Tension has been growing between the Sex and the City co-stars. It seems to be Kim Cattrall versus the others after Kim confirmed she is not interested in doing a third film based on the hit television series. The first film, Sex and the City, came out in 2008 and was followed by the less-successful sequel, Sex and the City 2, in 2010.
Rumor has it that Kim, who plays Samantha, demanded that other films she had in development would be produced before she would agree to sign on. Kim responded by telling Piers Morgan on his ITV series Life Stories, “I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects. To be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.”
Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie, said in an interview with Extra she was “disappointed” the film would not be moving forward. “It’s over…we’re not doing it,” she revealed. “We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”
It’s not just SJP who’s disappointed — the show’s other stars, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, were reportedly on board. Although sources say Kim was negotiating to be in the film as recently as this summer, Kim denies it and doesn’t appreciate that she’s taking all the heat for the film being scrapped, saying, “For me it’s over, it’s over with no regrets, I just wish that Sarah had been nicer.”
She explained, “And usually what happens in a healthy relationship is that someone, or a transaction for a job in my business, is that someone says, ‘are you available?’ and you say ‘yes’ and here’s the job and you say ‘yes but thank you very much but I’m sort of over here right now but thank you very much’ and that person turns to you and they say ‘that’s great, good luck to you, I wish you the best.’”
She continued, “That’s not what happened here, this is, it feels like a toxic relationship… They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don’t see them… The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.”
What do you think about Kim deciding to not do the film? Do you think she owes it to her co-stars and fans to finish the Sex and the City saga? Or are the other stars just looking for a paycheck? Sound off in the comments section below! ~Alexa Caruso