Kim Cattrall Returning to And Just Like That Amid Years of Feud Rumors

Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall is reprising her iconic role of Samantha Jones in And Just Like That...'s second season.

By Gabrielle Chung May 31, 2023 10:15 PMTags
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And just like that... Samantha Jones is back.

Kim Cattrall, who skipped out on reprising her Sex and the City role for the first season of its revival And Just Like That..., will be making an appearance on the series' upcoming second season, a rep for Max (formerly known as HBO Max) confirmed to the New York Post on May 31.

The 66-year-old filmed her cameo on March 22 without interacting with the cast or showrunner Michael Patrick King, according to Variety, citing sources. She reportedly will only appear in one scene.

News of Cattrall's return comes less than a month before AJLT's season two premiere. The show stars SATC's three other original actresses—Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis—and serves as a continuation of the events from the beloved HBO show and its two spin-off flicks.

For years, Cattrall has expressed her indifference in returning to the franchise. "It's a great wisdom to know when enough is enough," she told Variety in May 2022. "I also didn't want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear."

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At the time, Cattrall said she was "never asked to be part of the reboot," though she noted that she had already made it pretty clear that she had no intention to return after 2010's Sex and the City 2 movie.

"Can you imagine going back to a job you did 25 years ago?" she continued. "Everything has to grow, or it dies. I felt that when the series ended, I thought that's smart. We're not repeating ourselves. And then the movie to end all the loose ends. And then there's another movie."

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And then there were also rumors of a fallout between Cattrall and Parker, who has denied that the two are in a feud.

"There is not a ‘fight' going on," Parker, 58, told The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast last June. "There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf."

While Cattrall was absent for AJLT's first season, writers kept her character in the show through text exchanges with her now-estranged friend Carrie Bradshaw (Parker). In the season one finale, Carrie reached out to Samantha, who now lives in London, to meet up.

"It's odd, isn't it?" Cattrall told Variety of the writers' decision to keep Samantha in the storyline. "I don't know how to feel about it."

And Just Like That... returns to Max on June 22. For now, keep reading for more details about the second season.

Samantha's Back!

Kim Cattrall—who starred on all six seasons of Sex and the City and its two spin-off movies, but did not reprise her role for the first season of And Just Like That...—will make an appearance on the revival's second season, a rep for Max (formerly HBO Max) confirmed to New York Post on May 31.

A Rekindled Romance?

If you just couldn't help but wonder what's going on with Carrie and Aidan, this February 2022 photo of Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbett acting out a scene for season two might give you an idea.

The Return of Aidan

In August 2022, Deadline reported that John Corbett—who played Carrie's boyfriend Aidan on seasons three and four of Sex and the Citywould be returning for "a substantial, multi-episode arc" on season two. In January, Max officially confirmed Corbett's season two casting with first look photos.


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Corbett won't be the only fresh face in season two, as Tony Danza is also joining the cast as the actor playing Che's father in her sitcom pilot.

The Dress

In a Nov. 3 photo from the And Just Like That... set, Carrie was seen wearing her iconic Vivienne Westwood dress from her wedding to Mr. Big (Chris Noth) in the 2008 Sex and the City movie. 

Do we hear more wedding bells?

A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Charlotte's beloved dog Elizabeth Taylor was noticeably absent in season one, which left some fans befuddled. Charlotte did have a new bulldog named Richard Burton, but it didn't quite feel right that the legacy and impact of Elizabeth went unaddressed. 

In season two, a wrong appears to have been righted. In a Nov. 15 Instagram post, costumer designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago shared an oil painting of Elizabeth Taylor wearing a Burberry sweater, writing, "On charlotte's hallway wall."

Kristin Davis even commented, "My first baby."

May she rest in peace.

A Return to Joy

While season one of And Just Like That... was an undeniable nostalgia rush, it was a bit....bleak. An entire season centered around death and grief will do that.

However, the second season promises a breath of fresh air, at least according to Sarah Aubrey, Max's head of originals.

"What you're seeing this season is all of these characters embracing life," Aubrey told Variety Nov. 10. "It's a very joyful season and I think, in some ways, it feels like iconic Sex and the City episodes."

A Premiere Date

Season two will premiere on Max on June 22.

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Kim Cattrall attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2022.

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