During a Wednesday appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker responded to Kim Cattrall saying she was never friends with the Sex and the City (writer: Candace Bushnell) cast. Based on Parker's verbal and visible response to Andy Cohen's question, it's clear that the woman who played Carrie Bradshaw in the beloved HBO series is beyond upset by Cattrall's remark.
At first, it looked like she struggled to even find the right words to express her thoughts and emotions. Eventually, Parker said, "Uh, just, heartbroken." She then continued telling Cohen, "I mean that whole week, you and I spoke about it endlessly, because I was just, I don’t know, I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience."
But what the Divorce (creator: Sharon Horgan) star said next really stood out. She said,
"It’s sad, but ... I always think that what ties us together is this singular experience. It was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives, so I'm hoping that that eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken ... That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connection with it is such a privilege."
If you watch the clip below, you'll see for yourself how difficult it was for Parker to even discuss Cattrall's comment that she made in October 2017 while appearing on Piers Morgan's ITV series Life Stories. "We've never been friends," Cattrall told Morgan. "We've been colleagues, and in some ways it's a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal."
As fans know, there's been a lot of contention surrounding a possible third SATC film. At this point in time, Sex and the City 3 isn't happening, because Cattrall doesn't want anything to do with it.
During her sit down with Morgan, the woman who brought Samantha Jones to life explained she decided not to do the film all the way back in December 2016 after receiving a call about a potential third movie. "The answer was simply, 'thank you, but no,'" she said. Cattrall also said that this was "an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another." She even suggested bringing in a new character or another actor to play Samantha instead of her.
After it was announced that the third installment was canceled, Parker spoke with Extra in September 2017. "I’m disappointed," she said. "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."
Regarding the response Parker gave Extra, Cattrall told Morgan, "And 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." She also said, "And now this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker is that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer."
Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York, reacted to the movie's cancellation on Instagram. "I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters." Davis continued, "It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you!"
Despite all of the drama, as Parker said on WWHL, she hopes fans will choose to focus on the connection they had with SATC and not the tension that has followed. No matter the relationship she and Cattrall had and no matter how they both perceived it, what matters is fans will always have what Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda gave them.