Lisa Edelstein Reveals She Almost Played Carrie Bradshaw On ‘Sex And The City’

Was Carrie Bradshaw almost a brunette? According to Lisa
Edelstein, yes!

The “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” star dropped a
“Sex and the City” bombshell on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live,
confirming to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she almost played the beloved Big
Apple heroine herself.

“It wasn’t a rumor,” the actress clarified.
“That actually happened.”

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When asked directly if “SATC” mastermind Darren
Star had approached her for the now-iconic role, Lisa revealed that the process
had actually gotten much further than that.

“Oh, yes,” she told Billy and Kit, explaining that
her deal was all ready to go – except for one detail. 

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“I was either going to do it or not. It all depended on
whether she said yes,” Lisa continued, referring to eventual star Sarah
Jessica Parker, who was mulling her own offer at the time.

“My contract was complete,” Lisa added. “I
was waiting.”

While the 49-year-old went on to star in the hit medical
drama “House” for seven seasons, in addition to appearances on other
critical darlings like “The West Wing,” she admitted that missing out
on “SATC” kept her from enjoying the show as a viewer.

“Yeah, I didn’t really watch it,” Lisa said of the HBO comedy. “It was too painful.”

However, she added, headlining the female-led
“Girlfriends’ Guide” – Bravo’s first scripted series – has given her
an opportunity to reflect on the experience with some perspective.

“I love the comparisons now,” she smiled.
“It’s sort of a funny thing, that when life comes around that way.”

— Erin Biglow

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