Kim Cattrall Just Spilled Tea On ‘SATC 3’, Sarah Jessica Parker, Everything

There is just SO MUCH GOING ON with the Sex and the City gals right now, you guys.

You might have heard over the weekend how Kim Cattrall (Samantha) torpedoed the third SATC movie that nobody asked for.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the 61-year-old refused to make it unless the studio agreed to finance other projects she was involved in. Cattrall’s co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) had all reportedly signed on with equal salaries.

An anonymous source said:

“The script is fantastic. The fans would’ve loved the movie but Warner Bros couldn’t give in to her ridiculous demands. Everyone is very sad that the fans will now miss out on what was a wonderful story about the lives of four of their favourite women.”

It all seemed to be very targeted at Cattrall, painting her as the diva whose ~ridiculous~ demands derailed the film being made and gave everyone a lot of hurt feelings.

Cattrall slammed the report, tweeting that the only ‘demand’ she’d ever made was uh, to not be in the film at all.

The series, like most shows released in the late 90s / early 00s, hasn’t aged particularly well, but it was groundbreaking for the way it talked about sex and female relationships. The first movie was okay in a vapid kind of way, but the sequel was downright offensive and unnecessary. A third movie is about as welcome as Trey MacDougal at an orgy.

By all accounts, Cattrall agrees. She spent the next few days retweeting support for her not doing it.

Cattrall has now spilt the goddamn tea on the entire drama, describing Parker & co as “toxic” and adding fuel to the fire of their long-rumoured, but often-denied feud.*

“I don’t know what her problem is, I never have,” she told Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

“The inference is from some unknown source, the inference is, is that I am a diva, that I’ve held up production in some way, that ‘Oh, now we don’t get to make our movie because of you.

“And now, now at this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva.

“And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I really think she could have been nicer.”

After the Daily Mail report, SJP confirmed that the film wasn’t happening, and her quotes in the context of Cattrall’s interview come across as petty as hell.

Speaking to Extra, she said:

“It’s over, we’re not doing it. I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”

Uh… you sure about that SJP?

Back it up to present day: Cattrall went on to explain to Piers Morgan how she wasn’t that close to her former co-stars anymore, and expressed her own disappointment in how the entire thing was handled.

“They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don’t see them. The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.

“And that’s another thing that’s really disappointing is that nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it.

“And usually what happens in a healthy relationship is that someone, or a transaction for a job in my business, is that someone says, ‘Are you available?’ and you say ‘yes’ and here’s the job and you say, ‘Yes, but thank you very much but I’m sort of over here right now but thank you very much’ and that person turns to you and they say, ‘That’s great, good luck to you, I wish you the best.’

“But that’s not what happened here. This feels like a toxic relationship.”

The (again, long-rumoured, often denied) feud between Cattrall and SJP was widely speculated to be about money. Although both women have often expressed exasperation at the rumours, HBO CEO Chris Albrecht gave Marie Claire these telling quotes in 2008.

“When you’re keeping people for years, you have to continue to pay them more money. Sarah was becoming more and more famous, and her salary increased beyond what was contractually committed, which is normal for hit shows. The other actresses wanted to keep up.”

It lined up with Cattrall’s own interview with Jonathan Ross in 2004 as the show was ending, telling him that she’d asked to be paid $1 million per episode (up from a rumoured $350,000).

“I felt after six years it was time for all of us to participate in the financial windfall of Sex and The City. When they didn’t seem keen on that I thought it was time to move on.”

Demanding equal pay and walking away when it’s not met? Jokes aside, Kim, you’re doing amazing.

She finished her Piers Morgan interview by saying:

“This is what my 60s are about; they’re about me making decisions for me not my career, for me. And that feels frickin’ fantastic.”

*Ryan Murphy – if you need some inspo for another season of Feud, I have an idea.