The story about Kim Cattrall and the And Just Like That reboot of Sex and The City has been a very interesting one and now, it continues.
Since the day the show was announced there has been constant focus on the absence of Cattrall.
Throughout the season the shows creators have kept Samantha Jones alive, even teasing her return in the season finale.
But now Kim Cattrall has finally spoken out.
Kim Cattrall was never asked to do And Just Like That
With news that And Just Like That is returning for a second season, focus has again turned to Kim Cattrall.
The actress famous for playing Samantha Jones has remained silent on the reboot since it was announced.
However this week she sat down to chat with Variety about her life, career and finally broke her silence.
Most interestingly is the narrative that Cattrall turned down her role in the reboot.
This is something she was quick to clarify.
“I was never asked to be part of the reboot,” she says.
“I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie, so I found out about it like everyone else did — on social media.”
She did go on to reveal much of her issues lay with the plot of the third movie, something she was not keen on.
“The series is basically the third movie. That’s how creative it was,” she told Variety.
And that third movie had a less than pleasant storyline.
One of the widely reported storylines that was allegedly part of the third movie script involved Samantha Jones and Miranda’s son Brady.
Rumours circulated that the story that was pitched involved an underage Brady sending illicit images to Samantha.
During the interview with Variety Kim Cattrall was asked if that were to have been the storyline.
“It’s heartbreaking” she replied.
Cattrall wanted more for her character, other than of course what really was a humiliating, reductive and tacky storyline.
She went on to detail suggestions that stories which featured more depth and realistic situations could have appealed to her more.
“Why can’t Samantha, who owns her PR company — maybe she had to sell it because of financial woes?” She suggested.
“2008 was tough. Some people are still recovering. She had to sell it to some guy who’s wearing a hoodie, and that’s the dilemma she has. I mean that’s a scenario that was kind of off the top of one of my reps’ heads, and I thought that’s a great idea. That’s a conflict. Instead of an underage boy’s …”
With no major drive for the story and nothing left, she was ready to move on.
“I would have preferred for all of us to have some kind of event to warrant a third film. That didn’t happen. But also, I was ready.”
“The greatest compliment I could have as an actor is to be missed.”
When it comes to the reboot, which Kim Cattrall was not asked to do, she is also firm on not having seen in.
Despite her characters involvement in the show without her, she has not tuned in to see what happens on And Just Like That.
“The greatest compliment I could have as an actor is to be missed” she says.
Although, she has heard about show, particularly about how her absence was explained.
Many fans didn’t think the explanation that Samantha and Carrie fell out over her publicity gig sat right.
“Oh yes. I heard this. Well, that feels different than the Samantha that I played,” Cattrall agreed.
Knowing that her character still exists there without her is a strange feeling for the actress.
“It’s odd, isn’t it? I don’t know how to feel about it. It’s so finite for me, so it doesn’t continue.”
But it’s a character she loved, but one she was ready to release.
“I loved her. I loved her so, so, so much. It’s tough competition. The original show is in all of our imaginations. But for me, it feels clean.”
And on the final speculation of if she would ever return to play Samantha Jones, Kim Cattrall has put the matter to bed.
“That’s a no. It’s powerful to say no.”