Character in ‘Divorce’ different from ‘Sex And The City’

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Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker says her role in the upcoming show “Divorce” is very different from her part in “Sex And The City”.

Twelve years after “Sex And The City” went off air, Parker is returning to HBO for a new comedy, “Divorce”, written by “Catastrophe” co-creator Sharon Horgan, who executive produces it with Paul Simms.

While Carrie Bradshaw still looms large in popular culture, Parker insists that her new character – Frances — could not be further removed from her previous lovelorn heroine, reports variety.com.

“I don’t think that we actually talked a lot about trying to make her different, I think this story is different,” Parker said during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour here on Saturday.

“I was always interested in the story of marriage, and by virtue of that interest alone, it was automatically different. The only time we were cognizant of distinction was when we started talking about the wardrobe.

“I think Frances was so much her own person from the moment I read the pilot, she was so distinct from not only Carrie but any character I’ve ever played,” she said.

Of her return to television after several movies – including two “Sex And The City” spinoffs – Parker said: “It’s not unlike other things that you’ve spent a lot of time doing – it’s a muscle slightly atrophied and you have to remind it of the routine. The day to day was really familiar.

“The first season of a TV show, figuring out the language we all wanted to use and the tone, it reminded me how much I love television.

“I love the process, the schedule, the speed, the urgency, how important every detail is… it didn’t take long to feel natural again and very much where I wanted to be, with these people in particular.”

“Divorce” will premiere in October on HBO, and in India on Star World Premiere HD.

–IANS

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