The actress, who played the role of Samantha Jones in the HBO series from 1998 to 2004, famously opted out of reprising her role in the reboot series, “And Just Like That…”
The sex-positive character made up one-fourth of the core group of women the show was based around. Despite the niceties on-screen, there was a lot of turmoil off-screen.
Kim Cattrall Is Happier Than Ever Not Being A Part Of ‘SATC’ Reboot
Cattrall spoke out about her rift with lead-actress, Sarah Jessica Parker.
SJP plays the role of Carrie Bradshaw, the ring leader of the ‘SATC’ cast. Parker also served as an executive producer on the series.
The two butted heads off-screen, which ultimately led Cattrall to leave the franchise entirely.
Since the inception of “And Just Like That…” the franchise has faced its fair share of ups and downs.
Most recently, Christopher Noth, who plays John “Mr. Big” Preston on the show, was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women.
Kim Is Staying Mum On Chris Noth Allegations
He has vehemently denied the allegations.
Cattrall couldn’t be happier that she is no longer involved with the show and more specifically the reboot.
A source told Us Weekly Cattrall doesn’t regret walking away from the ‘SATC’ family and revival series.
“Kim isn’t going to speak out about the Chris Noth allegations,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly.
“She isn’t even going to talk about not being part of ‘And Just Like That,’” the insider says, claiming the actress “is happier where she is in life now,” despite the fact that she “turned down” a major payday.
The source continued to explain that her life is now “drama-free” adding that she “doesn’t regret not being part of the revival.”
Kim Cattrall Is Living A “Drama-free” Life
Cattrall wasn’t the only actress who had reservations about the reboot series.
Cynthia Nixon also almost didn’t reprise her role as Miranda Hobbes.
The Blast previously reported on the actress’ apprehension.
In an interview with “News Corp.” and published by Herald Sun, Nixon revealed why she was hesitant to reprise her role as Miranda Hobbes.
“I really didn’t think I was going to do it; I was very reluctant,” Cynthiatold the outlet.
She didn’t go into further detail about her reluctancy, but she did explain a main concern she had with the reboot and it was diversity.
“But the more I talked to SJP, [writer/creator]Michael Patrick King and Kristin [Davis] about the things that I couldn’t go back without—a real sea change in terms of the lack of diversity in the original series—they were on board.”
Nixon continued, “I was floored by how hard everybody listened and how collaboratively we worked together to not just redecorate the house but to build a whole new house, one that had us in it but new characters, too.”
The actress said she wanted to ensure “And Just Like That…” would reflect modern times, while simultaneously staying true to the types of issues their characters would face getting older.
“The characters are 55 so they’re in menopause. And menopause is the punchline to a lot of jokes and certainly has its unpleasant aspects,” she explained. “But it’s a time when women have spent decades looking after other people and can again focus on themselves: ‘Who am I? Who do I want to be?’”
“I’m very proud of the original series—despite it being occasionally tone deaf on race and gender, but “Sex and the City” gave me an adult career. And I’ll always be grateful for that,” Nixon concluded.