After Sex and the City 2, there was only one thing most fans had on their minds: a potential Sex and the City 3. After finding out what the final entry in the series most likely would have contained, however, many are glad it never came to fruition.
On a recent episode of the podcast Origins, host James Andrew Miller spoke with many of the former cast members of SOTC and asked why the rumored third movie never materialized. Apparently, cast member Kim Cattrall was reluctant to reprise her role because Sarah Jessica Parker’s character wouldn’t have a lot of time to socialize with her friends. What was she going to be busy with? Oh, just dealing with the death of Mr. Big.
You read that right. According to Miller, who hinted that he’d read a draft of the third movie’s script, Mr. Big would meet his end in his bathroom near the beginning of the film:
“[The script] calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower relatively early in the movie.”
Glad they didn't make that movie!
— TinaBW (@tinabeenaw) November 20, 2018
Not only would Big’s death be a huge blow to fans everywhere, it would also move the movie away from the relationships between the show’s core ensemble, which Cattrall wasn’t a fan of:
“They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”
— Scaughts (@Scaughts1) November 20, 2018
Chris Noth, the actor who played Mr. Big, actually didn’t have much of a problem with his character’s exit from the mortal plane, however. He said on the podcast:
“I really hate the corny stuff, that could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. I heard [the third film] was really a superior script, probably from having learned from, not the first two, but at least the second one.”
— Fashionista Philly (@Fashionistaphil) November 20, 2018
While Noth may have been looking forward to his death scene, fans were pleased to know they wouldn’t have to see it:
Harsh! She chases the man for 10 years, finally gets married and then they kill him off
— Ree (@AngelicSlayer18) November 20, 2018
— Michele (@lattes4tacos) November 20, 2018
I’m happy this movie was never made now that I know that Mr. Bog was supposed to die. They killed McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy and I never watched it again.
— Danielle (@Danielle1239) November 20, 2018
There were, of course, a few fans who thought the death of Carrie’s beloved Mr. Big would actually be…good?!
They could fix this by Samantha dying (from her cancer or something else) and about how the death of a friend brings the other girls closer in trying to fill the void. It would actually make a great return to form.
— Chris Upshaw (@movie_whore) November 21, 2018
Shoulda done it
— E (@ezepeze11) November 21, 2018
To true Big fans, there’s only one way to react to claims like that:
Fortunately, in our hearts, Mr. Big lives on forever and there will never be a #SATC3 to show us otherwise.