The ‘Real’ versions of Carrie and Co.
Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 4:00 AM
The “Real Housewives of New York City” like to be a little “Sex and the City.”
After five of the six “Real” ladies hit Wall St. yesterday to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, we couldn’t help but draw comparisons to an episode of the hit HBO show in which Carrie Bradshaw did the very same. Naturally, the “Housewives” couldn’t help themselves, either.
Jill Zarin was the first to point a finger. “LuAnn would be Samantha!” she chirped of Countess de Lesseps, who is separated from hubby Alexandre. “She’s like … hot.” Chimed in Ramona Singer, “And she likes lots of sex!” De Lesseps simply laughed off the comparison, responding, “I’m adventurous!”
Alex McCord relates to Miranda Hobbs — “I’m no-nonsense,” she quipped — while Kelly Bensimon thinks she’s more of a mix. “I’m both Charlotte and Carrie,” she said.
But Zarin begged to differ. “You’re a writer! You’re Carrie!” she yelled over the noise from the floor.
“Okay, fine,” Bensimon sighed dramatically, rolling her eyes in Zarin’s direction. “I’m Carrie.”
Singer, meanwhile, thinks that none of them can be just one character alone. “I’m like Carrie — I put my foot in my mouth all the time,” she said. “But I’m Samantha, too, because I’m very business-oriented.”
Laughed McCord, “We all have a little Samantha in us!”
The ladies all feel that they should make an appearance in the upcoming “SATC” sequel. Said the countess with a smile, “We’re their kind of girls.”