Kim Cattrall Has Finally Given An Interview About ‘And Just Like That’ & The Tea Is Piping Hot
When the old Sex and the City crew reunited for spin-off series And Just Like That, it was like welcoming a bunch of old friends back — but there’s no denying that the absence of Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, left a gaping hole in the series.
Samantha appeared in the series in small ways – it was mentioned early on that she and Carrie had a fight that never got resolved after Carrie fired her as her agent, resulting in Samantha moving to the UK. Later, Samantha sent Carrie a huge bouquet of flowers for Big’s funeral and in the final episode, the two were texting about meeting up.
Longtime fans of Sex and the City weren’t exactly happy with how Samantha was written into And Just Like That, especially given the reason she fell out with the girls felt wildly inauthentic to Samantha’s character.
Put more respect on Samantha Jones. She was the most understanding friend in that group and would never go ghost like that. Lazy-ass writers. #AndJustLikeThat
— Eve (@evethornhart) December 9, 2021
As the series premiered and fans celebrated and cringed simultaneously at some of the storylines And Just Like That portrayed, Kim Cattrall remained very quiet.
Now, finally, Kim has spoken out in an interview with Variety and she doesn’t hold back any of her thoughts and feelings on the reboot.
Kim Cattrall committed a murder and is just walking free ❤️❤️❤️🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/4ix1hLfzX2
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) May 4, 2022
Cattrall revealed that when she first found out there would be a reboot without her, she recalled thinking, “Oooh, Hows…” before the interviewer prompted her with, “How’s that going to work?”. Cattrall then responded, “You said it, not me.”
Cattrall was also asked about a plotline from the scrapped third movie, which involved Samantha receiving dick pics from Miranda’s son, Brady, a storyline she called “heartbreaking”. “The series is basically the third movie. That’s how creative it was,” she added, stating that the third movie made it feel like Samantha wasn’t progressing at all as a character.
“Why can’t Samantha, who owns her PR company — maybe she had to sell it because of financial woes? 2008 was tough. Some people are still recovering. She had to sell it to some guy who’s wearing a hoodie, and that’s the dilemma she has. I mean that’s a scenario that was kind of off the top of one of my reps’ heads, and I thought that’s a great idea. That’s a conflict. Instead of an underage boy’s …” Cattrall said.
Cattrall also admitted to not having seen any of And Just Like That, content in her decision to leave the series long ago. “I certainly heard about it,” she said. “And I’ve come to the conclusion that really the greatest compliment I could have as an actor is to be missed.”
“It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough,” Cattrall also told Variety. “I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear.”
And on whether she was ever really friends with her co-workers, after her long-rumoured feud with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall had this to say: “I guess it’s how you define friends. I think we were colleagues. My colleagues aren’t my friends. It was professional.”
Sadly for us, (but good for her) Cattrall confirmed there was no chance in hell she’d be back for And Just Like That, season 2.
“I think the original show [Sex and the City] is really amazing, but that was a different time. It’s powerful to say no.”