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Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth were back in familiar surroundings on Sunday evening as filming commenced on the Paris set of new Sex And The City spin-off, And Just Like That. 

With romance evidently the order of the day, the screen couple were seen gazing earnestly at one another while shooting a scene on the appropriately scenic Passerelle des Arts. 

Crossing the French capital’s River Seine, the pedestrian footbridge is a popular tourist destination, with visiting couples frequently attaching padlocks with their first names written or engraved on them to the railing as a romantic gesture.  

Just like old times: Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth were back in familiar surroundings on Sunday evening as filming commenced on the Paris set of new Sex And The City spin-off, And Just Like That

Wearing a stylish floral print dress, Parker, 56 – dressed in character as fashion conscious socialite Carrie Bradshaw – looked typically stylish as she filmed her latest scenes on the Parisian landmark. 

Meanwhile Noth, 66, wore the trademark charcoal grey suit favored by his character as they shared what appeared to be an intimate conversation. 

Paris holds fond memories for Sex And The City fans, with the city serving as a backdrop for one of its biggest scenes. 

It was in the French capital that Big famously rescued Carrie from a doomed relationship with pretentious Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky – a move that ultimately rekindled their romance. 

Side by side: With romance evidently the order of the day, the screen couple shot a scene on the appropriately scenic Passerelle des Arts

Side by side: With romance evidently the order of the day, the screen couple shot a scene on the appropriately scenic Passerelle des Arts

Looking good: Wearing a stylish floral print dress, Parker - dressed in character as fashion conscious socialite Carrie Bradshaw - looked typically stylish as she filmed her latest scenes on the Parisian landmark

Looking good: Wearing a stylish floral print dress, Parker – dressed in character as fashion conscious socialite Carrie Bradshaw – looked typically stylish as she filmed her latest scenes on the Parisian landmark

But while times have changed since that season six reunion in 2004, the chemistry was still evident as they returned to the city of love on Sunday. 

In July, leaked scripts revealed that Carrie wasn’t so sure about her role in her marriage to Big, according to Page Six.

In the scene, Carrie is dining out with a few of her best friends, including Stanford Blatch (played by the late Willie Garson), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis).

Rumours: In July, leaked scripts revealed that Carrie wasn't so sure about her role in her marriage to Big

Rumours: In July, leaked scripts revealed that Carrie wasn’t so sure about her role in her marriage to Big

Close: But the chemistry was still evident as they returned to Paris on Sunday

Close: But the chemistry was still evident as they returned to Paris on Sunday

Carrie & Big forever: n Sex And The City Chris played the commitment-phobe financial adviser Mr. Big while Parker portrayed Bradshaw; seen in 2002

Carrie & Big forever: n Sex And The City Chris played the commitment-phobe financial adviser Mr. Big while Parker portrayed Bradshaw; seen in 2002

Bradshaw, who’s now in her 50’s and hosts a podcast, seems to say she isn’t in a good place: ‘I was taping the podcast, I was washing my hair. Yes, I wasn’t eating or sleeping, but at least I felt good about my marriage. Now I’m just one of the wives he was taking care of?’

Carrie and Big were married at the New York Public Library after plans failed for an elaborate luxury wedding in the first Sex and the City movie.

Noth admitted he was ‘hesitant’ to reprise his role for the revival and felt as though he gave the character his all, but was swayed to come back after a little pep talk from producers.

I've got you: Noth was seen wrapping an arm around Parker's waist as they filmed their scenes

I’ve got you: Noth was seen wrapping an arm around Parker’s waist as they filmed their scenes

Quiet on set: Lighting equipment could be seen on the historic bridge during Sunday's shoot

Quiet on set: Lighting equipment could be seen on the historic bridge during Sunday’s shoot 

Banter: The couple shared a joke off-camera as they took a break between takes

Banter: The couple shared a joke off-camera as they took a break between takes 

‘It was a little bit of a sort of creative negotiation because I didn’t really feel I had anything to offer in that role again,’ he told Yahoo! Finance Live. ‘It kind of felt like I had done it.

‘But [executive producer] Michael Patrick King is just an incredible writer and has incredible creative ideas. And once we got together and talked about the potential of what we could do with the character, I was all in.’

Noth played the commitment-phobe financial adviser while Parker portrayed a best-selling novelist and columnist in the series which debuted in 1998. 

And Just Like That… will launch on pay-per-view channel HBO in December.  

Chilly: Parker covered herself in a quilted coat on a cool night in Paris

Chilly: Parker covered herself in a quilted coat on a cool night in Paris 

MEET THE SATC NEWCOMERS 

Nicole Ari Parker, 50

BEST KNOWN FOR: She made her screen debut with a leading role in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love and went on to appear in Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

HER SATC ROLE:  Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports. Park Avenue was also the location of the swank apartment owned by one of the four main characters Charlotte York played by Kristin

Karen Pittman, 35 

BEST KNOWN FOR: She portrayed the character of Jory in the 2012 Lincoln Center production of Disgraced and has performed in FX Network’s The Americans and Netflix’s Luke Cage, as Lisa and Inspector Priscilla Ridley 

HER SATC ROLE: She will be playing Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace – possibly with some connection to Cynthia’s character Miranda Hobbes, who is an attorney. 

Sarita Choudhury, 54

BEST KNOWN FOR: Her role in the Mira Nair-directed feature film Mississippi Masala. In the late 1990s, Choudhury added to her repertoire with supporting roles in the thriller A Perfect Murder, 3 A.M., and the John Cassavetes remake Gloria

HER SATC ROLE: Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps.

Here come the girls! The new show, entitled And Just Like That..., has been filming in New York City with three of the original four stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (pictured in July)

Here come the girls! The new show, entitled And Just Like That…, has been filming in New York City with three of the original four stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (pictured in July)

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