Drew Barrymore Defends Berger’s Post-It Breakup on ‘Sex and the City’

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Drew Barrymore made a shocking — and strong — protection for one in every of Carrie Bradshaw’s exes whereas filming her look on And Simply Like That. 

In a now-infamous season 6 episode of Intercourse and the Metropolis, which aired again in 2003, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is damaged up with through Submit-It observe from then-boyfriend Jack Berger (Ron Livingston). The message, which is left on her pillowcase, reads, “I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.” 

The quick and candy means of calling it quits immediately made Berger one of many present’s most loathed former flames. Nevertheless, when Barrymore, 48, arrived on the set of the SATC spinoff for a cameo practically 25 years later, she made an argument as to why Berger possibly had it proper all alongside. 

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In the course of the Thursday, July 27, episode of the “And Simply Like That … The Author’s Room” podcast, showrunner Michael Patrick King revealed that Barrymore, who performed herself on the July 27 episode of the Max collection, stepped on set and instantly requested, “Can I simply say one factor?”

“Everyone checked out her and he or she stated, ‘Perhaps Berger had it proper. If you happen to’re gonna break up with somebody, simply say, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t. Don’t hate me. Don’t drag them via weeks of indecision,’” he recalled. “She was like, “I simply wish to say, as painful because it was, possibly Berger was an emoji.’”

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King — who referred to as Barrymore “a lot enjoyable” and a SATC franchise “superfan” — famous that the speak present host even went as far to counsel there must be a Submit-It emoji quoting Berger “that individuals might simply ship” once they wish to cut up from their associate — however don’t wish to drag out the method or ghost. 

Whereas Berger’s actions should be up for debate, he isn’t the one man from Carrie’s previous that’s a part of the dialog. John Corbett reprised his SATC character, Aidan Shaw, in the course of the July 27 episode of AJLT — and wasted no time asking his former fiancée out on a date for Valentine’s Day. 

Carrie and Aidan first bought collectively in season 3 of SATC earlier than she cheated on him with Mr. Large (Chris Noth). Though they rekindled their romance the next season, they later referred to as off their engagement as a consequence of Carrie’s apprehension about marriage. Whereas Aidan has made transient cameos within the franchise since, the pair’s current rendezvous marks his first actual return to Carrie’s life — and seemingly signifies he’ll be sticking round. 

“I didn’t deliver Aidan again to fail,” King quipped whereas discussing Aidan with The New York Occasions in June, teasing that the onscreen couple might be endgame when the season wraps.

On Thursday’s podcast episode, King expanded additional on his determination to deliver the character again — and shared his hopes of telling the twosome’s story from a contemporary perspective. 

“We have now methods up our sleeves as to how he’s new and what we will truly do along with his story line, contemplating — and it’s a really massive think about — all of the water below the bridge, all of the ache they’ve already been via and the way onerous Carrie has harm him prior to now,” he stated, including, “And the way badly he took the breakup.”