Evan Handler teases Kim Cattrall’s return to the Sex and the city universe for season two of And just like that.
The actor, who plays Charlotte’s (Kristin Davis) husband Harry Goldenblatt, spoke to People on Saturday approx Cattrall’s upcoming cameo in the sequel series.
“I love it. I do,” Handler told the publication. “Apparently (her cameo) was shot somewhere in the garage with no contact with anyone, so the only place I can welcome her is in my living room when it’s on television,” he joked.
When he found out she would return as the group’s iconic Samantha Jones, the California alum said he learned about it when the news broke Wednesday.
Cattrall’s absence from the SATC reboot was explained in the first season, which noted that Samantha moved to London after falling out with Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker). The two eventually reconnected via text and made plans to meet up and talk about what happened.
The How I met your father star bowed out of the franchise after the second movie, Sex and the city 2, causing Cattrall and Parker to fight in real life. After news broke that Samantha would not be returning for the sequel series, the two actresses had different accounts of what happened. Cattrall said she had no interest in revisiting the role of Samantha, while Parker said she and And just like that showrunner Michael Patrick King chose not to approach her about returning.
During a performance on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast in 2022, the Hocus Pocus star doubled down on the fact that the team decided not to contact Cattrall because she had been so clear about leaving the franchise.
“It no longer felt comfortable to us, and so it didn’t occur to us,” Parker said. “That’s not ‘slamming’ her, it’s just learning. You have to listen to someone, and if they’re talking about something in public, and it doesn’t suggest that it’s somewhere they want to be, or a person they want to play or an environment they want to be in, you’re getting to an age where you think: ‘Well, we hear that.’”