The debate over whether “love all the time”-motivated Carrie Bradshaw should have ended up with the infamous Mr. Big will never die. There are those who will fiercely defend our fave fictional relationship writer for always going back to Big and their somewhat twisted love, and there are others who will still bring up the beloved Aidan Shaw in a doomed comparison. Now, the author of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell, is weighing in, saying that in real life, Carrie and Big would NOT have lived happily-ever-after.
“I think, in real life, Carrie and Big wouldn’t have ended up together,” she admitted in a recent interview with The Guardian. (Even *she* doesn’t think that these two characters had what it takes to make a long-lasting relationship work!)
However, she admits that for the show’s sake — or, more accurately, for the sake of its devoted fans — Carrie and Big had to be endgame. “Viewers got so invested in the story line of Carrie and Big that it became a bit like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett,” Bushnell continued.
She added, “They had become an iconic couple… And when people are making a TV show, it’s show business, not show art, so at that point, it was for the audience and we weren’t thinking about what the impact would be 10 years later.”
There’s no doubt that all these years later, we’re not only still pondering the viability of Carrie’s long-term prospects with Big, but we’re also now left wondering if they would have had any chance at all IRL.
Would they have ended up in a nasty divorce? Would they have ever even made it to the altar in the first place? Grab a cosmopolitan, ladies, we have some debating to do.
Do you think Carrie and Big would have ended up together in real life? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t EW; photos via HBO, Monika Fellner/Getty)