I love that they were never made to be friends—their DNA is so radically different from one to the next—and they have found this incomparable friendship that is really truly inspiring to me. It changes the way I think about my friendships constantly. It changes the way I look at friendships, respond to friends' choices, and that is, in large part, the writing. Well, it's not even a large part. It is the writing.
Cynthia: There was a time when Charlotte and Miranda were having a big fight about Charlotte's decision to stop working and to focus on having a child, and Miranda was very disapproving. Charlotte really called her on it, and Charlotte said: 'Isn't that what the feminist movement is about? It's not about you have to work or you have to stay home. It's about choices." And I think that, as Sarah said, these four women are so different from each other, and they have such different points of view. They've made such different life choices, but they love each other. And they're not shy about offering their opinions to each other.
I think that that's one of the things I'm most proud of. I think we're a feminist show, but being a feminist show doesn't mean you have to have a career or you have to not be married or you have to be married. For these four women who are very close, but very different, we see a whole range of what's available out there.