Sex and the City movie secrets

May 22, 2008 at 3:51 a.m. ET

While we adore the fab four as they create their own fairy tales and versions of happily ever after, the scene is set as Jennifer Hudson joins the cast as Carrie's assistant, Louise from St. Louis.

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In a refreshing twist, we're getting accustomed to the youthful character juxtaposed against the savvy New Yorker. The young woman who comes to NYC looking for love in contrast to the one who writes about it for a living.

As for the juicy stuff? Hudson hadn't even seen SATC prior to this role and now she is hooked! And this is her very first acting gig without any singing involved. Although the Academy Award winner doesn't sing in the flick, she belts out a powerful song on the soundtrack.

And oh yeah, like most New York women, yours truly included, Hudson's character has a passion for fashion and in particular, handbags. Louis Vuitton, anyone?

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