Sarah Jessica Parker, who has been a long champion of continuing the Sex and the City franchise, finally admitted that the possibility of a third movie is not likely. While walking the red carpet at the Golden Globe awards, Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell asked Parker if there was “any chance” that Sex and the City 3 would get made. The 52-year-old responded that sadly, it wasn’t going to happen.
“I mean, no. No. I struggle with it because it’s a bit sad, but I think one must keep these things in perspective,” Parker said. “I have a lot of incredible memories, singular memories, that are shared among those four women, and I’m incredibly grateful for the experience. … I forever love having had that time with those women.”
Last year, Parker’s co-star, Kristin Davis, said she always had hope that she could play Charlotte York Goldenblatt again, but Kim Cattrall said she would not reprise her role as Samantha Jones.
According to People Magazine, the sequel imploded because Cattrall’s demands caused Warner Brothers to pull the plug. A source claimed that the actress had been dragging her feet while cast and crew put their lives on hold to make the movie. Cattrall allegedly wanted the studio to buy her films in development and give her a TV deal.
But, another source says Cattrall was willing to have a conversation, but she wanted to make sure they would treat her character with dignity and respect. However, the studio apparently didn’t want to have that discussion.
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The 61-year-old thought that Samantha had “one humiliating plot line after another” in the two movies made after the HBO series ended. In the first one, her character gained weight after turning to food to avoid cheating on her boyfriend – who she eventually breaks up with. The film ends with her turning 50. In the second, she goes through menopause and experiences hot flashes.
Cattrall did not want to derail a third movie, but she did want story approval. However, she had no intention of meddling with the screenwriters and show creators.
Per Vulture, Cattrall told Piers Morgan in an interview that not returning for a third film wasn’t about money or demands, it was just a clear decision to end one chapter in her life and start a new one. She went on to say that she wished Parker had been nicer and their relationship now feels “toxic.”
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Parker has said that the script for the third film was beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and very relatable. Unfortunately, fans will never get a chance to see it.
Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica Parker will return for the second season of HBO’s Divorce, which premieres January 14th, and she says that fans can expect to see a woman liberated from a marriage.