Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to TV in October, with new HBO series ‘Divorce’. The series follows Frances, a wife and mother who falls out of love with her husband and is looking for a fresh start. But according to Parker, Frances is unlike any character the actress has played before, especially Carrie Bradshaw.

Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker's new character isn't anything like Carrie Bradshaw

Speaking to TV critics in Beverly Hills Saturday, Parker said: “From the moment I read the pilot, I thought Frances was her own person. She was so distinct from not only Carrie, but any other character I have ever played.”

Any role Parker takes on will inevitably face comparisons to Carrie, but the actress says this time the characters were so different she didn't even have to try and separate them. "I don't think that we actually talked a lot about trying to make her different,” she said.

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"I think this story is different. I was always interested in the story of marriage, that's how this all started. The only time that we really were cognisant of distinction was when we started talking about the wardrobe.”

Frances, a suburban wife and mother, probably won’t be as fashion forward or experimental as Carrie, but that doesn't mean she won't have her own aesthetic. “Pretty much everything Frances wears is used, whether it's from Etsy, vintage, thrift shops along the Northeast corridor,” Parker explained.

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“It's a very specific idea about somebody who has an aesthetic that will be revealed more over the season. Fashion doesn't dictate. She has to dress. For the most part it's required by law when you walk into your place of work to be dressed.

"Everything is utilitarian. I think you see it in everything, in Thomas Haden Church's character (Frances’ husband), in our children's clothing. The family is sort of isolated in a period without it being a period piece. It was important. We thought a lot about that.”

'Divorce' premieres on HBO, Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m.