EXC Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About SATC Co-star Kim Cattrall And Feud Claims For The First Time
Sarah Jessica Parker has contradicted her Sex And The City co-star Kim Cattrall’s claims that she “had no intention” of returning as Samantha in the third spin-off film.
Last month, Kim, 65, revealed to Variety she had decided not to participate in the planned film after seeing her character stop progressing, saying co-stars Sarah, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis “are not my friends.”
And now Sarah, 57, has opened up about their alleged feud for the first time, claiming it wasn’t Kim who turned down the film, but the studio, because they couldn’t accept her “demands.”
Opening: Sarah Jessica Parker has contradicted her Sex And The City co-star Kim Cattrall’s claims that she “had no intention” of returning as Samantha in the third spin-off film (Sarah pictured in April)
speak frankly to Awards Chatter podcast, the actress, who plays Carrie Bradshaw in the franchise, said it’s “very hard” to talk about the situation.
“I’ve been careful never to say anything unpleasant, because it’s not the way I like to have such complicated conversations.
“The studio, when we started making the third film, there were things they asked for that they couldn’t do – they weren’t comfortable meeting where they wanted to meet.
Takeout: Last month, Kim, 65, revealed to Variety that she had decided not to participate in the planned film after seeing her character’s lack of progression, saying co-stars Sarah, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis “don’t my friends are’ ‘ (photo in April)
“And so we didn’t make the movie because we didn’t want to do it without Kim and the studio wouldn’t do it. So it fell apart.
“It wasn’t like she said no to the movie. It’s that the studio has said no to the film, which you know is happening,” she said.
The six-time Golden Globe award winner admitted he felt disappointed and detailed “working very hard for years.”
Speaking: Sarah, 57, is candid about their alleged feud for the first time, claiming it wasn’t Kim who turned down the film, but the studio, because they couldn’t accept her “demands” (pictured as Carrie Bradshaw in the franchise)
She continued on the showbiz podcast, “Every actor has the right to ask for things, to have a contract that feels right to them.
“I would never have disputed that, because frankly, that’s none of my business. Were we disappointed? Secure. But it happens.
“And then there were just a lot of public conversations about how she felt about the show — and again, it’s not for me to say, ‘You’re wrong, you know, it was a great thing for you.’
“I’ve worked really hard for many years to always be decent to everyone on set, to take care of people, to be responsible for and for people, both my employers and the people I feel I’m responsible for.” as the show’s producer.’
Drama: During a candid conversation on the Awards Chatter podcast, the actress said ‘it’s very difficult’ to talk about the situation’ (pictured with Kim as Samantha Jones on the series)
Sarah described her former co-star’s portrayal of self-proclaimed “try-out sex” Samantha Jones as “amazing” and called Kim “a huge contributor to the success.”
“There’s just no one else who has talked about me this way, so it’s really hurtful because she’s been a huge contributor to the success.
“I love her portrayal of that part and it filled everything. There were four points in the photo and they were all important.’
Praise: Sarah described her former co-star’s portrayal of self-proclaimed ‘try-sexual’ Samantha Jones as ‘amazing’ and called Kim ‘a huge contributor to the success’
Despite the third film being dropped, Sarah, Cynthia, who plays Miranda, and Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte, reprised their roles in a follow-up series called And Just Like That… which premiered six months ago on HBO Max, without Kim, who claimed she heard about the show on social media.
Sarah confessed that Sarah had not been asked to be involved, but insisted that this was not her “slam”.
“She didn’t ask her to participate in this because she made it clear it wasn’t something she wanted to pursue and it didn’t make us feel comfortable anymore, so it didn’t occur to us. But that’s no blow to her.
Not Offered: Despite the third film being cut, Sarah, Cynthia, who stars as Miranda (left), and Kristin Davis (right) who plays Charlotte, reprise their roles in a sequel called And Just Like That…
“You have to listen to someone and if they talk about something in public and it doesn’t suggest it’s a place they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment they want to be in, you get to an age to which you are, “well, we hear that”.
‘We were very dependent on’ [director] Michael [Patrick King] tackling it and figuring out how to talk about Samantha’s absence because we have such affection for Samantha, and we wouldn’t have any affection for Samantha… I mean, it’s all stuck in Kim.
“So you can naturally conclude that it’s there because of Kim’s work.
Absence: The reboot went on without Kim, who claimed she discovered the show on social media
“But we felt comfortable moving on without her, and without that part, because we knew what Michael wanted to do and we thought he was doing a great job and she was there, she was there, and that was kind of nice to us.” everyone and I think the public.’
The couple has been embroiled in a public feud for some time — with Kim calling Sarah “cruel” and “toxic” over the years — and many people believe that’s why she didn’t want to participate in the new show.
According to cosmopolitanSarah earned a much higher salary than her co-stars during her time on the show — which eventually led to its going off air in 2004.
“After six years, I felt it was time for all of us to get involved in the Sex And The City financial windfall,” Kim said in a 2004 interview about the pay gap right after the series ended.
“When they didn’t seem thrilled about that, I thought it was time to move on.”
However, years after Sex And The City closed, Sarah and Kim denied that there were any hard feelings between them, and they even went on to film two SATC movies together.
Spat: The pair have been embroiled in a public feud for some time — with Kim calling Sarah “cruel” and “toxic” over the years — and many people believe that’s why she didn’t want to participate in the new show (pictured in October 2021 )
Sarah insisted that there has been “no public discussion or argument” and insisted that she “has never uttered any fighting words in my life.”
“It’s so painful for people to keep talking about this cat fight – a fight. I have never in my life uttered combative words about anyone I have ever worked with. There is no fighting.
“There is no public dispute or spit or talk or accusation by me or anyone on my behalf. I would not do it.
“So I wish they wouldn’t call this a cat fight or a fight because it doesn’t reflect that one person actually spoke.
“And I’m not going to tell her not to. So that was a bit painful for me too,” she concluded.
Fighting back: Sarah insisted there has been ‘no public discussion or spit’ and insisted she ‘never uttered fighting words in my life’