According to Rudetsky, "Months later, she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely. She really didn't want to be tied down to one job because she loved going from gig to gig and being what she called a 'journeyman.' She tried various ways to get out of it, including telling HBO she would film three projects for free if they'd release her from her contract!"
Well, fortunately that didn't happen, and we got to enjoy the Carrie Bradshaw we know and love.