At the Deauville Film Festival in France on Friday, she said that the show would today seem “tone deaf” given the fact that the four women who comprise its leads are all white. “You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity onscreen,” Parker told The Hollywood Reporter. “I personally think it would feel bizarre.”
Parker isn’t behind a reboot either, due in part to other changes that have shifted society in the two decades—and New York City—since 1998. Two thousand and eighteen is a vastly different world in terms of how people consider and give more nuanced attention to issues of sex and sexuality, dating, careers, feminism (and all its intersections), and family life. When all is said and done, she said, “I don’t know that you could do it with a different cast. I think that’s radical and interesting, but you can’t pretend it’s the same.”
“It wouldn’t be a reboot as I understand it,” Parker added. “If you came back and did six episodes, you’d have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas. You’d look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way…. It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn’t be the same.”
West mentioned over the weekend that his wife is in school. “My wife is in law school now, and it’s extremely serious to us,” West, 41, told Extra.
A rep for Kardashian clarified that she is not in school but rather she’s deeply involved in prison reform and likened her work to attending school.
Kardashian’s activism seems to make her husband proud. “I love it, I love it,” the rapper told Extra. “That’s all we focus on, helping people that don’t have a voice, breaking down the class system.”
“We’re trying to make a film about a man and it’s a man who happens to become king. And it’s a story about power and who has power and why and the world of power – all these really primal elements. And one of the primal elements is this is a film that takes place in the mud and the rain and there’s fire, there’s sex, there’s killing, there’s violence, there’s love, there’s all of it. All the things that make animals animals, and humans humans, and human animals…and that particular scene on this hero journey the man is stripped of everything and ends up in a cave in the darkest recesses of his mind and imagination, he’s wrestling, and the next scene he reenters life and becomes a new man. That was the idea behind it, but it’s a hell of a thing to see on a 40-foot screen.”
He talked about it more with The Hollywood Reporter: “There’s so much beheading in this, and yet, people want to talk about my penis. I think that says something about our society where people can get disemboweled but it’s the man’s junk that is of interest.”
Added Pine, when asked how he “geared up” for a day like that on set: “Well it was very cold, I remember, and it was on the side of a major highway, so it’s not exactly the elements I would choose myself. I’d choose some sort of hot tub in Bali, and less men probably.