No Sex and the City reunion would be complete without Mr. Big himself! Chris Noth is reprising his role as Carrie's on-again, off-again love interest.
When Chris was asked to be in the film, he says the decision was a no-brainer. "It's the best job on earth," he says. "You just knew you were going to do something special and it was going to be fun."
Living in New York City to work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Chris says he's often recognized and causes quite a stir when Sex and the City tour buses pass him on the street. "What's great is I feel like we're all kind of a part of New York—we're part of its history now," he says.
It's the question many women are curious about—is Chris anything like his on-screen persona? "Every character you play, you're playing him. So it's a question of what parts of yourself you're using," Chris says. "I feel he's a lot more self-edited than me. … There is a reserve about him that I think a part of me shares."
Cynthia says Chris is silly like Big, and Kristin says he brings a Big-like alpha-male quality to the set. "Chris is very, very male in the best possible way," she says.
That's a result of filming Sex and the City and Law & Order at the same time, Chris jokes. "It was from penthouse to body bags. I would go to these wonderful sets and [have] this great time," he says. "But the environment was a little different when we were in the South Bronx or in a real prison."
Still, Sarah Jessica says there are some major differences between Chris and the character he plays. "The best quality about Chris that distinguishes him from Big is that he is not withholding," she says. "He is in the moment. He is desperate to learn. He's desperate to fight for the best work that can be done. He's strong, and he's collaborative."
He plays a suave New Yorker on the big screen and a gritty detective on television, but Chris's favorite role is off-screen—as a new dad! In January 2008, Chris and actress Tara Wilson welcomed their son, Orion Christopher, into the world.
Chris and Tara named their son after the warrior constellation, and Chris says he's already a fighter. When Tara found out she was pregnant, doctors couldn't initially find a heartbeat. "They basically said, 'You're not going to have this baby. You're going to have a miscarriage,'" Chris says. "She went home and talked to the baby all night long, and the next day, [there was a] heartbeat. They said, 'You're having that baby.' So he's a warrior the way I look at it."
Patrick Roy, 2006 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame