Kim Cattrall is adamant about “never” playing Samantha Jones again.
At a time of reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels, the matter of returning to Sex in the City is a question the actress cannot avoid. But when she was asked about it in a recent interview Cattrall
In a recent interview with Mail Online, the 62-year-old actress emphatically stated that she will “never” return to her iconic Sex and the City role.
“It’s a no from me,” Cattrall said. “You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.”
The statement is a reiteration on her feelings toward reprising her role as Samantha Jones in the canceled third installment of the Sex and the City film franchise. Back in January 2017, the actress was vocal about her decision to not participate in a third film.
“I hate to be a spoilsport, but what would the next story be? Whether you liked it or not, the reality is, authentically — there were not alternative facts here! — there was backlash,” Cattrall said at the time. “The reality of what [a third movie] would be — there’s nothing concrete.”
Despite Catralls claims that nothing concrete was planned for the third film, James Andrew Miller has said on his Origins podcast that a script had already been written and the actress refused to participate. This was due to the storyline focusing largely on Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw.
“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,” Miller said. “They point to the fact that it calls for [Carrie’s husband] Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”