A Return to Joy

While season one of And Just Like That... was an undeniable nostalgia rush, it was a bit....bleak. An entire season centered around death and grief will do that.

However, the second season promises a breath of fresh air, at least according to Sarah Aubrey, Max's head of originals.

"What you're seeing this season is all of these characters embracing life," Aubrey told Variety Nov. 10. "It's a very joyful season and I think, in some ways, it feels like iconic Sex and the City episodes."

A Premiere Date

Season two will premiere on Max on June 22.

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Kim Cattrall attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2022.

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