- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: New York's most famous female quartet return
- Date: 14th May 2008
- Summary: KIM CATTRALL, WHO PLAYS SAMANTHA, ARRIVING AND KISSING MICHAEL PATRICK KING, WRITER/DIRECTOR OF SERIES/MOVIE, ON CHEEK CATTRALL TALKING TO MEDIA
- Embargoed: 29th May 2008 13:00
- Location: United Kingdom
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA4W5DUJ9YZYT7EV1F9ZECMQQQS
- Story Text: It's been four years since television audiences have seen Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Now they are back and bigger than ever -- the 'Sex and the City' TV stars took to the big screen on Monday (May 12) with the world premiere in London of their tales of love and high fashion in New York.
Proving the show's popularity hasn't faded, the stars were greeted by hordes of screaming fans in London's Leicester Square where Sarah Jessica Parker said she was overwhelmed.
"I wouldn't expect this ever, regardless of what country we found ourselves in," she said of the female dominated crowd. "This is really remarkable and thrilling."
Kim Cattrall, who plays the saucy Samantha, was similarly amazed by the turnout.
"You know, it's incredible, we went off the air four years ago and instead of our fan base shrinking, it's quadrupled. And all of these women coming out tonight to say hello, it's thrilling, it really is. I'm so excited," she said.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie and is also a producer of the film, said she had been working on the project for 2-1/2 years.
The film takes off four years on from where the hit series left the sassy singletons, who were so blatantly honest in their desire to have "sex like men" but also lusted as much for a new pair of Manolo Blahnik heels as they did for the perfect beau.
For Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda, returning to familiar ground after four years came naturally.
"It feels great - it does feel like home. It feels like you go back to your home and it's been refurbished and it's even bigger and brighter and sunnier than before," she said.
Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte, said she was tired of hearing endless gossip that the quartet of stars did not get along on the film set.
She said they had remained friends, both on and off the set.
"We were not apart. We were only apart publicly, we weren't apart privately, so it's been great," she told Reuters.
The film takes off from where the TV series ended.
Carrie is still working out of her Upper East Side apartment, but now she is a contributing editor to Vogue and is working on her fourth book.
Charlotte is living out her dream on Park Avenue and Samantha has followed her actor boyfriend to Los Angeles.
Miranda is still in Brooklyn, missing Manhattan, and is grappling with the demands of motherhood.
Chris Noth is back as Carrie's love interest Mr. Big, and actress Candice Bergen also returns as Carrie's editor Enid Frick at Vogue.
The hit series that premiered on HBO in 1998, ran for six seasons and earned 50 Emmy nods and 8 Golden Globes.
'Sex and the City: the Movie' premieres in London cinemas on May
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