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Before she was a doctor in the hit series House M.D., it turns out that actress Lisa Edelstein was almost New York's favorite columnist in Sex and the City!

Speaking on the February 2nd episode of Access Hollywood Live, Edelstein revealed to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that it wasn't just rumor that she almost won the role of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, saying that in fact “that actually happened."

However she went on to elaborate that her getting the role was contingent on one major thing happening, which as Sex and the City fans now know, never eventuated:

“I was either going to do it or not. It all depended on whether [Sarah Jessica Parker] said yes. My contract was complete. I was waiting.”

Crazy, right?

Thankfully for Edelstein losing the role to Parker didn't spell disaster for her career, going on to find success in shows such as Felicity, Castle, The Good Wife and Scandal, as well as her most famous role in House M.D. starring alongside Hugh Laurie.

But despite finding employment on other shows, Edelstein revealed that she did make a conscious decision not to watch Sex and the City during its initial run as "it was too painful." These days however, Edelstein is fully at peace with the choice that the casting directors went with, saying that she loves the comparisons, saying “It’s sort of a funny thing, that when life comes around that way.”

Can you image Lisa Edelstein as Carrie Bradshaw?

Source: US Magazine


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