Jennifer Hudson was the big addition to the first “Sex and the City” movie, but who’s stirring things up for Carrie and the gang in the sequel? Why just another Best Supporting Actress winner, the lovely Penelope Cruz.
The production hasn’t commented on Cruz’s participation, but HitFix can confirm news reports that the “Vicky Christina Barcelona” has shot a cameo in the movie. How bit a role it is nobody knows, but writer/director Michael Patrick King and co-producer and star Sarah Jessica Parker are probably loving all the online speculation.
People reports that Cruz doesn’t play herself in the picture and that she was first spotted at the film’s New York City’s Empire Hotel shoot. Cruz’s character is supposedly a banker and on this day she filmed a scene where she found herself a little too close to Mr. Big (Chris North). We can assume Big’s new wife, Carrie (Parker) was not pleased.
The Empire Hotel is getting a lot of dramatic exposure these days. The Lincoln Center landmark was just “purchased” by Ed Westwick’s Chuck on “Gossip Girl” in an extended story arc for the CW melodrama.
As for “Sex 2,” it was also revealed that Liza Minnelli shot a three-day cameo for the movie. It’s unclear whether the stage icon played herself or an original character. Even more intriguing, Jason Lewis, who was dumped by Samantha (Kim Cattrall) at the end of the first movie, is back for a second go around on the big screen.
The first “Sex and the City” movie grossed an astonishing $415 million worldwide when released in May 2008. “Sex and the City 2” hits theaters almost two years to the day on May 28, 2010.