Chris Noth, who plays Carrie"s husband, John Preston -- aka Big -- looked suave and debonair in a black tuxedo. In the sequel, Big and Carrie are rumored to have marital problems. On the red carpet, Noth didn't really kiss and tell about the plot, saying the movie is about "grappling with the traditions." Noth said his character, who has been running from tradition, "now settles into [marriage]." He and Carrie "kind of miss each other," he said, and "their ability to think for themselves and not the way society wants them to."