Greetings SATC fans! Can you believe that it’s just one month until May 27 when the Sex and the City movie sequel hits theaters worldwide? In fact, tickets have already gone on sale at Regal Cinemas across the country! And should anyone doubt that SATC 2 is going to be a huge hit, industry sources are saying that tickets for the SATC movie sequel are already outselling other movies that are just days away from release.
Sex and the City Movie Sequel (SATC 2) Already a Big Hit!
The article 'Sex and the City 2' tickets already a hot item, in The Hollywood Reporter quotes Fandango spokesperson Harry Medved saying: “It was nearly 20% of our daily sales when it first went on sale, outpacing (new box office champ) ‘Kick-Ass,’ which was 17% of sales.” Talk about impressive! It’s clear that audiences can’t get enough of our fabulous foursome -- Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis). Have you gotten your tickets yet? I’m thinking that I should do it now before opening night sells out.
New SATC 2 Movie Poster and Extended SATC 2 Movie Trailer Hit the Web
Until then though, Warner Brothers Entertainment and New Line Cinema are doing their best to help ease the wait. They’ve released an all-new SATC movie sequel poster and an extended SATC 2 movie trailer which will definitely ramp up excitement for what is sure to be another blockbuster.
In the new SATC movie sequel poster, shown above and at AccessHollywood.com, Sarah Jessica Parker sashays across the desert dunes in a flowing exotic print dress and sky-high strappy sandals. And in a cool graphic treatment, our SATC heroine is holding a pair of Chanel Dance Mask sunglasses which offer a reflection of the New York City skyline. What a stylish way to incorporate the two SATC movie sequel locations into one image! Although I liked the original poster of SJP in the now-famous White Halston Heritage V-neck dress, Gold Christian Louboutin heels and Gold Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm sunglasses (see “Sex and the City Move 2: The Fashion” in our January update, this new SATC 2 poster is definitely my favorite. SJP looks positively radiant, and there’s just something so ethereal about the whole image. Maybe it’s the glistening sand of the desert background or perhaps it’s the delicate, airy feel of the chic fashion. Whatever it is, I love it!
Even more exciting than the new SATC 2 movie poster, however, is the release of an all-new extended SATC movie sequel trailer! In addition to a bit more focus on Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, it gives us our first peek of the much hyped cameos by Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus and Liza Minnelli along with confirmation that last Fall’s location shoot in Morocco was indeed meant to substitute for Abu Dhabi. As we reported in our August update (see Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: No ‘Sex’ for Dubai:), plans to film part of the SATC movie sequel in Dubai were scrapped when negotiations with United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities fell through. However, we now know for sure that, despite filming in Morocco, plans to depict part of the film in Abu Dhabi remained in tact. As Samantha puts it, “One week in Abu Dhabi, all expenses paid, for all four of us.” And it’s clear from the trailer that a lot is going to happen during that one week!
Sex and the City Movie Sequel (SATC 2) Aidan is Back!
But the biggest buzz coming out of the extended SATC movie sequel trailer is the return of John Corbett as Aidan Shaw. Although the 48 year-old actor had denied any involvement in the SATC movie sequel during an interview with Access Hollywood back in January (see John Corbett Shoots Down ‘Sex And The City 2’ Rumors, Says He Wasn’t In Morocco), Corbett has since admitted that Carrie Bradshaw’s ex will indeed be back on the big screen when SATC 2 hits theaters in May. Ellen Degeneres was the first to get the inside scoop on Aidan’s return when Corbett appeared on her talk show, Ellen, in late March. Recapping the interview, AccessHollywood.com (see: John Corbett Admits Aiden Shaw Is In ‘Sex And The City 2’) quoted Corbett:
These rumors started about seven months ago because somebody took a picture of me in Morocco and I felt really bad because for the last six months every time somebody said, ‘Are you in this movie?’ I had to lie about it,” he said. “I just found out I'm going to be in the trailer, so I get to break the news on your show that Aidan gets to come back to Sex and the City.
As for whether Aidan and Carrie might rekindle their romance, Corbett hints that it’s a possibility. According to USweekly.com (John Corbett on SATC 2: Carrie Could Have Affair With Aidan), the actor fueled speculation during an April 19 radio interview for On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Speaking about the state of Carrie’s relationship with Big, he says, “It doesn't seem like things are going that well in that marriage.” And when asked by Seacrest whether Carrie and Aidan could hypothetically hook up again, Corbett replied, “Oh yeah! Of course! There's always that vibe.” Wow. The return of Aidan brings so many possibilities. I’m counting the days until May 27 when the SATC movie sequel opens and we can see where this love triangle goes!
Sex and the City Movie Sequel (SATC 2) Parker Power: SJP in Vogue
If you haven’t already rushed to the newsstand to pick up the May issue of Vogue, rest assured that it doesn’t disappoint. The special “Great American Women” issue features Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover, looking stunning in an Azure Calvin Klein Collection silk front-pleat dress ($1,995), Fred Leighton 19th century Diamond pendant earrings ($225,000) and a Fred Leighton Art Deco Diamond and Onyx bracelet ($750,000 for a pair).
In preparation for the 10-page profile piece on SJP, Vogue contributing editor Vicki Woods conducted numerous interviews with Parker over the past year. Appropriately titled, “Parker Power,” the article describes SJP’s status as a “phenomenally influential force (and driver of merchandise) in terms of culture, fashion, style, and beauty for vast numbers of women in their 20s and up” while giving readers insight into the down-to-earth wife, mother and, as SATC writer-director Michael Patrick King puts it, ‘star next door,’ who so many of us have come to admire.
Discussing the aging of the SATC women including her alter-ego, Carrie Bradshaw, Parker said,
“We’re still playing—uh, I don’t know how old Carrie is! Is she about 42 now? I think Carrie’s younger than I (Parker is 45), and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she’s 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically.”
And as for the ongoing tabloid-fueled rumors of tension on the set? SJP attempts to put them to rest yet again.
“We four women, despite I guess what a lot of people hope, have never been better. This movie—and maybe it’s because we actually lived together—it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”
The perfect complement to the article, Vogue.com (Sarah Jessica Parker) has posted a fabulous three-minute video which offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sarah Jessica’s May cover shoot with famed fashion photographer Mario Testino. The two-day shoot took place at The Beacon in Jersey City, described by the NYPost.com (Sarah Jessica Parker's wintry bikini?) as a “historically restored luxury residential development known, according to its promoters, for ‘soaring loft spaces, art-deco grandeur and million-dollar views of the Manhattan skyline.’”
Take a peek at the video diary and check out the exquisite still image of SJP (at the 0:42 second mark) wearing a Dior Haute Couture Blush-and-Claret silk strapless dress which was flown from Paris to NYC specifically for the shoot. It is simply breathtaking! But of course there’s more. Among the behind-the-scenes footage, we see shots of the style icon in a Lanvin Dusty-Rose cotton-and-silk strapless dress with a Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace; a Giambattista Valli silk-velvet jacquard bolero with grosgrain-ribbon trim and matching sleeveless dress; Chanel Lipstick-Red silk-faille dress with embellishment and bracelet paired with Fred Leighton earrings; and Vera Wang Butterscotch silk duchesse-satin dress with matching bolero.
Discussing her new role as president and chief creative officer of Halston Heritage, Parker told Woods that she did not make the decision lightly. Woods writes,
“They were very persuasive, she (Parker) says, although she gave them every possible excuse to walk away. She told them they were taking ‘a very untraditional route’ and that they'd be bludgeoned for it.”
But ultimately, she was persuaded. Says Parker,
“There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes…. It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no.”
I’m sure that SJP fans and Halston fans everywhere are thrilled that she didn’t! Are you looking forward to the debut of the Spring 2011 Halston Heritage collection, the first under Parker’s direction?
Between the incredible fashion, the exotic location, the celeb cameos and the return of Aidan, I’m more excited about the SATC movie sequel than ever! We’ll be back with another update before the big premiere in a few weeks! Until then, my fellow SATC fans!