Wait, Kim Cattrall Was Never Going to Be Included in the ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot

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Wait, Kim Cattrall Was Never Going to Be Included in the ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot
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  • Kim Cattrall
    Kim Cattrall
    British-Canadian actress
  • Kristin Davis
    Kristin Davis
    American actress
  • Cynthia Nixon
    Cynthia Nixon
    American actress

Remember when HBO announced its Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That, and everyone kinda just assumed Kim Cattrall had turned down the offer? Yeahhhh, apparently, she was never invited to participate in the show to begin with.

Showrunner Michael Patrick King told The Hollywood Reporter that “And Just Like That was never four [characters],” explaining that the series was always intended to star just Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte (aka Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis).

Apparently, this is due to the fact that Kim Cattrall made it pretty clear she was over Sex and the City during negotiations about a third film.

“It never was on the radar as four because Kim Cattrall, for whatever reason, didn’t want to play Samantha anymore while we were doing the [third] movie,” he explained. “I never thought, ‘Oh, there’s a hole I have to fill.’ Samantha doesn’t not exist in their lives. The show was born of these three characters: What’s their life, and who can I bring in to inform it? Listen, I wouldn’t do this again if I wasn’t excited about the idea. And even though people think this is a franchise that they’re familiar with, there’s something new in this version. This isn’t what was; it’s what’s next.”

Kim did confirm she didn’t want to make a third movie but also hit back against claims that her alleged “demands” were the reason the film didn’t happen:

She later opened up to Piers Morgan about her decision and the resulting backlash, saying, “It’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva. And now this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer. I think she really could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”

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