Weeks after confirming she would be making a cameo as her fan-favorite character Samantha Jones in season two of And Just Like That, the actress admitted the request came from above.
"It's very interesting to get a call from the head of HBO saying, 'What can we do?'" Cattrall explained on The View June 28. "And I went, 'Hmm. Let me get creative.'"
And reuniting with SATC costume designer Patricia Field was at the top of her stipulations, with the 66-year-old noting, "One of those things was to get Pat Field back, because I just thought that if I'm going to come back, I gotta come back with that Samantha style, I gotta push it."
Cattrall wasn't the only one thrilled to see Field back in action, as And Just Like That's costume designer Molly Rogers expressed her excitement earlier this month.
.@KimCattrall speaks on her scene in the new season of 'And Just Like That...' where she reprises her iconic role as Samantha and tells @TheView: "It's very interesting to get a call from the head of HBO saying, 'What can we do?'" https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/Sam3mX9b81— The View (@TheView) June 28, 2023
The Glamorous star—who has had long-rumored tensions with fellow cast member Sarah Jessica Parker—filmed her cameo on March 22 without interacting with the cast or showrunner Michael Patrick King, Variety reported.
But tensions or not, Cattrall's castmates seem excited to have Samantha back in action—even for just a scene.
"The idea emerged because of the 25 years and wanting to celebrate that," Parker told E! News, "but also acknowledge the affection that we had for Samantha—that we continue to have. She's been present on the show in text form, so it just seemed such a nice way to put a face to the text, and just have a moment."
You can watch new episodes of And Just Like That when they stream on Max Thursdays.