John Corbett Envisions Going ‘Full Monty Route’ for ‘SATC 3’
John Corbett admits that "I'm surprised by the number of people who wanted it to go even further" — when it comes to the "very intimate" adulterous kiss between his "Sex and the City" character, Aidan, and Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw in the current big-screen "Sex and the City 2." "I've bumped into so many people who said they wanted them to go the full Monty," he says. "But I don't think the 'Sex and the City' audience as a whole would have liked that. I don't think they want her to cheat on Big (Chris Noth)."
However, when it comes to those who believe that, between boyfriends, Carrie should have ended up with Aidan rather than Big, that's different. "I'm one of them," he says.
Any chance for a "Sex and the City 3"? Corbett laughs. "I think if I do go back, then I think we've got to go down that full Monty road, give it to her good in my workman's pants. She used to cheat on me all the time when we were doing the series. I'd be redoing her wood floor and she'd be secretly off somewhere with Big. I'd like to turn the tables a little bit."
Corbett caused a flurry of excitement last week when he disclosed on "Live With Regis and Kelly" that he and longtime girlfriend Bo Derek will probably get married one of these days. When that happens, it sounds like it could be Derek's own dad officiating.
"I've witnessed Bo's dad marry a couple of people, and he was great. He's got his papers as a minister of the Universal Life Church," says Corbett. But mainly, he's been known as a purveyor of British motorcycles, who had his own shops. "He had a great time. He sold motorcycles to Elvis and Steve McQueen."
ON THE PERSONAL SIDE: Timothy Hutton's been enjoying some fatherhood time while he's busy shooting the third season of his TNT "Leverage" series on location in Oregon. With him much of the time have been his sons, 23-year-old Noah, by ex-wife Debra Winger, and 8-year-old Milo, by his present wife, French illustrator Aurore Giscard d'Estaing. Tabloid reports had the couple splitting last summer, but Hutton says, "We're trying to work things out."
D'Estaing headquarters in France, where Milo goes to school. And regardless of the rough patch the marriage has been going through this past year, Hutton says that as soon as the third season of "Leverage" wraps in August, "I'll be heading back to France immediately."
He also hopes to get a directorial assignment in the works during hiatus and is looking forward to a fourth season of the high-tech caper show in which he and his crew pull cons on villains. The fact that "Leverage" has been moved to a time slot on Sunday nights this season, launching June 20, bodes well for the program, he believes. "I'm thrilled by the show's placement," he says. "I'd love to see it go for a fourth season." Or more.
FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT: Jaleel White's launching his Web series "Fake It Til You Make It" on Hulu this week — the same week as "Family Matters: The Complete First Season" is coming out on DVD. No coincidence.
"That's literally us turning a negative into a positive," says White, still remembered as the amazingly irritating Steve Urkel 12 years after the long-running sitcom left the air. "We had no say in the release of the DVD — which is Warner Bros.' prerogative. If it had been up to me, it would have had more bonus features. Anyway, when we found out it was coming out June 8, we pushed up our date."
White, who's done quite a bit of work behind the scenes as a writer and producer for such entities as the Disney Channel and Imagine Entertainment, is the star and creative force behind "Fake It Til You Make It" — about a former child star turned Hollywood image consultant. Wayne Brady and Debbie Allen are among the guest stars. He notes, "I wrote every episode, secured every location. Every fancy car you see, I got it. I bought lunch for the crew. Every article of clothing you see on my back — I shopped for it with my stylist."
He's partnering with Todd Pellegrino of ESPN's "Mayne Street" online show, who directed the "Fake It" episodes. Having acted in a Web series last year — "Road to the Altar" — White says he's seeing the medium blow up into a force to be reckoned with right now. "I feel like I've been blessed to be able to become a part of it and see this change unfold. It's funny, though — a lot of the talent is happier to be involved than the talent reps at this point. We had to tell people, 'Look, this may be the best pilot your client gets this year.' We shot our Web series during pilot season, and with some of the talent, we had to juggle our shooting schedule around their auditions for network shows."
White makes it clear he has no problem with people remembering Urkel. "I'm proud of that work. I'll never run from it. You know, as much as you hear about child stars who go wrong, there are more of us who go on to constructive adult lives. Jodie Foster, Kurt Russell — you could go on and on."
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