Sarah Jessica Parker “could have been nicer” when she revealed plans for a third Sex And The City film were dead, according to co-star Kim Cattrall.
Fans were left disappointed last week (ends29Sep17) after Parker confirmed they were no longer moving forward with a new sequel in the hit TV and film franchise.
“It’s over… we’re not doing it,” she told Extra!, prompting reports suggesting Cattrall’s “diva” demands had derailed the production plans.
Cattrall took to Twitter on Friday (29Sep17) to clear up the controversy, insisting she had long declared she was done portraying sex-obsessed public relations executive Samantha Jones following the release of 2010’s Sex and the City 2.
“The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016,” she wrote.
Cattrall has since opened up further about her decision to walk away from the popular franchise, insisting she repeatedly told producers she wasn’t interested, but they continued to hound the actress in a bid to get her to reconsider – and then failed to dispel rumours suggesting the 61-year-old star’s behavior was to blame for the project falling apart.
“It’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva (sic),” she explained during a pre-taped interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan for his U.K. TV show Life Stories.
“And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, in that I think she could have been nicer (in how she handled the announcement). I really think she could have been nicer.”
“I don’t know what her issue is, I never have,” Cattrall later added, according to DailyMail.com.
The actress maintains she never once hinted that she was ready to board Sex and the City 3, and nothing producers, including Parker, could offer her would have changed her mind.
“This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things,” she said. “This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s (done) now.”
Cattrall goes on to insist she would have no problem with studio bosses recasting her role for a new film, or even creating a whole new character to join the core cast of Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis onscreen.
“I want them to make the movie, if that’s what they want to do,” she continued. “It’s a great part… and another actress should play it. Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones?
“Or bring in another character. It can be another character. This is what I really believe: that this franchise needs another point of view and this could be it.”