Cynthia Nixon Weighs in on Replacing Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City

With a possible Sex and the City 3 movie still up in the air, Cynthia Nixon shared her thoughts on Sharon Stone taking over the role of Samantha. Scroll on to watch the video.

By Jess Cohen Sep 23, 2020 12:12 PMTags
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Could Sharon Stone replace Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City?

It's hard to believe it's been three years since plans for a third film in the franchise came to a halt. As fans may recall, Cattrall—who portrayed character Samantha Jones—decided not to return for another movie. Since that time, the possibility of casting Stone in Cattrall's role has been pitched—with star Sarah Jessica Parker calling the idea "really interesting."

But what does Stone think about taking on the role? While on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Stone told host Andy Cohen she didn't hear about the casting speculation but noted that any time she had the chance to work with Cynthia Nixon would "be an honor." Nixon, who stars alongside Stone in Netflix's Ratched, was also a guest on Bravo's WWHL on Tuesday and weighed in on the casting choice.

"I think Sharon would be of course totally amazing," Nixon—who portrayed character Miranda Hobbes in SATC—said. "Kim was incredibly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would totally make it her own."

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"But I've also heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time," the actress continued. "And I think that would be amazing as well."

Stone agreed, "I think that's right."

Cattrall previously named her top replacements for the role of Samantha. Back in 2018, the actress responded to the idea of Ellen DeGeneres taking on the part, tweeting, "She'd be fabulous!"

She later added Oprah Winfrey, Tiffany Haddish and Sofía Vergara to the list of possible candidates. "I am partial to @TheEllenShow but @Oprah was always my 1st ❤️," Cattrall tweeted. "But then there are the goddess's @TiffanyHaddish or @SofiaVergara So many fabulous actresses to choose from that will make Samantha their own!"

Watch the video above to see Stone and Nixon talk Sex and the City!

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