Kim Cattrall’s absence from Sex and the City reboot is explained by waning friendship between women
It looks like art will mimic life when Sex And The City reboots on HBO Max.
The absence of Kim Cattrall, who had a “ falling out ” with Sarah Jessica Parker, will be explained as her character Samantha is no longer friends with Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda.
“ Just like in real life, people come into your life, people leave, ” said Casey Bloys, director of content for HBO Max. TVLine Wednesday. “Friendships fade and new friendships begin.”
Plot: Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Absence In Sex And The City Reboot On HBO Max Will Be Explained Because Her Character Is No Longer Friends With Carrie, Charlotte And Miranda
Parker, along with original co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, are paid $ 1 million per episode for 10 30-minute episodes of the new show called And Just Like That.
They will play their beloved characters as 50-year-old women who navigate life and love in New York City.
“It’s really a story of women in their fifties, and they face things that people face in their fifties,” Bloys explained.
“ They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York City. So everything should feel somewhat organic, and friends you have at 30 may not have at 50. ”
I’m bad: Cattrall, who starred in all six seasons of the HBO series as well as two Sex And The City movies, fell out with Parker who she said “ could have been nicer ”
Rationale: “ Just like in real life, people come into your life, people leave, ” HBO Max content director Casey Bloys told TVLine on Wednesday. “ Friendships fade and new friendships begin ”
“ They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in your 50s in New York City … and the friends that you have at 30, maybe not at 50, ” Boys said.
Reunited: Parker and his original co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis receive $ 1 million per episode for 10 30-minute episodes of the new show called And Just Like That
Cattrall, who has starred in all six seasons of the HBO series as well as two films, had a very public falling out with Parker who she said “ could have been nicer. ”
Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell also opened up about how she thinks the new series would go very well without fan favorite Samantha.
In mid-January, Bushnell said PageSix.com: “You know what, I think it’s good … I also think it will be interesting … there are a lot of interesting characters like Miranda.
“We are all Mirandas. Miranda is an interesting character – but I don’t know what they’re going to do.
Bushnell added, “ Samantha will always be an inspiration to them … So somehow I imagine she will be there in the mind and as an inspiration that will give them a chance to ” explore sexuality with different characters. ”
Opinion: Candace Bushnell, who wrote the book the Sex And The City TV series was based on, told PageSix.com that the reboot titled And Just Like That will work “ fine ” without Cattrall
Meanwhile, Cattrall and Parker’s feud really began in 2018 when Cattrall’s brother Chris, 55, was found dead on his farm in Canada.
A later Parker social media post read, “ Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and good luck to your beloved brother. Xx ‘
What he unleashed in return shocked much of Hollywood and millions of Sex And The City fans around the world.
Cattrall responded with a furious attack that seemed, if not irrational, then certainly out of proportion.
MIA: Bushnell said, ‘Samantha will always be an inspiration to them … So somehow I imagine she will be there in the spirit and as an inspiration’ ‘
Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘My mom asked me today,’ When will this @sarahjessicaparker, this hypocrite leave you alone? ”
“Your continued contact is a painful reminder of your cruelty then and now.
“Let me make this VERY clear (if I haven’t already). You are not my family. ‘You are not my friend. I am therefore writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your character of “nice girl”.
She linked her post to a 2017 newspaper article titled, “ In the culture of mean girls that destroyed Sex And The City. ”