Kim Cattrall says she has no plan to ever reprise her “Sex and the City” role as Samantha Jones as she responded to former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker’s announcement that a projected third movie would not be made.
Speaking with Piers Morgan on his British TV show “Life Stories,” Cattrall, 61, said in her statement that Parker “could have been nicer,” according to quotes from the yet-to-be-aired interview published Tuesday in the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail. Cattrall added later in the interview, “I don’t know what her issue is; I never have.”
Following anonymous allegations Thursday in the British press that a third film based on the HBO series had been scuttled because of Cattrall’s demands, Parker told the entertainment-news program “Extra”: “It’s over . . . we’re not doing it,” adding, “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.”
Cattrall on Friday tweeted, “The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film. . . . & that was back in 2016.”
Expanding on that with Morgan, she said, “I remember so clearly making that decision, and last December I got a phone call and it was concerning that . . . and the answer was simply, ‘Thank you, but no, I’m good.’ ”
The undaunted producers called her again, Cattrall said, while she was shooting the Swedish TV series “Modus,” and she turned them down once more. Months later, while she was in New York, they called again and received the same answer, she said.
“This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things,” Cattrall, who earned five Emmy Award nominations for the role, told Morgan. “This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life, to end one chapter and start another.”
A spokeswoman for Parker, who currently stars in the HBO series “Divorce,” said the 52-year-old star had no comment.