- Sarah Jessica Parker spoke to Variety about the “And Just Like That” finale.
- Parker said she wouldn’t want Kim Cattrall reprising her role as “Sex and the City” in the reboot.
- Parker and Cattrall were allegedly embroiled in a public feud for years.
According to Sarah Jessica Parker, she and Kim Cattrall won’t have an on-screen reunion in the “Sex and the City” franchise.
During an interview with Variety’s Kate Aurthur to coincide with the “And Just Like That” finale on Thursday, Parker, 56, asked if Cattrall, 65, would ever reprise his character in the
to restart. Parker has played Carrie Bradshaw since 1998, while Cattrall last played Samantha Jones in the sequel to “Sex and the City” in 2010.
Aurthur posed a question asking Parker if she would be content with Cattrall returning to the show.
“I don’t think I would because I think there are too many public stories of feelings from her that she shares,” Parker replied. “I haven’t participated or read any articles, although people are inclined to let me know.”
The article noted that the reboot kept the spirit of Samantha Jones alive by featuring her character in text messages.
“There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim,” Parker added. “Samantha didn’t leave. Samantha’s gift, and I think he was treated with such respect and grace. She wasn’t mean. She was a human being with feelings to about a relationship, so I think we found a way to address that, which was necessary and important for the people who loved him.”
Representatives for Parker and Cattrall did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
There was also speculated tension around a possible third “Sex and the City” film. In September 2017, the Daily Mail reported that the project had been dropped “due to requests from Kim Cattrall”. Cattrall denied this and later mentioned Parker by name while discussing the series with the Daily Mail in October.
“And now, now, at this very moment, it’s pretty extraordinary to have negative press on something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I demand or a diva,” Cattrall said. , the outlet reported. “And that’s really where I take the people of ‘Sex and the City’ and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker to task in that I think she could have been nicer.”
In December 2021, “Sex and the City” showrunner Michael Patrick King told The Hollywood Reporter that Cattrall would “never” be a part of the reboot.
“Kim Cattrall, for some reason, didn’t want to play Samantha anymore while we were doing the [third] movie,” King said. In a separate interview with Variety this month, he said he had “no realistic expectation” of Cattrall returning to play Samantha Jones.
Like the series, the cast also faced speculated drama and scandal. Rumors of a reported feud between Parker and Cattrall have been circulating for several years.
The New York Post reported in October 2017 that Parker and her “Sex and the City” co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis had formed a clique that excluded Cattrall and gained support from the show’s producers.
The New Zealand Herald reported in February 2018 that Parker kicked Cattrall out of a house she rented for herself, Nixon and Davis while filming “Sex and the City” on location in the early 2000s. Parker would not have had as much nudity on screen and would have received a producer credit that Cattrall did not have.
Since then, it has emerged that Parker has tried to smash any beef. After the reboot was announced, Parker responded to a fan on Instagram who claimed she and Cattrall didn’t like each other.
“No. I don’t hate her. I never said that. I never would,” Parker replied. “Samantha is not [sic] part of this story. But she will always be a part of us. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we’re doing.”