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Can you imagine Sex and The City without Sarah Jessica Parker as the show’s beloved lead Carrie Bradshaw? Psh, please. Neither can we. The show is synonymous with SJP. But believe it or not, another actress was signed up for the part. And she was *gasp* a brunette!

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Yep, us too SJP!

According to ex-House star and current Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce lead Lisa Edelstein, SHE was signed up to be our Bradshaw.

“It wasn’t a rumor, that actually happened,” said Edelstein when asked if she was really approached for the iconic part in a recent Access Hollywood interview.

According to Lisa, her SATC contract was signed, sealed and delivered. She was ready to be the most popular young lady in NYC…but only if SJP turned down the role.

“I was either going to do it or not. It all depended on whether she said yes,” Lisa explained. “My contract was complete. I was waiting.”

What? The super profesh, disease fighting Dr. Cuddy as Carrie? That would have changed everything!

Lisa says the whole experience prevented her from ever flipping on SATC. “Yeah, I didn’t really watch it. It was too painful.” Yep, that sucks. But who are we kidding, thank god she didn’t get it! We love our Carrie just as she is.

Watch Edelstein talk about her SATC near-casting below.

Tough break, Lisa!