By Melissa Hunter
Chris Noth was made the ultimate unreachable dream man through his role as Mr. Big in "Sex and the City." With the second "Sex" installment opening next month, Redbook talked to Chris Noth about all things romantical. And while Carrie and Big aren't in their swoon-worthy heyday (observe the photo to your left), there's still plenty of drama left over for the sequel.
On what's in store for Carrie and Big:
"It's a fascinating movie. There's a lot of humor, which I love. But it's also a great look into Carrie and Big's relationship and what marriage means to them. No matter how long you've known someone, marriage changes some things in unexpected ways. And it's a learning process for Carrie and Big. I'm more excited about this movie than I was about the first one."
On choosing hand-written letters over @-replies:
"Love letters were a big part of my romantic life when I was younger. I feel sad that we're living in a culture that doesn't write letters anymore — it's a lost art. It's something that adds dimension to the romantic life. Emails and texts just don't cut it."
Spending the past decade in the world of Carrie Bradshaw, he knows a thing or two about the lady folk:
"There's a lot of potent material on the show about forgiveness and friendship and having fun in life and not buying into clichés. But if anything, the takeaway I've always gotten is that the bond between female friends is a constant, regardless of relationship status, that's strong enough to withstand anything."
Chicks aren't the only ones who dish:
"Guys talk about their relationships all the time! They never stop talking about women. You are here to stay in our conversations forever!"
On couples surviving betrayals:
"People make mistakes all the time, and not just celebrities and politicians. I do think couples can learn and move past their mistakes."