Sex and the City Drama Heats Up as Movie Is Dashed

Kim Cattrall getting the blame, but she takes a dig at Sarah Jessica Parker
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2017 2:16 PM CDT
Sex and the City Drama Heats Up as Movie Is Dashed
The four leading ladies of the film and TV series Sex in the City, from left: Kristin Davis, Cynthia Dixon, Kim Catrall, and Sarah Jessica Parker.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Sarah Jessica Parker dashed the hopes of Sex and the City fans last week when she said a long-rumored third movie would never happen. “It’s over," she told Extra. "We’re not doing it." But as Vanity Fair recounts, the drama over the news seems to be only increasing. Kim Cattrall, aka Samantha, is taking much of the public blame for killing the movie, thanks to a Daily Mail account that portrayed her as holding out for so much in negotiations that Warner Bros. finally pulled the plug entirely. She denies any such thing, saying she never wanted to do the movie in the first place. "The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film....& that was back in 2016," she tweeted. On Monday, she also said of Parker, "She could have been nicer," per People.

Parker hasn't responded, but actor Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, sure has. And he's clearly on Parker's side. In a tweet mocking Cattrall, he writes, "I'm going to negotiate a contract for 6 months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway." Actress Kristin Davis, aka Charlotte, doesn't take sides, but sounds wistful on Instagram. "I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters," she writes. "It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter ... with all of you." Cattrall elaborated further in response to a fan's post about the news. “I’ve moved on,” wrote the 61-year-old on Instagram. "My decision reflects where I am in my life & I can’t change that without being unhappy. I hope you’ll understand. Kim” (More Sex and the City stories.)

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