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On The Scene: Another 'Sex and the City' shoot

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Big_lIn case you haven’t heard, Carrie Bradshaw and Co., are in New York City filming the upcoming Sex and the City movie. And as promised, EW is doing our darnedest to stalk hunt down cast and crew members on set to bring you the latest on the film.

Today, EW was there when Sarah Jessica Parker and friends were filming a scene in the West Village at Bank and West 4th Streets at approximately 2 p.m. Based on the outdoor greenery included in the shot, this particular scene seems to take place in either the spring or summer. And based on all the extras with aluminum foil in their hair, the scene also seems to be set outside a salon. Very little information was available as to when the scene appears in the film or even what exactly is happening in the scene, for that matter (crew members must swear on Chanel to keep details mum). But luckily for you, PopWatchers, this reporter has a good set of ears and eyes on her (how else would she have spotted Evan Handler discreetly chatting with crew members behind the scenes?).

Now, if you have an aversion to spoilers — and there aren’t many here,folks — then, please, back away from the computer faster than you cansay, “Manolo Blahniks.” But for those of you who just can’t wait tountil 2008 to find out what the gang is up to (albiet in puzzlingdetail), then by all means, proceed with caution.

In the scene, Stanford (Willie Garson) and Carrie arewalking arm-in-arm when an unknown, older blonde character runs out ofa salon, complete with bare feet and toe separators. She hugs Carrieand yells, “Carrie Bradshaw!” followed by something that sounds like “Preston.” The character then says something to the effect of, “Mazeltov! October, November, when? I am so excited!” She points down to herown bare, pedicured feet and says, “No shoes!” The threesome finishtheir brief convo — Carrie and Stanford’s replies were unintelligible,unfortunately — before the blonde character heads back inside the salonand bangs on the window to say goodbye. As Carrie and Stanford walkaway, they hear the bang and jump with surprise. 

And then there’s the fashion: Though Parker looked fierce wearinggreen booties and a pair of skinny jeans during rehearsal, the actresschanged into full Carrie mode for the actual shoot, rocking a pink andwhite paisley bubble dress and beige heels. And good thing we know thatParker is animal-friendly, otherwise one would would think she tore thefeathers right off of a peacock for Carrie’s purse in the scene. AndGarson was, as usual, the portrait of dapper, decked out in a beigesuit over a pink button-up shirt and a bowtie.

So PopWatchers, can you piece together the puzzle? Who, or what, is “Preston”? (One editor here theorized that it’s the last name of Big, a.k.a. John, a.k.a. Chris Noth, pictured here on the set two weeks ago.) What do you think will happen to Carrie in October orNovember? And seeing that this is the second time we’ve seen Carrie ina bubble dress, how many bubble dresses are too many bubble dresses(say that ten times fast)?

Originally posted October 1 2007 — 8:47 PM EDT

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