Who We Would Love To See Replace Kim Cattrall In “Sex And The City 3”

Someone call Jean Smart!

Now that Kim Cattrall has reportedly jumped ship on the third Sex and the City movie, could someone actually replace the Emmy-nominated actress in her most iconic role?

’It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it,” the actress told Piers Morgan on his ITV series, Life Stories. “Another actress should play it, maybe they could make it an African American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones?’

So if Michael Patrick King and the Sex and the City team were to recast Samantha Jones, who would be the best replacement? Scroll through below to see some actors we think would fit in nicely with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte.

  1. Sia

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    The Australian pop songstress already threw her hat in the ring on Twitter. If Sia was cast would Samantha suddenly have an obsession with face-covering masks and wigs? One thing is for sure: Her Sex and the City song would be better than Fergie’s.

  2. Jane Krakowski

    Do we really need to sell you on this? Krakowski has basically played more outrageous versions of Samantha on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Maybe she could even bring Tituss with her into the Sex and the City universe.

  3. Vanessa Williams

    Wilhelmina Slater, her character on Ugly Betty, was just as ballsy as Samantha, and now she’s currently playing the lead on VH1’s hit, Daytime Divas. Samantha Jones as a talk show host? Consider our DVRs set.

  4. Kristy Swanson

    She already followed in Cattrall footsteps in Mannequin 2, so why not keep the casting full circle?

  5. Sofia Vergara

    Cattrall would love a hispanic actress to play Samantha, and we think Vergara’s perfect comedic timing would be perfect for the antics in Sex and the City.

  6. Jean Smart


    We love her, and she is not in enough things. Plus, you know they always get mistaken for each other anyway.

  7. Hedda Lettuce

    One of the most notable New York drag queens, Hedda would be a perfect choice because she has already played a Samantha Jones drag queen. In the second season episode, “Old Dogs, New Dicks,” Hedda’s male alter ego, Steven Polito, plays Brad, an ex-boyfriend of Samantha, who she runs into at drag queen bingo. Brad’s drag is a striking resemblance to his ex-girlfriend, and her drag name is even Samantha. “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Brad tells her in the scene.

  8. Joanna Lumley

    Forget Samantha altogether and have Carrie and the girls travel to London for an epic Absolutely Fabulous/Sex and the City crossover.

  9. Valerie Cherish


    HBO synergy at its finest. We love this inspired casting choice, and we can definitely imagine Valerie meeting up with the other girls at brunch and saying, “Well, I got it!” when asked about her latest sexual conquest.

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