Don’t look back. Kim CattrallShe never doubted that she would leave her iconic home. Sex and the CityCharacter behind
“It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough. I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear,” the How I Met Your Father star told VarietyIn May 2022, she explains why she didn’t join the reboot series. … And Just Like That. Cattrall’s reluctance to step back into Samantha Jones’ iconic high heels has frequently made headlines since the release of 2010’s Sex and the City 2.. Many people hoped that she would change her tune. AJLTShow runner was announced January 2021 Michael Patrick KingI wrote the sequel series with Samantha.
“It never was on the radar as four [leads] because Kim Cattrall, for whatever reason, didn’t want to play Samantha anymore while we were doing the [third] movie,” he said when And Just Like ThatIt premiered in December 2021. “I never thought, ‘Oh, there’s a hole I have to fill.’ Samantha doesn’t not exist in their lives. [And Just Like That] was born of these three characters: What’s their life, and who can I bring in to inform it?”
Cattrall confirmed the information during her conversation. Variety that she was “never asked to be part of the reboot. I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie, so I found out about it like everyone else did — on social media.”
The Filthy RichAfter wrapping the second film, the actress realized she was done with her character. “I was ready [to move on]. And this is exactly what I wished for: to be in different places playing different characters because I’m a character actress,” she added.
Cattrall continued: “And as difficult as it was, and as scary as it is to stand up and not be bullied by the press or the fans or whomever — to just say, I’m good. I’m on this track. It was great working alongside you. I so enjoyed it, but I’m over here.”
Though she confessed that she hasn’t seen AJLTThe Mannequin star noted that it’s “odd” to know that Samantha still lives on without her. “It’s so finite for me, so it doesn’t continue. … Other than the really wonderful feeling of — it’s rare in my business — people wanting more, especially at 65. That feels powerful, that I’ve left something behind that I’m so proud of,” Cattrall told Variety. “I loved her. She was my best friend. It’s tough competition. We all have our own imaginations of the original show. But for me, it feels clean.”
She later added: “I’ve come to the conclusion that really the greatest compliment I could have as an actor is to be missed.”
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