Sarah Jessica Parker talked in detail about her and Kim Catroll — One of the four main stars of the landmark HBO comedy series Sex and the City As well as its two big-screen adaptations, in which she plays Samantha alongside Parker’s Carrie.Parker details why Cattrall wasn’t asked to be a part of it for the first time like thatThis International Trade Center The first season of the revival series recently aired on HBO Max.
and Scott Feinberg superior ECGof Awards chatter On the podcast, Parker admitted that it was “hard to talk to Kim about this situation” but she wanted to “understand how it happened” to clarify why it wasn’t actually what the media called a two-way “fight” to paint it as it was . As she puts it, “There’s someone talking.”
In Parker’s view, Cattrall’s problems may date back to 2017, when the third Sex and the City The film was under consideration but “fallen apart” due to Cattrall’s contractual demands on Warner Bros., which the studio would finance and distribute. (Reports at the time suggested that Cattrall made her participation contingent on the studio’s approval of an unrelated project of hers.) “They were reluctant to meet where she wanted to meet, so we didn’t make the film because we didn’t have one. “I didn’t want to do it without Kim,” Parker recalled. “If we [she and costars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon] Disappointed? certainly. But it will happen. “
Then, however, Cattrall began to publicly attack Parker, accusing him of being cruel to her during the initial campaign. Sex and the Cityclaiming the two never really became friends [and saying the same of her relationship with Davis and Nixon] Even Parker’s condolences were rejected after Cattrall’s brother died in 2018.
“There’s just a lot of open conversation about how she feels about the show,” Parker told Awards chatter – Conversations that Parker considers “very painful” because they don’t reflect “our experience” [meaning hers, Davis’s or Nixon’s] Because, she added, “I’ve worked hard for many years to always be polite, caring, responsible, and accountable to everyone on set, including my employer and the people I know. It feels like I It’s a responsibility as a producer of the show. And no one else has ever talked about me like that.”
While Parker readily admits that Cattrall “has been a huge contributor to success” Sex and the City series and film, she also explained, “We didn’t ask her to be a part of it. [And Just Like That…] Because she made it clear that it wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, we were no longer comfortable, so we didn’t think about it. It’s not “bashing” her, it’s just learning. You have to listen to someone and if they talk openly about something but it doesn’t imply that it’s a place they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment they want to be in, you get to an age that you like,’ Well, we heard it. ‘”
Parker further noted, “Without her, without that part, we feel comfortable because we know what Michael [Patrick King, the AJLT showrunner] want to do. We think he handled it well. ” [On AJLT, Samantha’s absence is attributed to a falling out that she had with Carrie after Carrie informed her that her services as a publicist were no longer needed.]
Parker ended her comments on Catrol by imploring the media not to mischaracterize what happened: “I just want to say one thing because you gave me this opportunity: People keep talking about this ‘cat fight’ that is Very painful.” — “fight,” “fight,” “fight.” In my life, I’ve never uttered a quarrel with anyone I’ve worked with— once. There is no “battle” taking place. There have been no public disputes or spats or conversations or allegations by me or anyone acting on my behalf. I won’t do it. This is not the way I want.So I just hope they stop calling this a “fight” or “argument” because it doesn’t reflect [reality]. Someone is talking. “
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Below, you can listen to [starting at 58:20] Or read Parker’s full, unedited review of Cattrall…
It’s simple, you know? I’ll try to be as clear as possible. It’s hard to talk to Kim about this situation because — I’ve been very careful not to say anything unpleasant because that’s not how I like to have such complex conversations, you know? So I’ll skip it – I honestly think the best way is to look back at how it happened.
The studio, when we were about to do the third film, there were things she asked them to not do. They didn’t want to meet where she wanted to, so we didn’t make the movie because we didn’t want to make it without Kim and the studio wouldn’t make it, so it fell apart. It wasn’t that she said “no” to the movie; it was the studio that said “no” to the movie, and you know, it happened. Every actor has the right to ask for something, to have a contract that makes them feel good. I would never dispute that because frankly, it’s none of my business. Are we disappointed? certainly. But it happened.
And then there was a lot of open conversation about how she felt about the show. And, again, I can’t say “you’re wrong,” you know, “this is a good thing for you,” I don’t know. [But] This is not our experience. I’ve worked hard over the years to always be decent to everyone on set, to look after people, to be accountable to people, and to be accountable to people, including my employer and the people I think I’m responsible for as producers on the show. And no one else has ever talked about me that way, so it’s very painful.
She’s a huge contributor to success, I think, you know what? Her portrayal of that character is brilliant, it fills in everything, right? There are four dots on the picture and they are all important. But we didn’t ask her to be involved because she made it clear that it wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, and we weren’t comfortable anymore, so we didn’t think about it. It’s not “bashing” her, it’s just learning. You have to listen to someone and if they talk openly about something but it doesn’t imply that it’s a place they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment they want to be in, you get to an age that you like,’ Well, we heard it.
We are very dependent on Michael [Patrick King] fix it [on the show] And figure out how to talk about Samantha’s absence because we have so much affection for Samantha and we don’t have affection for Samantha — I mean, it’s all about Kim so you can naturally Infer it’s there because of Kim’s work. But without her, without that role, we felt comfortable because we knew what Michael wanted to do. We think he handled it well — she’s there, she’s there — and it’s been great for all of us, I think, for the audience.
So I hope I discussed this in a meaningful way.
I just want to say one thing because you gave me this opportunity: It’s very painful that people keep talking about this “fight” – fight, fight, fight. In my life I’ve never made a quarrel with anyone I’ve worked with. No “battle” took place. There have been no public disputes or spats or conversations or allegations by me or anyone acting on my behalf. I won’t do it. This is not the way I want. So I just hope they stop calling this a “fight” or “argument” because it doesn’t actually reflect — someone is talking. And I’m not going to tell her not, or anyone, so it’s a bit of a pain for me as well.