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Sarah Jessica Parker reveals she was fired from hit movie Antz

Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
October 20, 2016
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Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she was fired from not one, but two animated movies. The 51-year-old actress spilled the beans during an interview on The Howard Stern Show this week, admitting that she lost her roles in Antz, in which she had been set to play Princess Bala, and later in the 2004 movie Home on the Range.

"I was fired from Antz, that animated movie. Apparently I was a bad ant," Sarah told her host. "I had my own (voice) but then they brought in Sharon Stone, so I was like, 'Oh, you really did go a different (direction). She's down here, she's like old movie star vixen, you know."

Sarah Jessica Parker was fired from animation Antz

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed she was fired from two animated movies

She continued: "What was upsetting was they even called me the week before they fired me, they called me to tell me how great I was. Which I felt, was like a set-up, but I think they meant it at that time."

The 1998 release went on to be a big hit, starring the voices of Woody Allen, Dan Ackroyd, Danny Glover, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone and Gene Hackman.

Sarah Jessica Parker lost her Antz role to Sharon Stone

The star lost the role of Princess Bala in Antz to Sharon Stone

Years later, Sarah found herself in the same predicament when she was let go from the 2004 film Home on the Range. While she didn't reveal which character she had been set to play, the star confirmed she had had a number of voice sessions under her belt before the decision was made.

"I can't remember which movie fired me first!" she told Howard. "The first time they were like, 'We are going in a different direction.' Which I always heard as, like, a joke."

Not that those experiences in any way dented Sarah's career. She famously played Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City from 1998 until 2004, and currently stars in the HBO series Divorce.

Sarah Jessica Parker hints about third Sex and the City movie

Sarah recently teased about the possibility of a third Sex and the City film

Last month, the star teased about the possibility of a third SATC movie. "We have this very long and honoured relationship with those women and men that watched our show," she told Entertainment Tonight.

"We aren't casual about it and we have to know that we are offering up something that is deserving of their time and affection and dollars for tickets. So, we consider all those things. That means we aren't being flighty with them. It's not on the table. It's in the warming drawer."

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