In a very upsetting turn of events for all Sex and the City tragics, the tension between the show’s former stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall has hit an all-time high, after some increasingly vicious barbs traded in interviews and on social media.
ICYMI over the weekend, Cattrall took to Instagram to air her grievances about “cruel” and “hypocritical” SJP, seemingly rejecting the condolences that Parker offered via an interview after the death of Cattrall’s brother Chris on Feb 5.
Cattrall wrote in a lengthy post:
I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker. My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend.
This followed on from an interview Cattrall did with Piers Morgan in which he asked about her reported “diva-like behaviour” halting production of the long-rumoured 3rd SATC film.
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.
Now, Parker has finally responded to Cattrall’s comments in an interview with People that was published four days after the post.
It’s really funny because I never talked about [Cattrall and the film], except [to say] that some of us were disappointed. But I never responded to the conversation Kim had with Piers Morgan, where she said things that were really hurtful about me. So there was no fight; it was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege.
It seems SJP is certainly taking the high road on this one, and it also seems, fellow SATC fans, that the third movie is never going to happen.
Which might be for the best, to be honest.