Kim Cattrall is curiously espousing the worth of defending oneself — after a publicized feud.
The “Sex and the City” actor famously opted out of a 3rd movie within the franchise and solely appeared briefly in HBO’s spinoff sequence “And Just Like That.” She has beforehand defined her absence and stated in an interview this week that her late mom taught her to “control my narrative.”
“For me, a woman in her 60s, I think that the biggest challenge is to keep being relevant, to keep working, to have something to say,” she instructed Vogue Greece in an interview revealed Monday that her consultant translated for Individuals on Tuesday. “My idol was always my mother.”
“She never lost her spirit,” added Cattrall. “That’s something she passed on to me. I am thankful to her for teaching me to defend myself and not allow others to control my narrative. That is a very important lesson for young women.”
The actor’s statements adopted questions on her reprisal as Samantha Jones in “And Just Like That.” She instructed Selection in 2022 that she “didn’t want to compromise” her character — and seemingly confirmed a behind-the-scenes feud with Sarah Jessica Parker in a 2017 interview with Piers Morgan.
Cattrall instructed Selection she was “never asked” to be within the spinoff and discovered about it on social media. Whereas she agreed to a quick cameo within the Season 2 finale after one explicit demand was granted, Cattrall instructed NBC in June: “That’s as far as I’ll go.”
Parker, in the meantime, instructed Leisure Weekly she was “glad” they might “manage” the cameo.
Fellow franchise co-star Kristin Davis, in the meantime, had a slightly illuminating reply when The Telegraph requested in June if any members of the solid spoke to Cattrall off-set: “You have to respect people’s wishes. I’m not gonna waste energy on it. I can’t change anybody.”
Whereas the precise cause for this infighting stays unclear, Cattrall instructed British TV host Jonathan Ross in 2004 that the “financial windfall” of “Sex and the City” didn’t embrace her. Cattrall reportedly later negotiated the next wage after Parker’s elevated by $300,000.
Parker, Davis and co-star Cynthia Nixon sat collectively on the 2004 Emmy Awards — with out Cattrall.
Cattrall instructed Selection final 12 months that whereas the gang bought collectively for 2 “Sex and the City” films in 2008 and 2010, she opted out of one other as a result of the script didn’t “warrant a third film.” She stated the spinoff “is basically the third movie” — lauding “how creative it was.”
“I think the original show is really amazing, but that was a different time,” she instructed the outlet after being requested if she and her former co-stars have been associates in actual life: “I guess it’s how you define friends. I think we were colleagues. My colleagues aren’t my friends.”