Things haven’t been especially friendly between Kim Cattrall and her former Sex and the City costars lately. Over the past few weeks, the cast has been caught up in some nasty drama around the now-canceled third movie. But according to Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on the show and in two movies, she was never that close with her on-screen BFFs.
Cattrall addressed the situation during her interview for Life Stories on ITV with Piers Morgan — which is where she first opened up about the “toxic relationship” with fellow SATC stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes).
According to The Daily Mail, she stated frankly in the interview, “We’ve never been friends.” (Ouch.) She went to explain: “We’ve been colleagues, and in some way, it’s a very healthy place to be.”
The 61-year-old also tried to clarify her involvement with SATC 3 and the resulting drama surrounding it. “I never asked for any money,” she told Morgan of reports that her demands led to the movie being shelved. “I never asked for any projects. To be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.” As previously reported, she said she thinks Parker, specifically, “could have been nicer” about the situation.
Cattrall has an idea for how to make the movie work if they want to do it without her, though. Why not hire another actress to step in for Sam? “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 said. “Maybe they could make it an African American Samantha Jones, or a Hispanic Samantha Jones?”
Cattrall’s full interview on Life Stories with Piers Morgan airs on ITV tonight at 9pm.
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