For “Intercourse and the Metropolis” followers, Carrie Bradshaw has all the time been, effectively, Carrie: The smoking, shoe-loving fashionista who falls for Mr. Large, finally marries him and (spoiler alert) is widowed on the restricted sequence sequel, “And Simply Like That…”
Nicely, as if Large’s demise wasn’t sufficiently big of a revelation, the latest episode of “That” has dropped one other bomb on us: Carrie’s full identify is definitely … Caroline!
So is that “Caroline” reveal candy, or bitter? Would Neil Diamond approve?
All of it occurs fairly quick within the “A few of My Finest Associates” episode, when Carrie walks right into a bodega she’s clearly frequented prior to now. The proprietor instantly greets her as “Caroline,” and that is roughly it.
Nicely, we simply weren’t ready! “Carrie” is simply “Carrie” to us. However this is not totally a brand new revelation: Followers who’ve visited Wikipedia have been capable of see her identify listed as “Caroline Marie ‘Carrie’ Bradshaw” for years.
Nevertheless it hasn’t essentially been canon till now; HBO’s personal official web site nonetheless lists her as Carrie solely. However “Carrie” is a typical sufficient nickname for “Caroline”‘; it isn’t as if her identify is “Thomasina” or one thing extra uncommon.
And each exhibits (and the flicks spun off from them) have lengthy been cagey about a few of their characters’ backstories and names. We did not study that Mr. Large’s first identify was “John” till the tip of “SATC’s” sixth season, and solely then on Carrie’s caller ID.
“If I needed to provide him a reputation, I needed to provide him essentially the most generic, American, most generic, virtually pilgrim identify,” showrunner Michael Patrick King informed Leisure Weekly in 2017. “There’s no spin, it’s simply John.”
After which we found that he was “John Preston” within the trailer for 2008’s “Intercourse and the Metropolis: The Film,” a full decade after he first appeared on display screen. (The character has since died within the present, and portrayer Chris Noth is at present the topic of sexual assault allegations.)
So actually, not calling “Carrie” by her full first identify for all this time is totally, completely on level.