Sarah Jessica Parker has spoken at length about her feud with former ‘Sex and the City’ co-star Kim Cattrall for the first time. For six seasons, the duo starred together on the show, which focuses on the lives of four New York women.
They went on to appear side-by-side in two subsequent film adaptations, but in recent years, there has been long talk of a spat between the two actors, sparked in large part by a barbed statement from Cattrall.
“I’ve worked hard for many years, always being decent to everyone on set and taking care of others,” Parker told The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Podcast. “And no one else has ever talked about me that way, so it’s very painful.”
The relationship between the two appeared to have soured after talks for a third Sex and the City film broke down, with Cattrall having to issue a statement denying her “shameless demands” that prevented the film from being released. In 2017, she criticized Parker on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories show.
“That’s really where I got my assignment to the people on Sex and the City, especially Sarah Jessica Parker,” she told Morgan, who is considered a heroine. “I think she could have been better. I really think she could have been better. I don’t know what her problem is.”
When the “Sex and the City” spinoff “Just So…” Parker now claims it wasn’t a deliberate snub, but an attempt to honor her wishes.
“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,” she said.
“It’s not ‘bashing’ her, it’s just learning. You have to listen to someone if they’re talking about something openly, but it doesn’t imply it’s where they want to be, or who they want to play, or who they are The environment you want to be in, you get to an age you like: ‘Okay, we heard that.'”
Although Cattrall publicly rejected Parker’s condolences after her brother’s death in 2018 (“Your constant reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you were and are,” she claims), Parker now claims, as far as she is concerned, , there is no discord between them.
“It’s very painful that people keep talking about this ‘intrigue’ – a fight, a fight, a fight. I’ve never in my life said a bickering word to anyone I’ve worked with. There was no ‘fight’,” Parker said.
“There is no public controversy or spat or conversation or accusation by me or anyone representing me. I wouldn’t do it. It’s not the way I want it to be. So I just hope they stop calling it a ‘fight’ or” Arguing “…someone is talking. And I’m not going to tell her not to…so it’s a little bit painful for me as well.”