Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall have in the press a lot lately, talking separately about the what went wrong with a third movie in the beloved franchise. It didn’t take long for things to turn personal, and now Parker is admitting that the whole thing has been pretty hurtful.
Appearing on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, Parker was asked how she felt when Cattrall recently told Piers Morgan that the women were never friends, just colleagues.
“Just…heartbroken,” Parker said solemnly. “That whole week, I found it very upsetting. That’s not the way I recall our experience.”
It all started when, in September, Parker told Extra that the dream of a Sex and the City 3 movie was dead, and that she was disappointed with the way it played out. The Divorce star did not elaborate on the reason for the project falling flat, but other reports at the time suggested that Cattrall was holding things up with her “outrageous” demands.
Cattrall denied the reports, claiming she had never wanted to do a third movie. She later appeared in a TV segment with Morgan where she made the aforementioned remarks about her relationship with her costars.
Parker did tell Cohen that, despite how others may feel, it won’t change how meaningful the experience on the groundbreaking TV show and its subsequent theatrical releases was to her. “I always think that what ties us together is this singular experience,” she continued. “It was a professional experience but it became personal, because it was years and years of our lives. I’m hoping that sort of eclipses anything that’s recently been spoken. That many years spent doing something so special that so many people had a connection with is such a privilege.”
As Parker makes the talk show rounds promoting her new season of Divorce, she’s taken to offering Cattrall’s role of Samantha Jones to everyone from Stephen Colbert to Ellen DeGeneres — and Cattrall’s response to it all seems to suggest that, ultimately, there are no hard feelings.
“I am partial to @TheEllenShow but @Oprah was always my 1st [love],” she tweeted upon seeing the news. “But then there are the goddesses @TiffanyHaddish or @SofiaVergara. So many fabulous actresses to choose from that will make Samantha their own!”
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