Kristin Davis has played Charlotte York for so long that it’s sometimes difficult to separate the actress from her Sex and the City character.
But the ‘And Just Like That’ star recently revealed that she has one distinct difference from twice-married Charlotte, which is that she never seeks a marriage of her own.
“We have very different lifestyles, you know?” Davis said of her on-screen role during an appearance in the “Best Friend EnergyPodcast on Tuesday with Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer from The Home Edit.
“I’m not married, I’ve never been married — it’s not my thing,” Davis said. “I never focused on that. Let’s say it was never a goal?”
While one of the presenters pointed out that Charlotte was incredibly focused on finding a husband, Davis quipped, “I know, and that involved some acting, I can tell you that.” It really did.”
The ‘Bad Teacher’ entertainer said Charlotte’s obsession with finding a husband and getting married stressed her out at times, as she found it difficult to make her lines “real and believable.”
But Davis liked how the writers changed Charlotte’s “close” way of thinking about marriage over time.
“Her first husband looks so perfect and everything was so beautiful, but it still wasn’t perfect,” she said of her on-screen marriage to Trey MacDougal (played by Kyle MacLachlan). “And then of course we meet the wonderful Harry (Evan Handler) and everything is perfect. I really liked it, but it definitely took some work at first.”
And while she didn’t want to get married herself, Davis said she “loved” her first on-screen wedding on SATC.
“I’m not really a wedding girl. But you know, Charlotte loved it, so I loved it,” she said, adding that she tried on about 35 Vera Wang dresses before finding the perfect one.
Davis has spoken out about her single status many times. She has made it clear that anyone wanting to join her life must be a perfect fit for her family. The actress has two children – Gemma and Wilson – whom she adopted in 2011 and 2018.
“Intellectually, I definitely feel like I’d like to have another romantic relationship, but I don’t know how to translate that into everyday life. I don’t have time!” she said Haute Living in 2013. “It has to be someone so awesome that I would bring them and possibly spend time with Gemma.”