Sarah Jessica Parker has finally opened up and addressed publicly the rumours of her rift with Kim Cattrall.
In an emotional interview the star revealed her side of the rumours about the fractured relationship.
And she wants people to know things aren’t what they seemed.
Sarah Jessica Parker: “It’s very painful”
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall worked on Sex and the City together for six seasons.
Following the series end they returned for two more films.
It wasn’t until plans for a third movie turned sour that the public narrative on their relationship became tabloid fodder.
“They didn’t feel comfortable meeting where she wanted to meet, and so we didn’t do the movie because we didn’t want to do it without Kim” she said of the film.
Rumours of their rift continued to swirl while for the most part the women have stayed tight lipped.
When And Just Like That was released earlier this year Sarah Jessica Parker opened up about the absence of Kim Cattrall in the reboot.
Last month Kim Cattrall spoke up to further reveal the she was never asked to be part of the reboot.
Now this week Parker has talked to the Hollywood Reporter’s awards podcast about the alleged rift with Cattrall.
“I’ve spent a lot of years working really hard to always be decent to everybody on the set, to take care of people,” she said.
“And there just isn’t anyone else who’s ever talked about me this way, so it’s very painful.”
“You’ve got to listen to somebody”
During the interview Sarah Jessica Parker addressed the issue of Kim Cattrall not being included in the reboot.
“We did not ask her to be part of this because she made it clear that that wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, and it no longer felt comfortable for us, and so it didn’t occur to us,” she said.
“That’s not ‘slamming’ her, it’s just learning. You’ve got to listen to somebody, and if they’re publicly talking about something and it doesn’t suggest it’s some place they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment in which they want to be, you get to an age where you’re like: ‘Well, we hear that.’”
But the star was adamant that there was no fight and that the two were not at war with each other.
“It’s so painful for people to keep talking about this ‘catfight’ – a fight, a fight, a fight.”
“I’ve never uttered fighting words in my life about anybody that I’ve worked with ever. There is not a ‘fight’ going on,” she said.
“There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf.”
“I wouldn’t do it.”
“That is not the way I would have it. So I just wish that they would stop calling this a ‘catfight’ or an ‘argument’ … There has been one person talking. And I’m not going to tell her not to … so that’s been kind of painful for me also.”
“I don’t know what her issue is”
While Kim Cattrall has been talking she hasn’t had the nicest things to say about Parker.
“This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker. I think she could’ve been nicer, I really think she could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is” she told Piers Morgan in 2017.
When her brother passed Kim Cattrall publicly rebuked condolences publicly offered by Parker at the time.
“Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,” she wrote.
While it doesn’t appear the two will ever reconcile, both have had their time to have their say.
And Just Like That has officially be confirmed to return for a second season.
Although Cattrall is adamant she will not return, the fate of her character, Samantha Jones, still hangs in the air after the season finale.
Listen to some of the interview below.