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Happy news, people! Sarah Jessica Parker is about to return to our screens - and no, we're not talking about Sex And The City 3 (again). In fact, the star's much-anticipated reappearance on TV is via a new show that's WORLDS away from her Carrie Bradshaw days.
In fact, SJP is lending her talents to a based-on-reality crime thriller series created by the team behind True Detective. According to E! Online, the show is based on the book Busted, A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love - although they wisely chopped it down to the much-catchier Busted.
The book was written by a team of reporters who broke the news of an epic police scandal during a 10-month undercover investigation. As for Parker's role, she's due to play one of two female leads along with a yet-unnamed partner-in-crime (Lena Dunham please). But fret not about only seeing the style star in endless grey suits a la Clare Danes in Homeland because the pilot is being directed by David Frankel, the man behind The Devil Wears Prada. How fabulous!
So while we wait on tenter hooks for new details, let's take the opportunity to relive her finest acting moments through the years. It's been quite an evolution from a frizzy-haired Broadway kid to the biggest style icon TV's ever seen. Check it out...
What a cutie! SJP was selected for a role in the Broadway musical first in the small role of July but then she nabbed the lead role, playing the red-haired orphan for a year. What a killer set of lungs!
Footloose was a huge break for an 18-year-old SJP, marking her first substantial role in a movie. She acted alongside Kevin Bacon, who she later confessed to having a major crush on, but 'we'd just kind of smile at each other,' she said.
SJP, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy were cast as a family of witches, known as the Sanderson Sisters. It might have received negative reviews from critics, but when the film landed on video, it became a cult hit.
Forget Bacon, Sarah Jessica knew she'd landed in the big league when she appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed film Ed Wood as Mr Depp's girlfriend Dolores Fuller.
Now it was time for some comedy science fiction directed by Tim Burton and starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Danny DeVito. Talk about good company! She played reporter Nathalie Lake whose head got switched with her, err, dog.
The actress starred as Shelly Stewart, a rather hateful and dim-witted mistress, but boy did she look foxy in that teeny red dress plus bombshell hair! What's more, she received a Satellite Award nomination for her portrayal.
In the late '90s, the script for an HBO drama/comedy show was sent to Lady Parker. The show's creator, Darren Star, wanted her for his project and, despite some doubts about being cast in a long-term series, she agreed to take the lead role. Cut to five nominations and an Emmy Award later and Carrie Bradshaw has become a beloved TV icon.
In between SATC fun, SJP got her romantic comedy fix and teamed up with Matthew McConaughey (who else?) for Failure To Launch. Also brilliant: Zooey Deschanel in the essential BFF role.
Not content with bringing Carrie's story to live on the small screen, the SATC fun twirled into cinemas in 2008, complete with shoe-proposals, Charlotte, umm, letting herself go in the shower and THIS almost-wedding moment...
Hurrahs around the world were heard when it was revealed SJP would be guest starring in Glee, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson et al. She played a US Vogue executive, natch, who takes Kurt Hummel under her wing after he graduates and moves to New York. If you haven't seen SJP's rendition of 'Let's Have A Kiki' (oh yes), hit play immediatley:
Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'The Commons Of Pensacola' opening night after party - November 21, 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and Saint Laurent at 'City Ballet' TV programme premiere, New York - 04 November 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker in Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at 'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' film screening - December 2012
Sarah Jessica Parker at the Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Awards in New York City - September 2012
Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture and Philip Treacy hat at the VRC Oaks Club Ladies Luncheon in Melbourne, Australia - November 2011
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 - February 2012
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giambattista Valli at film presentation of I Don't Know How She Does It, Moscow - August 2011
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at the Sex And The City 2 UK Premiere - May 2010
Sarah Jessica Parker in L'Wren Scott at the School Of American Ballet's Winter Ball in New York City - March 2009
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at 'Sex and The City: The Movie' film premiere, London - May 2008
Sarah Jessica Parker in Peter Soronen at the opening night for Neil Simon's The Odd Couple - October 2005
Sarah Jessica Parker at Henry Winkler's Annual Brunch to Celebrate the Celebrity Day at MacLaren Children's Center - March 1988
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