Transcript for Sarah Jessica Parker Dishes on New Show 'Divorce' on 'GMA'
I know it's hard for all of you to believe it's been 12 years since we saw good-bye to Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the city" and now Sarah is back on HBO with a new comedy "Divorce." Let's take a look. You spent last Christmas fishing in Alaska. No, no, hang on a second. That's the only time of the year that the chinook salmon run in those Numbers and you said you didn't mind. I didn't mind. It was the best Christmas I have had in years. You're welcome. Welcome back. Thank you. I think one of the first things we'll learn about this, this is not Frances your character is not Carrie Bradshaw. No, she's I think it's important that she not be Carrie Bradshaw. Got to play that character for 12 sublime years written by extraordinary writers and telling a very specific story and so I want very much to find and feel I did find another woman who is equally as compelling, extremely different. Pretty complicated. Complicated. Her life choices have been radically different than Carrie's and I think it's a story no less appealing though it's very different. A less buoyant portrait of this city and environments but I think it's a story that relatable even if you don't identify. I think you can understand this particular kind of strife and combat. You had one big fan in our house last night. I was working so I didn't get to see the premiere. You had a good excuse. Ali said it's this great balance of funny and emotional and loved the music. The music is a character. The music is beautiful. But did say it rings so true with everything she's seen in her life in her friends all around. I'm so happy to hear that. That's how all this began about four years ago I went to my partner. We have a company at HBO and said, you know, I'm looking at all my friendships and they are -- for the most part people are in long-term committed relationships whether in the traditional sense or married. You know, and observing institution and everybody was at a different place in their relationship and I recognized that there are so many stories about the American marriage and the American commitment and probably true elsewhere. But we were focusing on life here at this time and, look, we know people who have contemplated divorce, survived divorce, didn't survive divorce, children making divorce that much more complex and painful. People that have contemplated affairs. Had affair, the marriage survived affairs despite, you know, the marriage didn't survive so I think these are all stories that are happening. Smart people making not great choices, you know. But meeting each other even when coming apart. This is the greatest discovery about divorce, no one for the most part equipped to divorce, right? We're not, I'm great at divorce because hopefully we don't do it and we do it once but what I discovered about divorce was that you need the other person to divorce. Like the whole idea of separating really requires you to actually hold like stand next to this person and try to reach consensus, be civilized but you are desperately in need of this other person which I find bizarre and challenging and maybes for great storytelling. Cannot wait to see it. All these fans can't wait to talk to you. Iffers time in the studio. I know. I feel I'm like -- Where is Brittany? Britain. Brittany. Hi, Brittany. Hi, Sarah. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. I have a question. Okay. What is your favorite set you've ever been on. Brittany, this set. I heard you guys are the best audience all week. That's what I heard on out outside. Amanda. Amanda. Hi, Sarah. Sfwlur's so close. Have you met brittaniy. I have. So my question is for you that you're so synonymous with new York City. What is your favorite part about the city? Ah, I think the memories that you can make. The things that still surprise me, the yet explored street corner, neighborhood. I'm in love with this city as much as I was the day I arrived. So many years ago. Long before you were born. But I think those of us who choose to live here are sort of involuntarily pulled towards the promise and sort of a lot of what we're feeling in this room is what the city gives us so I have endless memories and looking forward to more. We're feeling what you're giving us. Thank you for coming in.
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