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Chris Noth Answers Questions About Technology and Romance as The Sex and The City Movie's Mr. Big

Mr. Big Speaks Geek!

I think me and a few thousand other women who saw the Sex and The City movie would like to have a few words with Mr. Big. But I'm going to leave that up to the writers and instead focus on his alter ego: Chris Noth. Having embodied TV's most famous commitment-phobe for years, Noth had some 'splaining to do on behalf of Mr. Big when it came to some of the silly and plot-altering tech habits he had at the press junket for the movie.

Are you tech savvy?

To a point. And then I stop. I mean, I have a cell phone, I have a computer, and it's great for sending some emails. But we do lose something by not being able to compose a letter. When I was at an age falling in love, we wrote letters and when you write a letter, you’re taking more time and it's just certainly a little bit more of a poetic medium. I can’t even see a poem or an email that would even go there.

For more of Mr. Big's sentiments (spoiler alert!), just


Does technology hurt the chance of finding true love?

More difficult. I don’t think you walk away from a wedding and have an easy way of explaining it the day of. That said, I think it is harder for people to find, possibly harder, for people to find in this day and age. Do you ever think that an email can equal a letter?

I see what Big, I mean Noth! is saying here, and I like that he didn't necessarily defend his character's actions. As much as I love me some email, I wish he had actually written a pen-and-ink letter to Carrie. What do you think? Do you think technology makes it harder to find love?

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jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
oh how i love chris noth. which is complicated now that i do not love big. i think technology has allowed people to become emotionally detached from each other. its natural to be intimidated by strong emotions, but now people can communicate them without dealing with the other person (although people are clearly capable of that sans-technology; post-it break up anyone??).
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
sooooo copy and pasting is hard!!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i think that regular pen and paper letters are much more romantic! i write snail mail letters to about 10 people in the world and our friendships have lasted for over 10 years. i've had email pals come and go in a much shorter period.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I was disappointed by how emails made Carrie magically forgive Big. I was hoping she'd come home to find a big stack of regular love letters. Also, did anyone catch how she said he typed out the ones from the book? Please! Copy and paste.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
i agree but technology has also made the world a more accessible and smaller place, so we get to meet (though virtually) and keep in touch with people from different parts of the world.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I do think to an extent it may affect things. I completely agree about letters vs. email and I'm constantly emailing. Hand-written letters are so much more personal.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
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