Sex And The City’s Kim Cattrall responds to her absence from HBO reboot amid 'feud' with ex costar Sarah Jessica Parker
SEX and the City's Kim Cattrall responded to her absence from the HBO reboot And Just Like That… amid her "feud" with her ex-costar Sarah Jessica Parker.
Kim reacted to fans supporting her career after leaving the franchise as they noticeably missed her character Samantha's presence in the show.
Amid longstanding drama with her former costars, Kim, 65, has apparently been still keeping an eye on the show's traction on Instagram.
According to UsWeekly, one fan Tweeted: "Kim Cattrall didn't return to SATC because her scatting career is finally taking off."
Another posted: "And just like that… I find myself only wanting to watch anything Kim Cattrall is in. This is a Kim appreciation post."
Kim liked some her fans' supportive comments herself.
In the premiere of the show, Kim's character Samantha was scripted off the show as having moved to London after growing apart from the iconic group of New York women.
Her character Samantha snubbed Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, and her friends after being dropped as Carrie's book publicist.
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KIM VERSUS SJP
Kim and Sarah haven't exactly had the best relationship over the years and the feud rages on.
Sex and the City writer and executive producer Michael Patrick King has said the relationship between SJP and Cattrall was rough from the start.
“The show doesn’t exist if Sarah Jessica wasn’t the blonde star of the show, that’s number one,” King told The Hollywood Reporter’s Origins podcast.
“Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theatre actor – and their contracts reflected that status."
“As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family. Kristin, Cynthia and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally."
He continued: “Kim fought and said, ‘I’m everyone’s favourite.’ … (Parker’s) name was contractually, legally, righteously, the only name on the poster due to the fact that she was a movie star in 1998 when the series started and she did a leap to do a show about sex on (HBO), the channel that did the fights, and it doesn’t matter how popular you are.
“I guess for Kim it didn’t matter how much the raise became if there was never parity, but there was never going to be parity.”
Back in 2019, Kim said she would “never” return to the franchise, adding, “You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.
She would then slam Sarah, who is married to Matthew Broderick, after the actress shared her condolences for Kim's late brother.
Kim wrote on Instagram at the time: “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker.
“My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now."
She added: "Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
However, Sarah has attempted to make it clear that she does not have an issue with Kim, once responding to a fan: "No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that."
DOOR IS OPEN
According to Daily Mail, production on the upcoming series, titled And Just Like That, "has been a resounding success," and because of the "overwhelmingly positive fan response," executive producers Michael Patrick King and Sarah are hoping to have more than just the originally confirmed 10-episode run.
The insider told the outlet another season is "expected to be announced soon by HBO Max."
There is also hope that Kim will be more open to joining the cast the second time around.
The source said: "There was obviously a concern that people would miss Kim and not be engaged but the response so far has been phenomenal. And for fans of Kim, the door is open for her to return. If she ever changes her mind, she can come back."
They added: "The ladies love and value her and would love to see her on the new show. The whole point of this series is to show that friendships evolve and change over time, so Kim is always welcome to come home.
'If Kim's reps called us now and said she was available – we'd book her on the first flight to New York. There's still time."
SATC fans were saddened after the shocking first episode of the series, revealing a main character's death.
The highly-anticipated sequel premiered its first two episodes on Thursday taking viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
Die-hard fans of the beloved comedic drama series couldn't wait to tune into the reboot after months of teasing its release.
However, viewers were in for a sob-fest by the end of the first episode after it was revealed that a major show frontrunner passes away.
The shock set in when Carrie Bradshaw's husband, Mr. Big tragically died after finishing a workout on his Peloton bike.
The entrepreneur played by Chris Noth was home alone while is wife (Sarah Jessica Parker), was attending Charlotte's daughter Lily's piano recital.
In the scene, Mr. Big was going to take a shower before he dropped his phone and started seizing his left shoulder.
He was gone by the time Carrie made it home as she held him crying and screaming in the shower under the still running water.
Fans were previously warned about the gut-wrenching season as a source who was at an early screening told The Sun: "The whole cinema were in floods of tears. It was totally unexpected and happened so fast.
"Of course this is Sex and the City so it was beautifully shot. But the shockwaves from the loss will dominate this first season.
"Fans will be devastated."
The show's second episode focused around Mr. Big's death and Carrie's grief as she struggles to come to terms with her partner's passing.
Samantha sent a floral arrangement to the funeral to give her condolences.
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