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Evan Handler on Ricky Gervais' Sex and the City Crack: "I Would Have Laughed, Too."

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Actor Evan Handler may have played T.V. husband to Kristin Davis' character Charlotte York for many years, but that doesn't mean he took any offense to Ricky Gervais' "airbrush" jab at the fab foursome during this month's Golden Globes.

"It doesn't bother or affect me in the least," Handler told Niteside. "I guess if I had been there or seen it, I would have laughed too."

In fact, Handler said while he undoubtedly enjoyed being part of the Sex and the City phenom, he doesn't miss reprising his role as the lovable Harry Goldenblatt.

"No,"said Handler. "I really like the show I'm working on now -- it's a blast, tons of fun."

The show is Showtimes' Californication, in which Handler plays Charlie Runkle, Hank's (David Duchovny) quirky friend and agent. The series is currently screening its fourth season and was picked up for a fifth, debuting in April.

Until then, Handler is tapping into his thespian roots. He wrapped up a two-night reading of friend and playwright's Jacquelyn Reingold's latest work "Acapulco" at SoBe Arts' Little Stage Theater last night.

"I've known her [Reingold] for a long time," explained Handler. "It's a really beautiful play - it contains really modern commentary the powerless of an unmarried woman of that era, the even less powerful black man of that era, all woven in to this hysterically funny and congenitally moving, 1965 south Broadway comedy."

Also on the horizon for Handler is a new HBO flick called Too Big to Fail, based on a book about the 2008 financial crisis. Slated to air in May, the film is directed by L.A. Confidential's Curtis Hansen and will also star Billy Crudup.

And if that's not enough, the leukemia survivor and author says he may even pen his third book in the near future.

"I think I probably will, but I'm not working on anything on the moment," he said. "I also have a four year old so I'm pretty busy with that."

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