Kim Cattrall will make a shock return as Sex And The City’s Samantha Jones for the second season of spin-off And Just Like That – despite her explosive feud with star Sarah Jessica Parker.
According to Variety, Cattrall, 66, will return for only one scene, which she shot on March 22 in New York City, without seeing or speaking with stars SJP, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. The scene was also shot without AJLT showrunner Michael Patrick King.
In the scene, Samantha, who has moved to London, will have a phone conversation with Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw.
Sex And The City designer Patricia Field, who is not the costume designer for AJLT, dressed Samantha for the scene.
She’s back! Kim Cattrall will make a shock return as Sex And The City’s Samantha Jones for the second season of spin-off And Just Like That’s second season – despite her explosive feud with star Sarah Jessica Parker
Hell has frozen over: According to Variety , Cattrall, 66, will return for only one scene, which she shot on March 22 in New York City, without seeing or speaking with stars SJP, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis (pictured together in SATC season six)
Patricia has publicly pledged her allegiance with Kim since the show ended, and in December last year, said she is interested in doing a series with her,
The two-time Emmy winner told Page Six: ‘I would love to do a show with [Kim].’
Back in December, Patricia also slammed Cynthia Nixon over her fashion demands when asked about her former assistant Molly Rogers’ work styling the cast on HBO Max’s And Just Like That.
The Oscar nominee admitted she ‘liked some of it, but not all of it’, during an interview with the Sunday Times.
She added: ‘I know those gals! Sarah Jessica [Parker] thinks she knows everything – and she does. Cynthia Nixon thinks she knows everything – and she doesn’t! Even today, when I speak with Molly, it’s about Cynthia. I say, “I remember what you are going through.”
Speaking about Kim’s absence from the popular series, Field said: ‘It is a vacuum. I hear it everywhere. Everyone is mad she won’t be in it.’
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in September 2017 that a third Sex and the City movie was essentially ‘torpedoed’ due to Cattrall’s excessive demands.
Cattrall reportedly demanded that Warner Bros. step up and produce other movies she was developing, or she wouldn’t star in Sex and the City 3.
Parker, Nixon and Davis were all set to reprise their roles, with production slated to happen that fall, though the project completely fell apart and never went into production.
Cattrall denied the story, tweeting, ‘The only DEMAND I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016.’
Tensions had reportedly brewed between Cattrall and the rest of the cast since the start of the show, which escalated when one of her only allies – creator Darren Star – left the show and was replaced by Michael Patrick King, who created And Just Like That.
The feud escalated in 2018 when Cattrall blasted Parker for talking about Kim’s brother Christopher, who was found dead in Canada, in a TV interview.
‘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. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your “nice girl” persona,’ Cattrall said in the post
Needless to say, most weren’t surprised when Cattrall wasn’t part of And Just Like That… with the actress revealing that she was never asked to be a part of the show.
It was revealed in the first episode of And Just Like That… that her character, Samantha Jones, is now living in London.
In February SJP also revealed that she does not want Kim to come back and reprise her role as Samantha Jones.
In a new interview with Variety, Parke was asked if she would be ‘OK’ if Cattrall was able to come back to the show if some ‘miracle were to happen,’ after their very public feud exploded back in 2018.
Proving the door is firmly shut to Cattrall, Parker responded: ‘I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared.’
New chapter: The next season of AJLT season two will premier June 22 on Max
Adding: ‘I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.’
‘We didn’t go to Kim for this, you know,’ Parker said. ‘After we didn’t do the movie and the studio couldn’t meet what she wanted to do, we have to hear her and listen to her and what was important to her.’
‘It didn’t fit into what was important or needed for us. There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim,’ Parker continued.
‘Samantha’s not gone. Samantha’s present, and I think was handled with such respect and elegance. She wasn’t villainized. She was a human being who had feelings about a relationship, so I think we found a way to address it which was necessary and important for people that loved her.’