The one thing that King kept in the rewritten version was Stanford and Anthony’s divorce, saying, “Anthony and him were probably going to have split anyway.”

Stanford and Carrie would have been able to rekindle their close friendship before Big. “But there was a series of really fun, flirty, hilarious confidante scenes with Carrie that I loved,” King shared. “The old, special, very particular chemistry Carrie & Stanford have is completely based entirely on Willie and Sarah Jessica”

He added that Stanford and Anthony’s divorce would’ve been for the best as the nemeses-turned-lovers had realized they were better off as friends: “Everybody would be relieved that they were divorced.”