tea cosmopolitans continue to swirl around the stars of Sex and the City...
As fans of the franchise cope with a canceled Sex and the City 3, Kim Cattrall is sticking up for herself—and not mincing words about her famous co-star in the process. The drama unfolded last week when Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed plans for a third installment had officially been scrapped.
"It's over...we're not doing it," she told Extra on Thursday. "I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie."
Meanwhile, claims swirled that Cattrall's alleged demands were to blame. A report from DailyMailTV accused the star of giving an ultimatum to Warner Bros. Pictures to produce films she had in development. A source weighed in on the DailyMailTV report, telling E! News, "This is totally untrue. There have been many different rumors and this is just fiction."
Cattrall shot down the allegations herself on social media. "Woke 2 a @MailOnline [poop emoji] storm! The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film....& that was back in 2016."
Elaborating on her side of the story during an interview taped for Piers Morgan's ITV show, Life Stories, the Golden Globe winner denounced claims against her conduct and turned the tables on her co-star.
"And now, now at this very moment 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," Cattrall told Morgan, according to The Daily Mail. "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."
"I really think she could have been nicer," she reiterated. "I don't know what her issue is, I never have." E! News has reached out to Parker's camp for comment.
However, Cattrall also said, "There is genuine affection and there has been over the years."
As she elaborated to Morgan, according to The Daily Mail, "This is extenuating circumstances and in the past I've felt, wow, especially with the fans I don't want to in any shape or form ruin an ideal of it, because it does stand for empowerment and it does stand for women sticking up for each other, but not always."
Overall, it seems Cattrall has lost touch with her castmates. "They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don't see them," she said during the interview. "The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over."
While questions remain over what caused the third film's demise, Cattrall insisted she always rejected the project.
"The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no," Cattrall told Morgan, according to The Daily Mail. "I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous."
According to The Daily Mail, Cattrall explained during the interview that she had received sporadic calls since December about the project with offers to meet with producers, all of which she said she declined.
"This isn't about more money, this is not about more scenes, it's not about any of those things," she told Morgan. "This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I'm 61. It's now."
While she reportedly declared to Morgan we will never see her on screen as Samantha Jones again, she's not opposed to recasting the character or introducing a new one entirely.
"I want them to make the movie, if that's what they want to do. It's a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it," she suggested during the interview. "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."