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Kim Cattrall ‘turned down SATC 3 over sexting storyline between Samantha and Miranda’s teen son’

It turns out it wasn’t just money and a meaty storyline for Sarah Jessica Parker that led to Kim Cattrall putting the kibosh on a third Sex And The City movie.

According to E! Tuesday, it was the intended story arc for Cattrall’s character Samantha that killed all hope of another installment of the popular franchise.

The outlet claimed that the script called for Samantha to be on the receiving end of sexting and ‘d**k pics’ from Miranda’s 14-year-old son Brady and that that was the final straw. 

Not pleased: Kim Cattrall walked away from Sex And The City 3 because the script called for Samantha to be on the receiving end of sexting and ‘d**k pics’ from Miranda’s 14-year-old son Brady, E! reported Tuesday

‘Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with,’ E!’s source explained. ‘It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha. It was a bad script.’ 

It’s been previously reported that the main focus of a third SATC film was going to be the sudden death from a heart attack of Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big and how Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw dealt with the loss of her one true  love.

Cattrall, it was claimed, felt that the movie relegated the relationship between Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) to a secondary level of importance while Parker as Carrie would get the primary attention. 

Parker, 53, confirmed last year that there was a ‘beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable’ script but that the third movie was not happening.

Thumbs down: 'Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with,' E!'s source explained. 'It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha. It was a bad script' 

Thumbs down: ‘Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with,’ E!’s source explained. ‘It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha. It was a bad script’ 

SJP vehicle: It's been previously reported that the main focus of a third SATC film was going to be the sudden death from a heart attack of Chris Noth's character Mr. Big and how Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw dealt with the loss of her one true love 

SJP vehicle: It’s been previously reported that the main focus of a third SATC film was going to be the sudden death from a heart attack of Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big and how Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw dealt with the loss of her one true love 

It’s also been claimed that Cattrall has long been upset that she was paid less than Parker.

Speaking on the Origins podcast, Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King confirmed she was paid more than her co-stars because she was the lead. 

‘The show doesn’t exist if Sarah Jessica wasn’t the blonde star of the show, that’s number one,’ King explained. 

‘Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theater actress and their contracts reflected that status.’

Not equal: It's also been claimed that Cattrall has long been upset she was paid less than Parker, something  Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King has confirmed

Not equal: It’s also been claimed that Cattrall has long been upset she was paid less than Parker, something Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King has confirmed

But while Nixon and Davis were fine with this distinction, Cattrall, who had a movie career before joining the cast, never got over it.

‘As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family,’ King said. ‘Kristin, Cynthia, and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally. Kristin and Cynthia went in the light, they became those two ladies, they understood it was Sarah Jessica’s name, look at the posters.’

And even when given pay rises, Cattrall remained unhappy with her salary because she knew Parker got more.

‘I guess for Kim it didn’t matter how much the raise became if there was never parity, but there was never going to be parity,’ King commented. 

Sequels: In September last year DailyMailTV exclusively revealed that just days before filming of the third Sex And The City movie was set to start, Cattrall pulled out

Sequels: In September last year DailyMailTV exclusively revealed that just days before filming of the third Sex And The City movie was set to start, Cattrall pulled out

In September last year DailyMailTV exclusively revealed that  just days before filming of the third Sex And The City movie was set to start, Cattrall pulled out.

She was said to have demanded Warner Bros produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn’t sign up for the project – something she has denied. 

The two Sex And The City movies, released in 2008 and 2010, were preceded with six successful seasons on HBO starting in 1998 and ending in 2004.

The series was based on the Candace Bushnell novel Sex and the City published in 1997.  

Sarah Jessica Parker, 53, confirmed last year that there was a 'beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable' script for the third movie - but that it was no longer happening

Sarah Jessica Parker, 53, confirmed last year that there was a ‘beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable’ script for the third movie – but that it was no longer happening

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