He is known for his roles as the male lead in some of the most iconic romantic comedy films of all time.
And Hugh Grant’s next role could be in Sex And The City for the upcoming reboot as Sarah Jessica Parker wants a ‘big’ male star to join the cast.
The British actor, 60, is reportedly ‘at the top of the list’ to star in the show help smooth over the absence of Samantha Jones, played by Kim Catrall, and with questions remaining over Mr Big’s return, played by Chris Noth.
Love interest: Hugh Grant’s next role could be in Sex And The City for the upcoming reboot as Sarah Jessica Parker wants a ‘big’ male star to join the cast (pictured together in 2009)
Hugh is reportedly being ‘wooed’ by his friend and former co-star Sarah Jessica, 56, as she tries to convince him to join the revived series as the pair have worked well together in the past.
According to the Mirror, an insider said: ‘Sarah Jessica has it in her head that she needs a big – and I mean big – male star in the SATC reunion ensemble to help smooth over the absense of Kim [Cattrall] and the potentially diminished role with Chris Noth, whose deal to return is not yet done and whose exact role is still being figured out.
‘At the top of SJP and HBO Max’s wishlist to join the series is Hugh Grant, who loves the show and had a great time working with Sarah Jessica in the past, and with HBO just last year on his massive hit The Undoing.’
The source continued: ‘And the money’s there to bring in Hugh and pay him his full freight.’
Chemistry: The British actor, 60, is reportedly ‘at the top of the list’ to star in the show help smooth over the absence of Samantha Jones, played by Kim Catrall, and with questions over Mr Big’s return, played by Chris Noth (pictured, on set in 20019)
Hugh and Sarah Jessica first met in 1996, on the set of crime thriller Extreme Measures and went on to star together in the 2009 romcom Did You Hear About the Morgans?.
The Sex And The City revival, titled ‘And Just Like That…,’ will consist of ten episodes, which will premiere exclusively on HBO Max and and will see the return of most main characters.
Sarah Jessica Parker will, of course, be at the forefront alongside Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, playing Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda respectively, with the notable absence of Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.
‘Top of the list’: Hugh is being ‘wooed’ by friend and former co-star Sarah Jessica, 56, as she tries to convince him to join the revived series as the pair have worked well together in the past
On Thursday, actor John Corbett revealed he is set to reprise his role as Carrie’s former fiancé and second great love Aidan Shaw in the upcoming series.
‘I’m going to do the show,’ the 59-year-old revealed to Page Six on Thursday, adding that the news is ‘very exciting.’
When asked ‘how many episodes’ he will appear in on the forthcoming reboot, Corbett replied: ‘I think I might be in quite a few.’
Referencing to the Sex And The City cast, John gushed that he ‘[likes] all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.’
Comeback: John Corbett, 59, is set to reprise his role as the charming Aidan Shaw, one of Carrie’s main love interests, in the upcoming Sex And The City reboot
Most recently, Chris Noth sent the Sex And The City fandom into a frenzy after he appeared to refute a claim made by Page Six in February that he would not be reprising his role as John James ‘Mr. Big’ Preston.
Following ever growing rumours about the show, the actor, 66, responded to a number of devastated fans, who flocked to his social media to plea for him to return for the revival series called And Just Like That.
After noticing comments asking him to break his silence on whether he would be reprising his role, he implied rumors that he would not be involved are false.
‘Well, if Page Six says it … it must be true,’ tweeted the star at the time of the report, followed by a winking emoji.
Adding further speculation, the Golden Globe nominee quipped: ‘Everything changes — including announcements in the rags.’
Return? Chris Noth, 66, sent the Sex And The City fandom into a frenzy after he appeared to refute a claim that he would not be reprising his role as ‘Mr. Big’ (pictured last year)