Though many eyebrows were raised when it was announced that the highly anticipated "Sex and the City" will be having its world premiere in London instead of its native city, New York, it didn't stop the romantic comedy to roll down its red carpet at Leicester Square in London on Monday, May 12. Celebrating the return of the four lovable New Yorkers, the special event was a memorable one with the appearance of its four stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
Giving a unique twist to the premiere, all four main actresses wore designer dresses like which that made its original series a hit in the fashion industry. First to graze the red carpet was Parker who was dressed in Alexander McQueen's pale green dress topped off with Philip Treacy's green headpiece of flowers. Following her was Cattrall who wore Vivienne Westwood's red off-the-shoulder knee-length dress with a faint stripe, Nixon with Calvin Klein's floor-length pleated black dress and Davis wore a cherry-red vintage sleeveless dress and cream peep-toe heels.
Aside from the four stars, the London premiere also sees director/scribbler Michael Patrick King and other celebrities, Hollywood and British alike, such as former Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, Mario Cantone, Michelle Ryan, Gary Lineker and Sugababes. However, some of the tidbit's cast ensemble, including Chris Noth and Jennifer Hudson, missed out on the first screening celebration. On Hudson's part, it is said that the Academy Award-winning actress could not attend the premiere due to the work on her new album.
Concerning the controversy surrounding the premiere, Nixon commented that London's premiere would serve to be one of its small events to build up for the big event at Radio City Music Hall, New York in May 27. "We're having a kind of smallish premiere here (and) we're having a smallish premiere in Berlin. We're building to the New York premiere which is enormous and happens just before the film opens worldwide," so claimed the actress. Meanwhile, Nixon's co-star Davis gave a more lay back answer stating, "Why not England? I like Britain. There's enough of us to go round."
Telling the story of four female New Yorkers as they experience a new life four years after the hit television series ended, "Sex and the City" will arrive in theaters on May 30. The film distributed by New Line Cinema has brought in many of its original cast back and also added new characters to the beloved HBO's adaptation movie.