Kim Cattrall has advised fans that it’s time to “move on” from the idea of a Sex And The City reunion.
The actress, who played Samantha Jones in the TV show and the two spin-off movies, revealed last week (ends01Oct17) that a third Sex and the City movie, which had apparently been written, wasn’t going ahead because she didn’t want to be part of it anymore.
Her confession shocked fans and Kim has been responding to some on social media, including one person who pointed out that she has talked plenty about ageism and they’re confused as to why she would say that she’s too old to play Samantha.
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) October 6, 2017
She retweeted his message and wrote,
“Josh, I’ve played ‘SAM’ for 20 years. Am moving on & so should you. Try #SensitiveSkin my show on @Netflix.”
The 61-year-old reportedly also replied to another fan that left a comment on Instagram asking her to find a way to make a third movie.
“I can’t. My heart isn’t in it anymore,” she wrote. “I’ve moved on. 61 isn’t 53 or 41. I have learned so much from our Sam. She was my hero but I want to rest & not work as much as I have been doing for years.
“I want a less hectic life. My decision reflects where I am in my life & I can’t change that without being unhappy. I hope you’ll understand. Kim.”
She has also retweeted a message which suggested her character should be killed off the show so they can carry on without her.
In an upcoming episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, she reportedly told him she had a “toxic relationship” with her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, and said Sarah “could have been nicer” about the way she had handled announcing that a third film wasn’t happening.
They have not responded to Kim’s comments, but Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, tweeted, “Dear fans, because I’m ‘toxic’, I’m going to negotiate a contract for 6 months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway.”