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Try to imagine Alec Baldwin as Mr. Big and Aidan Quinn as Aidan in ‘Sex and the City’

We all know the loves of Carrie Bradshaw’s life on Sex and the City were Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and Aidan (John Corbett).

As far as I was concerned, sweet and handsome Aidan was my dream man but Carrie obviously felt differently in the end.

So imagine if those characters had been played by someone other than Noth and Corbett. Show creator Darren Star tells EW has originally had two other actors in mind for those roles.

“I was thinking of Alec Baldwin for Big initially [in Sex and the City]. I don’t really watch Law & Order, but I met with Chris Noth and thought he was perfect. I remember the first table read, how good he was. I’m not saying that Chris was Mr. Big, but he brought a lot of his own persona to the role… We initially were thinking about Aidan Quinn for Aidan, but I think he wasn’t available. I loved John Corbett in Northern Exposure, and we were like, ‘Well, what’s John Corbett been up to?’ He just had the laconic, dudish vibe. But we kept ‘Aidan’ because we loved the name.”

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