Cynthia Nixon suggested that the Sex And The City cast would “walk on eggshells” had Kim Cattrall returned full-time for the spin-off.
When the new series And Just Like That… was first announced, fans were disappointed to learn that Kim would not reprise the role of the man-eating Samantha Jones.
However, her absence wasn’t surprising in the wake of her long-running feud with her longtime co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, to which Kim had previously resisted a clarion call to return to the role for a third film.
It emerged a few weeks ago that Kim will finally appear in season two of And Just Like That… – but only for a brief cameo, in a phone call scene she shot separately from the rest of the cast.
Into a new one Vanity Fair interview, Cynthia was asked if the “dynamic” on-set was “different” without Kim and tellingly replied that it “makes a huge difference, that you’re not walking around on eggshells with someone who’s unhappy for reasons that are hard to match.” understand what they are.’
Throwback: Cynthia Nixon suggested that the Sex And The City cast would have been “on eggshells” had Kim Cattrall returned full-time for the spin-off; depicted in the first film
There she is: it emerged a few weeks ago that Kim will finally appear in season two of And Just Like That… – but only for a brief cameo; Kim is pictured this week
Sarah Jessica, Kim, Cynthia and Kristin Davis all achieved icon status as the original hit series’ main foursome.
Cynthia, who plays the sharp-tongued lawyer Miranda Hobbes, was recently asked about the experience of filming And Just Like That… without Kim.
“This isn’t really something we’re talking about, but I’ll try to get into it very briefly,” she began cautiously.
‘Yes, it felt very different. It also felt very different because we have these new great characters, and we’re older and our fictional kids are now mostly adults. Many things felt different.’
She added, “But the main thing that felt so great was that everyone who was there really wanted to be there.” That’s just the bottom line. We all love each other, we love our show, we wanted to do more of it. And we all wanted to be there.’
In what appeared to be a veiled swipe at Kim, she concluded, “So that makes a huge difference, that you don’t walk on eggshells with someone who is unhappy for reasons that are hard to understand.”
When asked if she’d seen Kim’s cameo, Cynthia replied, “I read it in the script, but I haven’t seen any of the episodes.”
It emerged in late May that Kim will briefly reprise her role on Sex And The City in season two of the spinoff, having previously declined to have anything to do with the new series, announcing that she had “moved on.”
Legendary: Sarah Jessica, Kim, Cynthia and Kristin Davis all achieved icon status as the original hit series’ main foursome
The big question: In a new Vanity Fair interview, Cynthia was asked if the “dynamic” on-set was “different” without Kim; Cynthia, Sarah Jessica and Kristin are pictured on And Just Like That…
Shortly after that it was time claimed Kim filmed her And Just Like That… cameo without ever coming face to face with Sarah Jessica — or anyone else in the cast.
Samantha Jones will reportedly make her brief appearance in the form of a phone call to Sarah Jessica’s character Carrie Bradshaw.
Evan Handler, who plays a supporting role in the series, shared People that Kim’s part was “shot somewhere in the garage with no contact with anyone, so the only place I can welcome her is in my living room if it’s televised.”
Kim’s final decisions regarding her character come in the wake of years of enmity between her and Sarah Jessica.
Their comparison was so damaging that when Kim’s brother Chris committed suicide, Sarah Jessica publicly expressed her condolences and Kim responded by furiously accusing her of “exploiting our tragedy to restore your ‘nice girl’ personality.”
She then linked to the New York Post story headlined ‘Inside the mean-girl culture that destroyed “Sex and the City” from 2017.
The article alleged that Sarah Jessica, Kristin and Cynthia formed their own group of friends on set to the exclusion of Kim.
Near the end of the show, an insider told Page Six that Kim’s three main co-stars wouldn’t talk to her “even in the makeup room.”