Kristin Davis, now on new TV show, can’t escape Charlotte’s web

Kristin Davis, best known from her years spent as Charlotte on “Sex and the City,” returns to series television Thursday in the new CBS comedy “Bad Teacher.”

She plays Ginny, a prim, Type-A, uppity instructor. With a penchant for ponytails. And cardigans.

Sound familiar?

“I looked at myself in the mirror one day and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh I can’t believe it; I tried not to do this,’” said Davis, 49, in a phone interview from London, where she’s making her West End debut in the play “Fatal Attraction.”

“You go to do a new character and I always say, ‘I don’t want to wear pink, I don’t want to wear Charlotte colors,’ ” she added. “In the end, everyone’s like, ‘Oh, it’s like Charlotte.’ That’s what happens when you play a character for as long as I played [her].”

For six seasons and two feature films, Davis was one-fourth of the cosmo-sipping, man-eating quartet on the memorable HBO series.

Her new role as Ginny has her playing the thorn-in-the-side of Meredith (Ari Graynor of “Fringe”) — think a younger Samantha who prefers to marry into money rather than to make it herself. Ginny is not amused by her co-worker’s seductive style.

“Ginny is like Charlotte if Charlotte didn’t have a happy life,” Davis said. “Ginny is kind of angry. Kind of stressed out.”

Kind of the opposite of Davis, a self-described bohemian who’s quick to giggle and doesn’t take things too seriously.

“I’m way more of a slob than both Ginny and Charlotte,” said the mother of a toddler who’s busy doing eight shows a week in London.

She’s filmed 13 episodes of “Bad Teacher,” premiering at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on WBBM-Channel 2. The series is based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz film by the same name.

While the main character is indeed a bad teacher, she can also be a good influence — much like Davis’ real-life high-school drama instructor in South Carolina.

“He didn’t really follow the rules, sometimes in bad ways,” Davis said, declining to elaborate. “But on the other hand he was very inspiring and passionate about what he did.”

She credits him with helping her become a professional actor, a career whose perks called for a few dreamy weeks in French Polynesia while shooting Vince Vaughn’s 2009 comedy “Couples Retreat.”

“We’d been in Bora Bora for a month, which was of course beautiful, hot weather,” she said. “Then we had to fly to Chicago in January and shoot outside the airport in the snow … because Vince Vaughn always wants to shoot in Chicago for every movie. We were really mad at him. And did that scene end up in the movie? No, it did not.”

Might another movie — one that ends with a “3” and allows Davis to reprise her best-known role — be in the offing?

“I wish I knew,” she said. “The stars have to align perfectly. It’s never easy … but I’m hopeful.”

Source: Sun times

Kristin Davis Joins the Momtastic Family as Guest Editor

TotallyHer Media’s Momtastic (http://www.momtastic.com), a leading destination offering inspiration and solutions for family and life, announced today October’s Guest Editor: Kristin Davis, mother of one, actress from the beloved series Sex and the City, and patron to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. During the month of October, Kristin will be talking about two of her passions: her daughter and the Elephant Orphanage. Kristin gives Momtastic an exclusive look into her participation at the International March for Elephants in NYC. She also offers up some of her favorite children’s books, the best lesson from her parents, her nickname for her daughter, and what surprised her most about being a mom.

“Being a part of the Momtastic Guest Editor program is a great avenue for me to share not only my journey as a mother but also my work as a humanitarian,” stated Davis. “Becoming a mom has made it even more clear to me that protecting wildlife and our planet is crucial to keep our children healthy, safe, and happy. I’m thrilled to get a chance to spread the word.”

Noteworthy quotes from Kristin’s Momtastic blogs:
From ‘Kristin Fills Us In’

“Most people would be surprised to know that… I’m kind of a hippy.”
“My can’t-live-without beauty product is… Epicuren Hydro Plus moisturizer.”
“The thing that surprised me the most about becoming a mom was… the ache that I feel when I am away from her.”
“The best part of my day is… when my daughter wakes up.”
“My advice to working mothers is… give yourself a break sometimes.”

From ‘Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Humanitarian Causes’

“I think the best way to educate your children about philanthropy is by example.”
“Children are naturally generous, and “adopting” an elephant gives them an education in so many things like science and our environment, through the updates that come every month focusing on the growth and development of that ele.” (in regards to her work with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)
“The children and the elephants seem to relate to each other with a special language. Each child knows the story of how their elephant was orphaned and each child wants to be a part of taking care if that little ele.” (in regards to her work with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)

“We are thrilled to have Kristin as the October Guest Editor,” said Rebecca Schmitt, Vice President and General Manager of TotallyHer Media. “Our community is always looking for ways to connect better with their families and the charitable work Kristin is doing is an inspiration to all women.”

To read all the exclusive articles from Guest Editor Kristin Davis please visit http://www.momtastic.com/author/kristin-davis.

Source: PR Web

Kristin Davis Opens Up About 9/11 Experience

Kristin Davis has opened up about the moment two airline employees took her into their home when she was left stranded in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

The Sex and The City star has revealed she was on a plane waiting for take-off at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when two hijacked jets were crashed into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, killing thousands.
The whole region went into lockdown and all flights were grounded, leaving the actress stranded at the airport with her dog and unable to make her way home.

Davis was rescued by two American Airlines employees, Kathy and John DeRigger, who took pity on the star and welcomed her into their home. She recalled the poignant scenes in a series of posts on her Twitter.com page on the 12-year anniversary of the atrocity on Wednesday (11Sep13).

She writes, “I will never forget the DeRigger family who took my dog and I home with them from Jfk on 9/11. Kindness + love prevailed… (they were) total strangers! They worked for American Airlines… We has (sic) just wrapped Satc (Sex and The City) +my golden (retriever) + I were on a plane on the tarmac at Jfk am 9/11 (sic). Captain Posey got my dog out of cargo… Then we stayed with the crew + Aa staff for many hours with no way home, because of bridges being locked down… Then Kathy + John DeRigger, Aa employees took us 2 (to) their home then drove us out to a friend’s house that pm. They were our heroes!”

Source: Contact Music

Belles of the ball: Kristin Davis and Sophia Bush shine in printed dresses for charity benefit

Both women are seasoned television stars, while being nearly two decades apart in age.

Despite the generational gap Kristin Davis, 48, and Sophia Bush, 31, looked like summertime belles in ornately patterned dresses as they attended the Invisible Children awareness-raising event in Los Angeles, on Saturday night.
And as it turns out the pair share another even more important trait in common, a philanthropic spirit.

The Sex And The City star’s Twitter page has been dominated of late with an ongoing conversation about endangered elephants in Africa, which are currently being threatened by fugitive warlord Joseph Kony.

The actress has been actively working with Invisible Children, a group that is intent upon bringing Kony to justice.
Kristin donned a black and yellow patterned halter top dress for an awareness building event to tell the story of both animal and human rights abuses currently taking place in Central Africa by Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.

Wearing her dark locks in a loose pile over her shoulders, Kristin was pretty in a light coating of make-up as she strapped her feet into a pair of black and white platform heels.

Source: Daily Mail