Sarah Jessica Parker: Carrie Marrying Big Was Not A Betrayal To Single Girls

When Carrie Bradshaw married Mr Big, she got her happy ending – but not everyone was so happy for her.

When Carrie Bradshaw married Mr Big in the Sex And The City finale, she got her happy ending – but not everyone was so happy for her.

Tons of fans suggested that by marrying off Carrie, the ultimate single girl, the show had betrayed all the ‘rule-breaking’ single women it had ever set out to applaud. The series’ creator, Darren Star, even said that they had ‘ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage.’

But now Miss Carrie herself, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, has weighed in on the debate, revealing that she doesn’t consider the character’s marriage to be a sign of weakness, slaving to tradition or a defeat for womankind. In fact it’s a triumph.


‘As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted rather than a feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly,’ the actress told Yahoo Style.

‘I don’t think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her—it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own.’

On writer Darren’s comments SJP added, ‘the beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by. If that’s Darren’s feeling, I think it’s interesting.’

So where do you stand on the Carrie / Mr Big marriage debate? Did she betray single girls everywhere? Tell us what you think on Twitter @MarieClaireUK.

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