'Sex and the City 2' stars brave bad press for British premiere
Friday 28 May 2010
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her fellow stars from "Sex and the City 2" braved bad press reviews to step out Thursday for the movie's British premiere.
Parker, who reprises her role as New York columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the sequel, walked down the red carpet in London's Leicester Square in a dress by late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
She was joined by Kim Cattrall, who plays publicist Samantha Jones, Cynthia Jones, who portrays Miranda Hobbes, and Kristin Davis, whose character is Charlotte York Goldenblatt.
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue was among other stars attending the premiere.
The latest installment of the saga, released in British cinemas Friday, sees the foursome swap the metropolis of New York for the dry deserts of Abu Dhabi, in scenes which were shot in Morocco.
The movie had its world premiere in New York on Monday.
"It was wonderful. We had the best experiences we have ever had - we lived together, ate together, even slept on couches together," said Parker at Thursday's premiere.
Despite much of the film taking place outside the Big Apple, she insisted the city still played a central role.
"The heart of the movie remains New York," she told the BBC.
She also paid tribute to McQueen, one of the world's most high-profile designers, who committed suicide in February.
"There's only one person I could have worn tonight and that was Alexander McQueen. Lee, this is for you. I miss you very much," she said.
While the television series "Sex and the City" was hugely popular, the latest film has disappointed the majority of critics.
Britain's Times newspaper said: "Sadly this sequel is not 'Sex and the City' - it is 'Menopause in the Desert,' and a waste of four great characters."
The New York Times was also unimpressed, saying: "Your watch will tell you that a shade less than two and a half hours have elapsed, but you may be shocked at just how much older you feel when the whole thing is over."
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