Drew Barrymore Has Some Thoughts About That Infamous ‘Sex and the City’ Post-It Note Breakup

We’ll never forget the disappointment we felt toward Sex and the City’s Jack Berger (Ron Livingston) when he broke up with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) by leaving a Post-It Note on her pillow. Everyone seemed to agree that it was a total low blow—well, everyone except Drew Barrymore.

The 48-year-old actress recently made a cameo as herself in the SATC spin-off, And Just Like That. When she arrived on set, she couldn’t help but share her thoughts about the controversial scene after processing it for 25 (!!) years. And much to our surprise, she defended Berger’s actions. (Yes, you read that right.)

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AJLT showrunner Michael Patrick King discussed the interaction during an episode of the And Just Like That...The Writer’s Room podcast. King explained that Barrymore stepped on set and immediately said, “Can I just say one thing?”

King added, “Everybody looked at her and she said, ‘Maybe Berger had it right. If you’re gonna break up with someone, just say, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t. Don’t hate me.’ Don’t drag them through weeks of indecision.’ She was like, ‘I just want to say, as painful as it was, maybe Berger was an emoji.’”

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Barrymore even suggested that Apple make a Post-It Note emoji with Berger’s message, which read: “I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.”

She might be onto something.

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