'Sex' Comes to Beginning of the End
"When we got back and were shooting our group photo, which we do at the beginning of every year, someone said, 'This is our last group photo,'" actress Kristin Davis, 36, who plays art dealer Charlotte York, tells the Associated Press. "I had to declare a moratorium: 'We can't talk about it every day. I'm not good with endings!'"
To deal with the effects of withdrawal, HBO (which, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner) plans to break up this last season into two stretches, commencing with 12 weekly episodes this Sunday, followed by eight more starting in January. Some sort of grand finale will be included in the final eight, says AP.
And the upcoming adventures of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte are being kept under tight wraps.
Davis, however, offered some clues as to her character's budding relationship with her lawyer-turned-lover Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler), who, when the series last ended, was madly in love with Charlotte though marriage was strictly out. (Charlotte, unlike the religious Harry, is not Jewish.)
The solution? Charlotte's religious conversion.
Should that seem way too New York-centric, Davis, recalling the show's growing popularity since it premiered in 1998, said: "I didn't think anybody in Iowa would care about these New York City women. The first season it was here. The second season, a little step up. Then the third season it went ker-BONG!
"People on the street went from shouting my character's name to shouting MY name."