Sure, Chris Noth WAS Mr. Big. But initially, creator/producer Darren Star had somebody else in mind…
For all you Sex and the City fans (and hey, just Darren Star fans in general), EW has a pretty rad interview with the guy, seeing as his TV experience spans 26 years and lots of hits (and duds). In any case, the interview reveals that another movie star was the person Darren was TRYING to get for the iconic Mr. Big role on SATC.
Who is it? Find out, after the jump!
Alec Baldwin as Mr. Big?
Star says: “I was thinking of Alec Baldwin for Big initially [in Sex and the City]. I don’t really watch Law & Order, but I met with Chris Noth and thought he was perfect. I remember the first table read, how good he was. I’m not saying that Chris was Mr. Big, but he brought a lot of his own persona to the role… We initially were thinking about Aidan Quinn for Aidan, but I think he wasn’t available. I loved John Corbett in Northern Exposure, and we were like, ‘Well, what’s John Corbett been up to?’ He just had the laconic, dudish vibe. But we kept ‘Aidan’ because we loved the name.”
There you have it!
Would you rather have watched Alec Baldwin or Chris Noth as Mr. Big? WEIGH IN BELOW!