Kim Cattrall offers veiled reaction to SATC revival without her

Shade and the City: Kim Cattrall makes thinly-veiled swipe at former SATC castmates over reboot announcement by ‘liking’ fan tweet ‘applauding’ her for ‘putting herself first’ and refusing to take part

  • Kim, 64, has yet to issue a public statement about the news of HBO Max’s Sex and the City reboot, but she made her feelings clear by liking a fan tweet 
  • She celebrated her own decision not to take part in the revival by liking a tweet that ‘applauded’ her for ‘putting herself first’ 
  • Kim, who played Samantha Jones in the TV series and movie sequels, quit the role after the second film amid an ongoing feud with Sarah Jessica Parker  
  • Sarah Jessicaa, 55, has repeatedly denied that the pair are in a ‘cat fight’, but Kim has been much more open about their strained relationship 

Kim Cattrall threw some thinly-disguised shade at her former Sex and the City castmates by ‘liking’ a fan tweet that ‘applauded’ her decision to ‘put herself first’ and refuse to take part in the upcoming reboot of the HBO show. 

Kim, 64, has yet to make a public statement about the news of the series’ revival, but she made her feelings about it perfectly clear with her reaction to the tweet, which praised the star for ‘doing what is best for her’.  

The tweet read: ‘I absolutely love Sex and the City and whilst I am saddened that Samantha will not return, I applaud doing what is best for you and think this is great example of putting yourself first. Well done @KimCattrall.’

Keeping it classy: Kim Cattrall, 64, took a thinly-veiled swipe at her former Sex and the City castmates by ‘liking’ a fan tweet that applauded her for refusing to take part in the reboot 

‘Well done’: The tweet praised Cattrall for ‘putting herself first’ and ‘doing what is best for her’. She quit the role after the second movie amid reports of a feud with Sarah Jessica Parker

Kim and her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon all became TV icons on the original run of the series from 1998 to 2004.

Afterward Kim appeared in both of the movie adaptations – including the critically panned sequel that featured Liza Minnelli singing Beyonce’s song Single Ladies. 

Sarah Jessica, however, has remained publicly open to the idea of a reunion for some time and this Sunday it was announced that the project is going ahead.

Fans were of course quick to note that the new poster for the show, which is called And Just Like That…, did not include Kim’s sex-mad character Samantha Jones.

Looking fab: Kim became a TV icon as sex-mad publicist Samantha Jones on Sex And The City during its original run on HBO from 1998 to 2004

When one Instagram commenter suggested Jennifer Coolidge be cast as Samantha, Sarah Jessica wrote vaguely: ‘We have some new stories to tell. We are excited.’

She clarified in another comment: ‘No, I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. X.’ 

She also expressed her regard for Kim as when another commenter wrote they ‘will miss Kim/Samantha,’ Sarah Jessica replied: ‘we will too. We loved her so.’ 

The original series created by Darren Star, and adapted from a column by Candace Bushnell, ran on HBO and so the revival will have a home on HBO Max.

The way they were: Kim and her co-stars (from left) Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are pictured at the London premiere of Sex And The City 2 in 2010

Years ago there were efforts to get the band back together for a third film but the project never materialized, reportedly because of Kim’s objections.

‘Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with. It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha,’ said an E! News insider in 2018.

Appearing on Life Stories in 2017, Kim told MailOnline columnist Piers Morgan that she had turned down the role at the end of 2016.

‘This isn’t about more money. It’s not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. 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. The other girls are 10 years younger than me, you know, and that is their choice,’ said Kim.

Fashionable in France: Although Sarah Jessica has denied feud rumors, Kim has said her old co-star ‘could have been nicer’ and that their rapport was only ever professional

Although Sarah Jessica has denied feud rumors, Kim said her old co-star ‘could have been nicer’ and that their rapport was only ever professional.

After Kim’s younger brother Chris committed suicide in 2018, his grief-stricken sister was not moved by Sarah Jessica’s condolences.

‘My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,’ wrote Kim on Instagram.

‘Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already). You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your “nice girl” persona.’

‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?’: Sarah Jessica posted a brief cryptic trailer this Monday for the new show which is called And Just Like That…

She then linked to the New York Post story ‘Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed “Sex and the City,”‘ from 2017.

The article alleged that Sarah Jessica, Kristin and Cynthia formed their own friend group on-set to the exclusion of Kim.

Near the conclusion of the show’s run a show told Page Six that Kim’s three main co-stars would not speak to her ‘even in the makeup room.’

Last year Kim, who was born in England and raised mostly in Canada, became an American citizen and starred on the short-lived soap opera Filthy Rich. 

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