Sarah Jessica Parker has said Sex And The City's women were much more supportive of each other than the current crop of TV stars.

The actress, who played Carrie Bradshaw said she was proud of how her character and those of her co-stars treated each other in the long-running HBO series.

Asked why people loved Carrie so much, she said: "She was a really good friend. That's why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishnesses. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection.

"I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we're not always the very best friends we can be... It's kind of surprising to say, but in a way [Sex And The City] was a more innocent time.

"I think so much reality television - and the women that dominate culture today - are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that's really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other woman in Sex And The City were really nice to each other."