'Sex and the City' Director Quiets Death Chatter

By Rich King on May 4, 2008

Michael Patrick King, pic, picture, photo, celebrity, celeb, news, juicy, gossip, rumorsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — So much for those wild "Sex and the City" death rumors that have been running rampant for the past few weeks.

"It's a summer movie," the film's director Michael Patrick King tells The Associated Press. "Why would I want to kill anyone?"

The rumor mill began when "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who portrays Miranda Hobbes, let slip recently that a character dies in the film. That led to New York Magazine making some predictions for the potential causes of death of the major characters, including Samantha (breast cancer) and Charlotte (freak tennis accident).

However, the most talked about death wish rumor involves Mr. Big, the love interest of Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw. King confesses that idea was presented to him and that he was aiming for an emotional "roller-coaster," but he says Mr. Big fans can rest peacefully.

"My ultimate target was to make our 'girlfriends' — in other words, our audience — happy," King tells AP. "And I don't think Mr. Big dying would make them happy."

"Sex and the City" hits theaters on May 30.