‘Sex and the City’ veteran hosts and produces Fox
Q: You’re a single parent of two adopted children. How do you approach advising Kristy Katzmann, who wants to get married and have a child soon, on “Labor of Love”?
A: It’s partially a matter of considering how much pressure is put on you by your family and your friends. Are you unusual in your friend group (for wanting that)? How do people talk to you about it? It’s an interesting thing in our culture because there is so much pressure to be married and have children by that point in your life.
Q: How did you go about selecting the men for Kristy to appraise as both husband and father material?
A: We didn’t tell them exactly what would be happening, but we did say, “How do you feel about parenthood? Why are you childless? Do you want to be childless?” So we didn’t necessarily say straight out, “This is what’s going to happen,” because we also wanted to see their own journey.
Maybe they would say, “Whoa! I’m not actually ready.” We were trying to give them the opportunity to meet someone who was also in the same place, so the questions for both the women and the men were along the lines of, “Do you want to be a parent?”
Q: An inescapable question for you … do you foresee doing another “Sex and the City” project?
A: Gee, I don’t know. I’m not a negative person, so I probably won’t say “No,” because that would just be weird for me to say. It’s tough, because there are a lot of different things that go into us coming back together, and I respect everyone’s feelings and thoughts and decisions. But on the other hand, I really wish we did come back together! So, that’s what I’ll say.
Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.