04/17/2010 AT 6:00 AM ET
Starring as the object of obsession in the ultimate chick flick and TV series, Sex and the City, Chris Noth knows a thing or two about women.
Having reprised his role as Mr. Big, now married to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, in the big screen’s Sex and the City 2 (opening May 27), the actor, 55, tells May’s Redbook (on sale April 20) that when it comes to romancing his fiancée, the actress Tara Wilson: “I always think it’s the little things that count There are a million romantic little things I do.”
For instance, says Noth, “Love letters were a big part of my romantic life when I was younger. I feel sad that we’re living in a culture that doesn t write letters anymore – it’s a lost art. It’s something that adds dimension to the romantic life. Emails and texts just don t cut it.”
As for the new movie, which shifts part of the action from Manhattan to the desert climes of Dubai, he says: “There s a lot of humor, which I love. But it’s also a great look into Carrie and Big’s relationship and what marriage means to them. No matter how long you’ve know someone, marriage changes some things in unexpected ways. And it’s a learning process for Carrie and Big.”
In terms of his own education thanks to SATC: “There’s a lot of potent material on the show about forgiveness and friendship and having fun in life and not buying into clichés. But if anything, the takeaway I’ve always gotten is that the bond between female friends is a constant, regardless of relationship status, that’s strong enough to withstand anything.”