Bobby Cannavale Has a Great Idea for ‘Sex and the City’


Theroux, Mandy Moore, Billy Crudup, and Cannavale last night.Photo: Getty Images

He’s come a long way since — Will’s boyfriend! Broadway next season! — but to Sex and the City fans Bobby Cannavale will always be “Funky Spunk,” film editor Adam Ball, one of Samantha’s many suitors and the guy with, as she put it, “the funkiest-tasting spunk.” So with buzz about the pending Sex and the City movie recently reaching a saturation point — the ladies are all in! So’s Big! — we couldn’t help but wonder when we saw Cannavale at the premiere of his friend Justin Theroux’s directorial debut, Dedication, whether his character, too, will return. “I doubt it,” he said. “I would be flattered if they asked me, but I hadn’t really thought about it. Back when the show was still on, I ran into Michael Patrick King and I was like, ‘I have a fantastic idea to bring this guy back!’ He listened to it then and thought it was funny so maybe I should call him back up.” So what’s that fantastic idea? “I can’t tell you,” Cannavale said. “I’ll tell him first and then, you know, if he doesn’t do it. But if he does it, you’ll know.” —Rachel Wolff