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Sure, Sarah Jessica Parker did some career-defining work as Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's "Sex in the City," but you would not believe how much she didn't want to do the show at first. Or maybe you would, I don't know. I'm not a mind-reader.

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But anyway, fellow thespian Seth Rudetsky just finished a production with Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and he's come home with some revelations from the lady herself that he's sharing over on Playbill.com. Chief among them is the lengths Parker went to to try to get out of her "Sex in the City" contract.

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"She was reluctant to do the pilot because she didn't really want to do a series. However, she loved the script so she filmed it and then forgot about it," Rudetsky writes. "Months later she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely." So, completely, then? "She tried various ways to get out of it including telling HBO that she would film three projects for free if they'd release her from her contract," he reveals. That's pretty severe, as far as negotiating tactics go.

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