Fans of Sex and the City have been waiting for a third movie for years, and after numerous teases and hints from the stars of the famous franchise, we thought it was about to happen. But, our dreams of seeing Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha back on the big screen are dead, and sources say it’s all because of Kim Cattrall.
Now, Cattrall is firing back at the accusations that it was her “diva” behavior that got the movie shelved permanently.
Warner Brothers green-lit the project, the script was ready, the cast and crew hired, and pre-production was ready to begin.
Everyone had rearranged their lives and turned down other projects to head to New York to start work on the last on-screen chapter of the lives of the four beloved socialites.
However, according to a source at the Daily Mail, everything has come to a screeching halt thanks to the demands of Cattrall, 61, who played Samantha Jones.
“The only reason this movie isn’t being made is because of Kim Cattrall. Everyone was looking forward to making this movie but Kim made it all about her, always playing the victim. Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Bros that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development. Ridiculous. Who does she think she is – George Clooney?”
Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) all signed on for the Sex and the City 3 and are reportedly “heartbroken” that the movie will not get made.
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Parker confirmed that the project was officially dead when she recently walked the red carpet of the New York City Ballet Gala.
The actress said the beautiful script was a funny, relatable story and she was disappointed that it wasn’t going to happen.
According to The Sun, after the news broke that the project was officially a no-go because of Cattrall, the actress responded by saying the only “demand” she ever made was she didn’t want to do another movie. She claims she told producers that a year ago.
Cattrall did say in a 2016 interview that the chances for a third movie were slim, but she never publicly stated that she refused an offer to play Samantha Jones again until now.
There is no doubt a third Sex and the City movie would have been successful. The first film, released in 2008, grossed $415 million; and the sequel, released in 2010, cashed in with a total of $288 million at the box office.