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‘Intercourse And The Metropolis’ Creator Candace Bushnell Says She And John Corbett Briefly Dated

As Aidan Shaw on “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” John Corbett proved to be a dreamy, if finally ill-fated, match for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw. 

Off-screen, the actor virtually discovered love with writer Candace Bushnell, whose New York Observer columns have been the premise for the long-running HBO sequence. 

Bushnell revealed on the Aug. 20 episode of the “Bradshaw Boys” podcast that she and Corbett as soon as went on a date. She didn’t make clear the precise timing of the intimate outing however confirmed that it occurred earlier than Corbett coupled up with fellow actor Bo Derek, with whom he’s been in a relationship since 2002. 

“I did go to dinner with John Corbett,” she mentioned. “I sort of went out to dinner with him. It was romantic, [but] all I might suppose was, ‘My mom’s gonna kill me!’”

“Then he goes again to L.A., after which, like, two days later, it’s, like, ‘Oh, he’s relationship Bo Derek,’” she added. “You can’t compete with Bo Derek. Neglect it.”

Seems a lot of Bushnell’s apprehension across the concept of relationship Corbett stemmed from his portrayal of Aidan, a rugged furnishings designer who’s briefly engaged to Carrie in season 4 of “Intercourse and the Metropolis.” 

“I’m by no means gonna be Group Aidan for Carrie,” she mentioned. “I can’t for quite a lot of causes, however one of many causes is that my mom hated Aidan. She would watch, and he or she was, like, ‘I hate that Aidan. He’s too fallacious for her!’” 

Bushnell additionally mentioned she was briefly thought of for the position of Mr. Massive’s spouse, Natasha, which finally went to Bridget Moynahan. 

“They’d an actress. She couldn’t do it,” recalled the writer, whose most up-to-date e book, “Is There Nonetheless Intercourse within the Metropolis?,” was launched final yr. Sequence creator Darren Star “was, like, ‘Come down right here, and play Natasha.’ I used to be, like, ‘I’m busy. I can not come to the set,’” Bushnell added.

As for Parker, she pleaded the Fifth when requested about her preferences for her on-screen counterpart’s love life earlier this yr.

“As you possibly can think about, this places me in a horrible place,” she instructed the “Bradshaw Boys” in January. “There’s a very fast and easy reply. It’s a must to be Group Massive or Group John [Mr. Big’s real name, as revealed in the series finale]. … I like Chris Noth a lot, and it felt splendidly and assuredly written by Michael Patrick [King].” 

She acknowledged Carrie “ought to have ended up with Massive,” however she careworn that she “liked” each Corbett and his character.

“I liked his Aidan,” she mentioned. “One of the best of each worlds is in actual fact having your cake and consuming it, too. So I really feel like I acquired each groups.” 

Hearken to the complete “Bradshaw Boys” interview with Candace Bushnell under.