After the release of Sex and The City’s revival, “And Just Like That…” trailer on December 1, 2021, many fans have left wonder by the disappearance of one of the iconic characters, Samantha Jones.
It turns out Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall were portraying platonic souls only when the cameras were on, but butted heads when they stopped rolling. The reason why Samantha is not in the reboot is not because of the story but rather because of a feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.
When Sarah Jessica Parker was paid more than Cattrall during the shows’ fifth season, they reportedly had a falling out, even though the two actresses have denied any bad blood between them.
On the Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast, Cattrall told them about her decision to not reprise her iconic SATC role.
“I’m lucky enough to have the choice, not that I haven’t worked for it. I have. It’s something I feel very lucky to have and I’m very protective of it. I wouldn’t be any good doing something that I really didn’t want to do,” Cattrall said on the Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast in December 2020.
Back in 2017, many people believed the reason why a third SATC film was never made was that Cattrall publicly stated that she thought when the studio did not meet her demands for the third movie, Parker could have been “nicer” to her. A year after that happened Cattrall accused Parker of being “cruel” by manipulating the tragedy for her personal gain when Parker offered condolences when Cattrall’s brother passed away.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the Guardian interviewed Noth, the 67-year-old actor who plays Big in Sex and The City. He told the publication how he was not a big fan of the fallout between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, and how Cattrall spoke about SJP especially on Cattrall’s Instagram.
“I just don’t like to see anyone talking down about SJ because she’s a target and people can be nasty. I feel very protective of her and I was not happy about that. That’s all I’ll say about that. I do know that I’m very close with SJ… and Cattrall’s descriptions of her don’t even come close,” Noth told the publication.
The Guardian also questioned Noth about his opinion on why Cattrall did not sign on for the Sex and The City reboot “And Just Like That…”.
“I have to tell you, I have absolutely no idea what her thinking is or her emotions. I liked her, I thought she was marvellous in the show and some people move on for their own reasons. I don’t know what hers were. I just wish that the whole thing had never happened because it was sad and uncomfortable,” Noth said.
Despite the feud between the two actresses and the exclusion of Samantha Jones, the reboot of Sex and The City, “And Just Like That…” will be available to stream on December 9th on HBO Max.