For now, at least, and that’s according to Kim Cattrall, who brought to life sexually empowered publicist, Samantha Jones. And it sits well with her.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV’s series, Life Stories, Cattrall said she has moved on, and it feels fantastic. But why bring this up now? A report by DailyMailTV quoting a source close to the production team placing blame on Cattrall for having made outrageous, diva-like demands, and then pulling the plug on the film shortly before production was set to begin.
But the fiercely private actress put an end to those rumours, saying she had been approached more than a year ago by the studio and declined the role – twice. Adding it was communicated clearly and kindly that she had no interest in reprising the role.
As for the state of her friendship with her former co-stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon? ‘The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over,’ she said.
With Parker confirming that the movie has been canned, but not naming Cattrall as catalyst, it’s as if Pandora’s Box has been opened and all hell has broken loose, with tweets and counter-tweets, name-calling and adjectives (‘toxic’) doing the rounds.
Today, Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, took it up a notch by tweeting, ‘’Dear fans, because I’m “toxic,” I’m going to negotiate a contract for six months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway.’ Double Ouch.
But we’re talking movies, make-believe, Hollywood, the age of reality TV – where anything can and usually happens… A revised script, writing away one character, it’s all possible, considering Samantha Jones did relocate to Los Angeles…But for now, let SATC- bygones be bygones, because if this formed part of the storyline, what would Samantha Jones say and do? She’d probably drink champagne and say, ‘I love you, but I love me more!’