"They’re such perfectly archetype characters," she explains. "So you’re writing a column about sexual politics and observations of female/male, primarily, heterosexual relationships. So you’re picking one type."
"You’re saying ‘this type is this and this’ and then you complicate it more, like any good writer does. So I’m not entirely sure they are real… We don’t know if any of the things that happened are real because she’s just writing a column every week. What we are seeing isn’t necessarily what happened in New York City."
So...basically SJP thinks that the characters may be figments of Carrie's imagination!
Well, now we kind of want to go back and re-watch the whole series and see if that holds up, but we're kind of skeptical...
Sarah Jessica Parker is currently promoting her HBO show Divorce, and she's revealed that the character Frances is quite different to Carrie Bradshaw, and has revealed to People that the main difference is that the audience may not feel as much empathy for Frances.
"I didn't care about people responding well to choices Frances made," she said. "I think marriages are complicated and smart people make choices that are not necessarily smart."
This article originally appeared on marie claire.