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updated 2/17/2011 2:58:35 PM ET 2011-02-17T19:58:35

Ready for more Carrie Bradshaw?

After six successful TV seasons and two blockbuster films, Sarah Jessica Parker says she's willing to give "Sex and the City" another go. (Although it was a box office hit, last summer's "Sex and the City 2" was blasted by critics.)

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"I would go back," the 45-year-old actress told the L.A. Times from the set of her new movie, "I Don't Know How She Does It." "I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is."

Still, Parker notes that even if producer Michael Patrick King were to develop a third film, it may be awhile before she steps back into Bradshaw's Manolos.

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"I'd definitely tell that [third] story, and I know Michael would do it right," she says. "But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?"

Why the wait? "It's not that I want to get away from it," the mom of three explained. "In a million years, who could get away from it?"

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Citing a desire to feel challenged by her work, Parker explained that "if I'm not scared again that's not good for me. If I'm not terrified and nauseous and worried the first two weeks of production, then what's going to happen? You could wither on the vine. It's like if you can't use your leg. It just atrophies."

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The actress also balks at reports claiming the next "Sex and the City" installment could be a prequel — one which would reportedly enlist "Gossip Girl's" Blake Lively as a young Bradshaw.

"I was like, 'Wha-a-a-a-t?'" Parker said. "There are a lot of important and interesting stories that 21-year-olds can tell. I don't begrudge any 21-year-old the opportunity to tell their stories. They prove to us on an everyday basis that they're interesting. Even their narcissism is interesting. Even their inertia is interesting. Even their tonal speech patterns are interesting."PHOTOS: Sarah Jessica Parker's style evolution

"But I don't think we can pretend to go back," she added. "It's creating two histories. It's like, 'Oh I didn't know that about Carrie Bradshaw.'"

Copyright 2012 Us Weekly

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  1. Season 1

    In 1998, we met Carrie Bradshaw, a single New York City newspaper columnist with a teensy apartment, a stunning wardrobe, and her very own Prince Charming ... Mr. Big. "Her life was meant to be something of a bohemian fairy tale," said makeup artist Kabuki, who was brought in by costume designer Pat Fields for the first two seasons of the show. "I used a lot of pearly highlights around the eyes and along the cheekbones, and would often smudge glittery black pencil around her eyes."

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  2. Season 2

    In the second season, Carrie and Big are on-again off-again. Her makeup, however, is incredibly consistent. "If it hadn't been so early in my career, I would have pushed it further, but back then I just wanted to play it safe," said Kabuki. Of course, that didn't mean he didn't have a few tricks up his sleeve: "Before she left my chair, I'd mist her face with Evian water for that dewy, fresh feeling. It kept the makeup from looking heavy and went with her character's youthful vibe."

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  3. Season 3

    "This is when Carrie meets Aidan for the first time," recalled Judy Chin, who was Sarah Jessica Parker's personal makeup artist for the last four seasons of the show, and both movies. "We were able to read the script far enough in advance to know that she'd be meeting a new guy and that he'd stick around for a while -- so took care to not to let the makeup distract from the moment. We wanted to show pure Carrie as we know her: Black mascara, flushed cheeks, and a bit of pink liner on the lips topped with clear gloss."

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  4. Season 5

    "Carrie's brows are a group effort. Both Sarah Jessica and I weigh in on the grooming," said Chin. "Her two brows are very different so we just went with it. I'd fill them in very slighty with a seal brown pencil and extend them out a bit, like I did here, for a bit of glamour. When brows are too groomed, it isn't youthful. The asymmetrical nature just adds to Carrie's charm."

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  5. Season 6

    In the final season, Carrie moved to Paris with her lover, Aleksandr Petrovsky -- but brought along her New York City beauty sense. "I knew for this scene she'd be wearing a simple black dress and only be seen sitting down -- so it could be a big hair moment," said Mandy Lyons, who worked as Sarah Jessica Parker's personal hairstylist for seasons 5 and 6, plus both movies. "I created two extreme textures with one hairdo: Quite slick in the front and teased and voluminous in back. I backcombed the ponytail until it had the texture of cotton candy," said the British hairstylist. "It was a very sweet look."

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  6. 'Sex and The City: The Movie'

    After Big left Carrie at the altar, director Michael Patrick King was very clear with the hair and makeup teams that he wanted her look to mirror her depression. "I think of this as Carrie's dark period. I was thinking goth," said Chin. "I just drowned her in black liner." Lyons's job, however, required a bit more planning. "Before the wig was made, we tested hair colors against SJP's skin to find the shade that was closest to her natural base. We added auburn and honey gold highlights so that the wig wouldn't read too flat on screen," she said.

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  7. 'Sex and The City 2': '80s Flashback!

    "Sarah Jessica wore this Madonna-inspired look very well," said Chin. "I was worried the colors -- deep purple shadow, fuchsia lipstick, and contour powder -- would be too harsh and vibrant, but she looked great." Her hair was just as successful: "We used a wig but it was still really fun for me to do technically," said Lyons. "I scrunch-dried it with strong gel and added the bow very last minute. We burnt it with cigarettes for that lived-in feel. It was meant to look like she'd plucked it right off the corner of her mirror."

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  8. 'Sex and The City 2'

    "For this movie I wanted to bring back the old Carrie," said Chin. She kept the skin as bare as possible and focused on creating a natural, lit-from-within flush. She blended cheek stains, powder blushes and bronzers to create the perfect rosy glow. And for the hair? "Carrie has moved in with Big, she's uptown in an amazing apartment and she's more serious now," said Lyons. "I went for something more sophisticated: soft, brushed-out waves with a sexy, dry shine."

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