Since we’ll never get a third Sex and the City film since Kim Cattrall
hates Sarah Jessica Parker, respectfully declined to take part in the film, we’ll have to learn about what could have been.
In his Origins podcast, journalist James Andrew Miller “uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business.” Right now, he’s talking all things SATC with the show’s cast, crew, and creators including Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Kristin Davis, and Willie Garson.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Miller revealed Cattrall declined to take part in the third movie partly because the movie was going to focus on Carrie being widowed without much for her Samantha Jones character, plus Cattrall already communicated she was ready to move on from the series. And according to SJP, Cattrall had an issue with back-end compensation matters as well.
“We negotiated in good faith,” Parker told Miller. “I e-mailed her, I tried to reach out to her and say like, ’We want you part of this. You’re an integral part, of course you are. I hope when you read this script you’ll see the beauty, the joy, the heartbreak in it that I see, that we have seen.'”
Parker continued, “But I can’t force her to see it, but we did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ’We can’t meet those asks of hers,'” Parker revealed. “So then it’s over, but that’s not a character assassination, that’s just the way business works.”
Willie Garson, who played Carrie’s BFF Stanford Blatch still isn’t over Cattrall’s business decision.
“I know that I’m not over it and, to be honest,” Garson said. “It’s a hard thing to be this close to doing something that will not only help yourself and your career and certainly your bank account—as cheesy as that sounds—but that a lot of people really care about. I still don’t know how to process it.”
According to the podcast, Big was going to die of a heart attack in the shower. Probably from eating all of those steaks. True fans will get that reference.