Today, anywhere in the world, say the name of actress Sarah Jessica Parker, and every fan of TV shows will say it's Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.
It's hard to imagine another actress in the role now, although in the beginning, the producers were one step away from giving up on Parker.
Initially she was invited to the role of Carrie, but she was too long in doubt - to accept the offer or not.
Then at the casting was invited actress Lisa Edelstein, known to the general audience for the role of the head of the hospital Princeton-Plainsboro Lisa Cuddy in the House TV series.
The actress was successful in her casting. "The contract was practically mine. I just had to wait for an answer from Sarah. And she finally said yes," the actress recalled.
She was given the go-ahead, and Parker became a big celebrity after Sex and the City.