Sarah Jessica Parker had to beg curators of The Smithsonian museum to return her Sex And The City character’s desk and laptop so she could use them in the forthcoming movie, reports.

The set accessories — used by Parker’s columnist character Carrie Bradshaw — were donated to the museum when the hit show’s run came to an end in 2004.

Parker reveals bosses at the institute were so reluctant to return them that it took a personal phone call from the star herself.

“After the series finale The Smithsonian called us to ask for the desk and laptop from the TV show. They only released it back (for use for the film) after I made several personal calls.” Parker said. “When it was suggested I use a replica because no one would know it was a replica, I said ‘I will know.’ We had to have that desk —as a writer, it’s an extension of you.”­