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Sarah Jessica Parker nearly rejected SATC due to nudity

Sarah Jessica Parker nearly rejected SATC due to nudity

Sarah Jessica Parker nearly turned down 'Sex and the City' because she was concerned about "nudity and language issues".

The 51-year-old actress is now best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series - which aired from 1998 to 2004 - but she almost didn't portray the newspaper columnist because she was worried about flashing too much flesh and being understood.

In an extract from James Andrew Miller's new book 'Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists' obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, she wrote: "He [her agent Kevin Huvane] called me up and said, 'Darren Star reached out to me.

"'He's written this pilot [Sex and the City] and tells me he wrote it with you in mind - you were in his head when he was writing it. I'm going to send it to you. I've read it. I think it's really good. You should meet with him.' "

"And I said, 'Really? I feel like I've got it all right now. I can do a play, then do a movie, then do a play, then do a movie. There's a lot of flexibility. What could be better? Do I really want to go back to making a television series when I'm maybe held hostage signing a long-term contract?'

"I met with Darren, and there were a couple of concerns that I had -- like I really wasn't keen on doing nudity and language issues -- but Kevin continued to say to me, 'This is different. You have never done anything like this before. No one's ever done a part like this. Do this.' "

The star was so close to Kevin she even used to stay at his house when she needed to be in Los Angeles for work.

She added: "I'm Kevin Huvane's oldest client. I'm not his oldest client, but I am his longest-term client. We've been together for 30 years and grew up in the business alongside each other.

"We lived together in New York. When I had to be in L.A. for work, Kevin said to me, 'Live at my apartment!' "