And just like that… Samantha Jones is officially blacklisted.
The iconic character brought to life by Kim Cattrall for six seasons and two spin-off feature films will never, EVER be resurrected.
The nail in the coffin has been pounded into place by “Sex and the City” show-runner, Michael Patrick King.
While this news may be disheartening to fans of the show and fans of Samantha, it doesn’t come as a massive shock given Cattrall’s comments about the show and her co-stars.
Kim Cattrall Has Been Blacklisted From ‘SATC’
This week the reboot, “And Just Like That…,” will air the final episode of its first season.
In episode one of ‘AJLT…’ fans find out Samantha moved to London after having a falling out with Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Life basically imitated art, because SJP and Cattrall don’t see eye-to-eye in real life.
In a new interview with Variety, King explained why fans will never see Samantha in the show.
When asked if he would keep the door open to Cattrall he replied, “No. Just like there was no thought that Kim would ever participate in ‘And Just Like That,’ because she’s said what she had said.”
“And Just Like That…” Creator Speaks Out About Cattrall & Samantha
King went on to say that he is firm in his stance that fans should not expect to ever see Cattrall on the show.
“The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction,” he said. “You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer — you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
Since the original show ended in 2004, rumblings began to circulate that the relationship between Cattrall and her co-stars was very volatile.
In 2017, the actress did a sit-down interview with British anchor, Piers Morgan. She made some very poignant comments about SJP, the show and her future as Samantha.
When news of a ‘SATC 3’ movie began to make media headlines, it was revealed that it wasn’t getting made due to Cattrall’s “demands” which halted the film.
However, Cattrall told a very different story to Piers.
She revealed she had been saying ‘NO’ to a third film for over a year before SJP went public with her version of the story, which painted a horrible picture of Cattrall.
Cattrall Didn’t Get Along With Her Co-Stars, Especially SJP
“Nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it,” Cattrall shared, suggesting SJP is not the only co-star to blame for the rift. “This is, it feels like, a toxic relationship.”
Cattrall also went on to say, “I think she [Sarah Jessica] could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is.”
In December 2016, Cattrall said, “Thank you, but no,” to a third ‘SATC’ movie.
So, Cattrall has known for a long time that she would never reprise her role as Samantha Jones, at least not with the OG cast.
There have been rumors that she could return as Samantha in a different show, “Emily in Paris.”
She 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.”
Cattrall wasn’t the only actress who had reservations about the reboot series.
Cynthia Nixon 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.
“I really didn’t think I was going to do it; I was very reluctant,” Cynthia told 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] 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,” she said. “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.