Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker says shooting on the 'Sex and the City: The Movie' sequel will start next summer.

But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months

The 43-year-old actress - who reprised her role as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the big-screen version of the hit US TV show earlier this year - has revealed plans are already in motion for the follow-up.

She said: "I think shooting next summer is a realistic timetable. That's when we'd start shooting to be out in 2010. But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months."

Parker also revealed the main "hurdle" in getting the movie off the ground is finding a realistic premise for the plot.

She added: "We've had very general conversations about the idea. That's the big hurdle: the idea. The studio is very enthusiastic, which is lovely and seductive.

"We're at the place where the writer and director, Michael Patrick King, has a wealth of stories so now it's, 'We think we have this story and how do we put this together and are we completely sure that it's the right thing to do?' "

Parker - who is expected to be joined by co-stars Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in the sequel - said her character Carrie, who married her boyfriend in the last movie, is unlikely to have children in the next film.

She told MTV: "It doesn't seem as if that's going to be a choice she'll make. I don't know. Michael and I never talk about it. That doesn't mean that won't be part of the story. We just haven't figured it out. It feels a little bit manipulative to toss that into the mix, because she seems so pointed in a different direction."