Sarah Jessica Parker still has her iconic 'Carrie' necklace from 'Sex and the City'.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

The 52-year-old actress admits the nameplate jewellery is her most prized souvenir from her time playing fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV series.

She said: "I have the Carrie necklace still. I love it and it's tucked away somewhere safe."

And one of the actress' favourite scenes from the show was when Carrie freaked out after almost losing the necklace in Paris - and she wishes she could film it again as she had her own moment of panic when she couldn't find the jewellery for one of the 'SATC' spin-off movies.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival, she admitted: "I wish I could play that scene again, because now that I've lived through it, I'd do a much better job."

Sarah - who has son James, 14, and twin daughters Loretta and Tabitha, seven, with husband Matthew Broderick - has kept the majority of her on-screen wardrobe from the show.

She admitted: "We have probably 95 percent of the clothing archived. I have it all.

"I don't touch it or wear it but all of that is really meaningful."

Meanwhile, the actress revealed she and her 'SATC' co-star Cynthia Nixon frequently competed for stage roles when they were children.

She said: "Cynthia Nixon and I were always in a waiting room together.

"She got a lot of the parts and rightfully so. I love her and admire her even more today, and I've known her since she was 11."

Sarah was one of few actresses who auditioned for both musicals and plays because she "didn't know [she] shouldn't be doing both."

And she found the process for landing roles in musicals was "high energy, nervous making, competitive ... and it's brutal."

In comparison, the audition process for "straight plays" was very different.

She said: "It is quiet and contemplative just like Cynthia Nixon."

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