I’ve Never Felt Imprisoned By Carrie Bradshaw, Says SATC Author Candace Bushnell

Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell has revealed that she’s not *quite* over Carrie Bradshaw yet.

Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell has revealed that she’s not *quite* over Carrie Bradshaw yet.

Yes, almost 20 years since she first wrote the New York Observer dating column that sparked the book, film and TV phenomenon, she still gets asked about Carrie all the time. Although, she says, she’s never felt ‘imprisoned’ by her creation.

In her new novel Killing Monica, Candace writes about an author who is sick of writing about her best-selling character over and over again (sound familiar?) – but she insists this one’s all fiction.

‘I took my life as a stepping off point but the reality is that I’ve never felt imprisoned by Carrie Bradshaw,’ she told The Telegraph. ‘In fact I’m the one who is always guilty of wanting more Carrie Bradshaw. And I’ve written so many books that weren’t about Carrie, three of which were also turned into TV series.’

Revealing some fabulous similarities between her younger self and Carrie, Candace explains she too ‘wore outrageous clothes and was always partying.’


‘I can’t tell you how many times I found myself writing the Sex And The City column at 4am, while all my friends were still clubbing,’ she says. ‘To me Carrie Bradshaw is every girl, whereas Monica is The Girl: nothing bad ever happens to her. She’s the perfect woman that looms over all of us.’

Acknowledging that inevitably some readers will draw parallels between her experiences as SATC’s author and those of the fictional author in her new book, Candace says that the key difference is that she has in fact been able to move on from Carrie.

‘Although Sex And The City was huge and fantastic, I feel like I’m going to do other huge things. In some ways, I feel like my career is just getting started, which is ridiculous. Or is it?’

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