In case you haven’t heard, any chances of Sex and the City 3 happening are officially D-E-A-D dead.
…Or are they?
Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed the third film, which was supposed to go into production this fall, would not be happening, telling Extra over the weekend, “It’s over. We’re not doing it. I’m disappointed.”
Co-star Kristen Davis also confirmed the news on social media, saying the situation was “deeply frustrating.”
Rumors quickly began swirling that the reason the third installment wasn’t happening was because Kim Cattrall refused to reprise her role as Samantha Jones unless Warner Brothers met her laundry list of unreasonable demands.
Now, in a new interview with Piers Morgan, Cattrall explains exactly why she turned down the job. And it’s probably not why you think.
“This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things,” Cattrall says. “This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s now.”
Put simply: She didn’t want to do it. Seems like a good enough reason to us.
As for her fellow cast members slamming her for not wanting to make the third film, she adds: “And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is. I never have.”
But Cattrall wasn’t without some solutions, like, say, recasting the role.
“It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it,” she said. “Maybe they could make it an African American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones?”
And it looks like they already have a volunteer! Singer Sia wasted not time in offering her talents to producers:
Ok. @wbpictures can I just play Samantha and we give the people more sex and the city? We'll just pretend I had lots of plastic surgery!
— sia (@Sia) September 29, 2017
Hmmm. That could work.
What do you think? Do you see the resemblance?