A complete history of Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall's off-screen drama
Messier than Carrie and Mr. Big's relationship
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall have reportedly been at odds for years (they managed to set their differences aside for six seasons and two movies), but it only came to our immediate attention when reports surfaced that a Sex and the City threequel was happening... And then it wasn't. SJP cited, without pointing her stiletto heels at anyone, (she didn't have to,) the reason was because a particular somebody wouldn't get on board - that particular somebody being Kim. Since then, there has been more catfighting than a Manolo Blahnik sale and Kim's recent shade thrown at SJP is the most epic we've seen yet.
Here's a complete history of their drama and everything we know about the current state of the feud. Let's just say, these two won't be meeting up for brunch anytime soon.
February 2004: The final SATC episode was aired on HBO after six seasons. The first SATC was supposed to go into production shortly after filming, however it was delayed due to several factors which included salary negotations, with Kim Cattrall reportedly asking for a pay rise.
September 2004: Kim does not sit with her SATC co-stars at the Emmys and she is not photographed with them either. Telling...
May, 2008: SJP defends her friendship with Kim and commends her for bringing up the issue of pay in an interview. “Honestly, we are all friends and I wish I saw more of Kim. She mentioned money and no one should vilify her for it. People made a decision that we had vilified her. No one bothered to say to the rest of us, ‘Are you disappointed by not making the movie?’ Yes. ‘Do you respect and support her choice to not do it?’ Absolutely.”
January, 2010: Kim responds to the alleged feud in an interview, saying: “I think Sarah was right: people don’t want to believe that we get on. They have too much invested in the idea of two strong, successful women fighting with each other. It makes for juicy gossip and copy. The truth of us being friends and getting along and happily doing our jobs together is where near as newsworthy. I think Sarah is fantastic… She and I are sick of this. It’s exhausting talking about it, and a real bore. Next?”
June, 2016: In an interview, Kim says it doesn’t feel right to make a third SATC movie, due to the cast's conflicting schedules. “Everyone is doing their own thing and if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. It would be a challenge to do a third installment. It could be fun though. To say goodbye completely to Samantha would be pretty hard."
September, 2017: Firstly, there were rumours that a script for a third SATC movie had been written and all stars were in negotiations. However, our dreams were completely crushed when SJP delivered the bad news about the movie on the red carpet of the New York City Ballet gala, saying: "It's over. We're not doing it."
Gossip quickly spread that the movie had been "torpedoed" by the "outrageous demands" of Kim, who reportedly refused to sign on the dotted line until Warner Bros. agreed to green-light several other movies she was producing and offer her more money, which they didn't.
In a case of she said-she said, Kim refuted the rumours, saying the only demand she had was that there not be another SATC movie in the first place. "The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film....& that was back in 2016," she tweeted.
The rest of the casing, including Willie Garson (Stanford) and Kristen Davis (Charlotte), were heartbroken, including SJP who said: "We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. But as any single woman could tell you, sometimes things just fizzle out before you can see if the sparks will truly fly."
October, 2017: In an interview with Piers Morgan, Kim denied all claims she held up negotiations, saying: "The answer was always no. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects. To be thought of as some kind of diva is ridiculous. This isn't about more money, this is not about more scenes, it's not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I'm 61. It's now."
In the same interview, she also took a clear dig at her former co-stars (SJP in particular), saying she wished they had been more understanding about her decision: "I just wish that Sarah had been nicer. I don't know what her issue is... it feels like a toxic relationship." She went on to explain that she's "never been friends" with any of her co-stars.
January 17, 2018: SJP then proposed that Ellen DeGeneres should take on the role, which to her credit, Kim had no problem with, tweeting: "She's be fabulous."
And that was that. And while you may have thought that the feud would have ended there (along with our dreams of a third movie EVER happening), the feud has been ignited once more.
February 10, 2018: Kim accused Parker of trying to exploit her brother's death to restore her image. She posted an Instagram accusing Sarah (who said she'd put her hard feelings towards Kim aside to offer condolences,) of being a hypocrite. "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time [Sarah Jessica Parker]," Cattrall posted.
In the caption, she called SJP a "hypocrite" and "cruel," adding, "Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona." Ouch!
She also attached a link to a NY post article entitled "Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed 'Sex and the City'," which describes the very early beginning of the pair's friction, which apparently began all the way back in Season 1 with SJP being jealous of Kim.
And while it's pretty safe to say that there is no SATC 3 movie happening, like ever, they could probably make a Mean Girls 3 movie out of this content. Just saying.
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