Sarah Jessica Parker has confirmed that the third Sex and the City film will not go ahead following DailyMailTV’s exclusive revelation that co-star Kim Cattrall put the kibosh on the film with her demands.
Parker, 52, was approached by Extra at the New York City Ballet Gala on Thursday and asked about the future of the film.
‘It’s over… we’re not doing it,’ said the star, who was attending with husband Matthew Broderick, 55.
‘I’m disappointed,’ she continued. ‘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.’
Parker’s confirmation came just hours after DailyMailTV announced that Cattrall had caused production to shut down just days before shooting was set to begin.
Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed Thursday that there would be no third Sex and the City movie while attending the New York City Ballet Gala with husband Matthew Broderick (pictured)
Kim Cattrall caused the film’s production to be shelved due to her demands of Warner Bros, DailyMailTV exclusively revealed. It was due to start filming this fall in New York City
Warner Bros had given the much-anticipated film the green light after months of speculation, and the movie was supposed to start filming in the coming days.
However, the studio can no longer move ahead as Cattrall, 61, demanded they produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn’t sign up for the project.
Warner Bros refused to meet her demands and had to cancel production, as the company decided it wouldn’t be fair to fans to produce a movie with only three of the four main characters.
Neither Cattrall nor her reps could be reached for comment.
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had all signed on for the same upfront salaries and are said to be heartbroken, as they wanted to give fans another installment to the hit movie and television series.
Cattrall (far right), 61, who is known for her role of Samantha Jones in the hit franchise, had wanted the company to produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn’t sign on
Sources involved in production exclusively told DailyMail TV the reason why the sure-to-be blockbuster has been shelved and they blame it solely on Cattrall, who would have been reprising her role as Samantha Jones.
A source said: ‘The only reason this movie isn’t being made is because of Kim Cattrall. Everyone was looking forward to making this movie but Kim made it all about her, always playing the victim.
‘Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Bros that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development. Ridiculous. Who does she think she is – George Clooney?’
Another added: ‘This franchise made her and let’s be frank, it’s all she is really known for.
‘Cast and crew don’t just show up to make a movie, they have to rearrange their lives. People turned down other jobs, were in the process of relocating to New York but she kept stalling and was always unavailable when answers from her were needed.’
Cattrall hinted in an interview with the Daily Record in 2016 that she wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her sultry character, but admitted there was a slim chance of a third movie ever making its way to the box office.
Warner Bros refused to meet Cattrall’s demands and had to cancel production as the company decided it couldn’t move forward with three of the four main characters. Cattrall has been posting about her upcoming projects on her Instagram (left and right)
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker (second from left), Kristin Davis (left) and Cynthia Nixon (right) had all signed on for the same upfront salaries and are said to be heartbroken over the news
Cattrall said: ‘Everyone is doing their own thing and if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. It would be a challenge to do a third installment. It could be fun though. To say goodbye completely to Samantha would be pretty hard.’
But it seems that the timing was right for everyone but Cattrall, as Michael Patrick King was again on board and the script is said to be wonderful and gives fans what they want.
Another source said: ‘The script is fantastic. The fans would’ve loved the movie but Warner Bros couldn’t give in to her ridiculous demands.
‘Kim held everyone’s life up. Her behavior is beyond disappointing. We should’ve been shooting the movie and now everyone is wondering will this film ever get made.
‘Everyone is very sad that the fans will now miss out on what was a wonderful story about the lives of four of their favorite women.’
The characters the world has grown to know and love are based off the novel Sex and the City, published in 1997 by Candace Bushnell.
The blockbusters were preceded with six successful seasons starting in 1998 and ending in 2004, and much to the delight of fans, the first movie was released in 2008.
It was met with a resounding turnout and grossed a whopping $415million at the box office worldwide. The sequel, which was primarily set in Abu Dhabi, generated $288million worldwide.
Sex and the City was originally launched as a TV series in 1998 with a successful six seasons under its belt, ending in 2004. The first movie was released in 2008 and a sequel in 2010
Fans have been speculating about a third film for years, emboldened by Sarah Jessica Parker’s hints, including this cryptic Instagram post in 2015. She wrote: ‘Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I’m under a strict gag order until then’
Fans have been speculating about a third film for years, emboldened by Sarah Jessica Parker’s hints.
In January 2014, she told InStyle magazine, ‘A part of me thinks there is one last chapter to tell.’
In 2015 she posted a teasing Instagram of her leaving Bloomingdale’s dressed in designer clothes.
She captioned the photo: ‘Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I’m under a strict gag order until then.’
In 2016 while promoting her new show Divorce, SJP reiterated the line about another chapter, ‘I will say that the idea, it rests in the butler’s pantry. Not on the table, but somebody is holding it fairly nearby.’
Much like her character Miranda, Cynthia Nixon was more pragmatic about her answer when she was asked by the Hollywood Reporter if there would be a third film in 2012.
She said: ‘I think we had a wonderful ride. I think it’s fine to let it go.’