Friday 21 October 2016

'I try not to think that I am writing for SJP', says Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan
Sharon Horgan

She's been tasked with the daunting job of writing a show for the TV comeback of one of the world's biggest actresses but Sharon Horgan won't let the pressure get to her.

The Irish comic's latest project, Divorce, has been bought by American network HBO and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, who hasn't appeared in a TV series since iconic show Sex And The City.

While working with a Hollywood heavyweight is daunting, Sharon admitted she tries to forget about who she's working with to stop her from going "crazy".

"I think the best thing is to not think about that, or you'll go a little bit crazy. I just approached it like any show, and write as true and funny a tale, or as true and dramatic a tale as you can," she said.

While the Catastrophe star (45) is a self-confessed fan of the famous series, she believes the world has "moved on" from Sex And The City.

"We're lucky in that we have some great writers and we've gotten a ridiculous cast.

From the minute I met her, we didn't even really talk about it," she said.

"[Sex And the City] was obviously a show that I watched and enjoyed, and it was a huge part of her life. But she's moved on, and the world moved on.

"I'm not saying it doesn't have a bit of baggage around it, but I don't think of it like that. I'm certainly not," she added.

In Divorce, Parker will play a woman going through a messy split from her husband.

"I thought about what I'd like to see her in, what I'd like to watch her in," she told Refinery 29.

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