We bet Sex and the City fans didn't see this one coming! Sarah Jessica Parker (better known as Carrie Bradshaw) took to Instagram in March 2017 to share a video of an alternative opening to the popular show, which ran from 1998 until 2004.
"Lost footage. The alternate and never used title sequence from SATC. A really nice memory. X, SJ," the 53-year-old actress captioned the rare clip.
As many viewers probably remember, the opening credits of the series show Sarah Jessica in a pink top and white tutu walking through the streets of NYC, where she gets splashed by a puddle from a bus (which conveniently has an ad with her face on it).
And now, 20 years after the show, creator Darren Star opened up about the opening credits. "There were two wardrobes. One was the tutu, and we did one pass where Sarah Jessica was wearing a blue dress and didn’t get splashed; instead, she trips when she sees the ad," he told Entertainment Weekly. "In my mind, it was a nod to The Dick Van Dyke Show, but we didn’t use it. It’s in the archives."
The show's costume designer, Patricia Field, also spoke out on the topic – and revealed it took Darren a bit to warm up to the idea of a tutu. "It was very difficult for the producers to understand the tutu," Feild said. "Sarah Jessica and I were fighting for it, and Darren said, ‘Okay, but I want other outfits as possibilities.'" Darren added, "It was such a brilliant choice because, in a way, Carrie’s dancing through her life in New York."
We didn't get to see fashionista Carrie in that tutu again until the 2008 film. And it may not be the last time, either! In a previous interview, Sarah Jessica opened up about a potenial third installment. "I don’t think any of us have said no," she admitted. "I don’t know whether it’s a series or [another] movie. I think that remains an open question and discussion that will continue until it’s been resolved."
Click through the gallery below to see the cast of Sex and the City then and now!