But there were some memorable moments. Michael Patrick King saying he remembered me from the last time around, and then going on to talk about how Sex and the City 2 is kind of like a World Cup for women. Kim Cattrall (Samantha) talking about how she made menopause sexy, and Cynthia Nixon telling me that the opening scene of the gay wedding was personal for her because she and her fiance, Christine Marinoni, aren't able to get married in New York because it's not legal yet.
Chris Noth, who plays Big, wasn't as charming as the man we see on the screen, so that was a bit of a damper. But seeing the gorgeous Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis (Charlotte) in their dresses was fabulous. Shame, Kristin called me adorable because my feet couldn't touch the floor (even in heels I am still short!). She visits South Africa quite often, through her work as an Oxfam Ambassador. Chris, too, said he'd just come back from there and promised that the next film he shoots will be in Cape Town.
After the interviews, I got into the lift and the actor who plays Burger, one of Carrie's past loves, was standing there, holding his luggage. I was stunned for a moment because I forgot that his name was Ron Livingston and the last thing I wanted to do was call him "Burger." Nonetheless, he said he was in town for a movie awards ceremony, and it was just coincidental that his former flame (haha!) was upstairs.
The gals at the premiere in Leicester Square, London. SJP in Alexander McQueen in honour of her late friend
I've already been asked if there's going to be a Sex and the City 3, so I had to ask the question to Michael, but he says the storyline will determine that: "how to make something that's so familiar fresh". If there is another one fantastic. If not, I will continue to play the series on DVD, because that never gets old.