Every aspiring actor dreams of scoring a long-term role so they can stop worrying about survival. Of course, the danger is scoring such a part — especially on a show that captures a cultural zeitgeist — is that there’s no possible way to escape that role. We’ve seen this with Bryan Cranston, who just can’t live down his Walter White persona. In the case of Kristin Davis, she’ll forever be associated with Charlotte from Sex and the City.
Davis has been quietly toiling away for more than a decade since departing HBO’s smash success — which, by the way, abandoned its last shred of dignity when Carrie ended up with Mr. Big (don’t even talk about those movies) — in various roles. She’s also thrown herself into humanitarian causes. Davis loves Africa and elephants, and she’s worked with the United Nations to address the refugee crises. On Thursday, she appeared on Australian morning show Sunrise to discuss refugees, and the show ambushed her with an impromptu Sex and the City skit. The worst part of this skit was Samantha Armytage in a bad Carrie wig. The three hosts pushed Davis into reliving Charlotte’s engagement and Carrie’s Post-It note breakup (oh, Ron Livingston).