Actress wanted her old laptop for Sex And The City: The Movie

Sarah Jessica Parker begged museum curators to lend her Sex And The City props to use for the movie version of the hit show.

Programme bosses donated her character Carrie Bradshaw‘s desk and laptop to Washington DC gallery The Smithsonian after the last episode of the TV series aired in 2004.

But they needed a bit of a nudge when asked to return the items for the film’s shoot.

So SJP, 43, had to give them a personal phone call.

‘After the series finale The Smithsonian called us to ask for the desk and laptop from the TV show,’ she tells

‘They only released it back after I made several personal calls.

‘When it was suggested I use a replica because no one would know it a replica, I said: “I will know”.

‘We had to have that desk – as a writer, it’s an extension of you.’