It was revealed on Wednesday that Kim Cattrall will make a shock return as Sex And The City’s Samantha Jones for the second season of spin-off And Just Like That… – despite her explosive feud with star Sarah Jessica Parker.
Kim, 66, will return for only one ‘cliffhanger’, which she shot on March 22 in NYC, without seeing or speaking with stars SJP, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
The scene was also shot without AJLT showrunner Michael Patrick King. In the scene, Samantha, who has moved to London, will have a phone conversation with Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw – in a move that will no doubt stun fans.
Their feud has long been documented, with Sarah remaining coy and defiant while Kin has lashed out in a spectacular fashion.
Now, after public swipes, pay discrepancies and nasty digs, we take a look at the spat between Kim and Sarah Jessica…
Fight? It was revealed on Wednesday that Kim Cattrall will make a shock return as Sex And The City’s Samantha Jones for the second season of spin-off And Just Like That – despite her explosive feud with star Sarah Jessica Parker (the duo pictured in 2009)
Anger: Their feud has long been documented, with Sarah remaining coy and defiant while Kin has lashed out in a spectacular fashion
What pay discrepancy? COLD HARD CASH
It was long reported that, Sarah earned a much larger salary than her costars during her time in the show – which eventually led to it going off the air in 2004.
In a 2004 interview about the pay-difference: ‘I felt after six years, it was time for all of us to participate in the financial windfall of Sex and the City…
‘When they didn’t seem keen on that, I thought it was time to move on.’
Four years after the series finished, it was reported that Kim was furious over Sarah Jessica’ executive producer title in the second season, which increased her salary to $300,000.
When she learnt this, Kim is said to have tried to negotiate a higher salary – which was met with extreme anger as it was claimed the other stars ‘wouldn’t even sit with her at meal times.’
It was also flagged that in 2004, Kim didn’t sit with the other actresses at the Emmys – to which she said: ‘Are we the best of friends? No. We’re professional actresses. We have our own separate lives.’
On their friendship, Kim said to Piers Morgan: We’ve never been friends – we’ve been colleagues. And in some ways that’s a very healthy place to be, as you have a clear line between your professional life, and your personal, too’.
Confirmed! Season 2 of And Just Like That… will return June 22 on HBO Max
She’s back! Kim’s public swipes at Sarah Jessica have been numerous, yet an unexpected reaction came after the tragic death of her brother Chris
SCRAPS AND THE CITY: HOW DID KIM AND SARAH’S FEUD BEGIN?
May 2008: SJP defended Kim when she was asked whether she supported her decision to delay the filming of the first SATC movie due to salary disputes
December 2009: Kim and Cynthia Nixon attend SJP’s premier for Did You Hear About The Morgans? in a show of support and SJP tells Elle that she wouldn’t have done the SATC film without Kim
January 2010: In an interview with the Mail, Kim expressed her exasperation over the never-ending feud rumours saying ‘People don’t want to believe that we get on’
May 2010: Kim admits that ‘sometimes feelings get hurt’ during grueling filming hours due to the amount of time the women spent together
August 2016: SJP wishes Kim a happy 60th birthday and addresses her as her ‘old friend’
October 2016: Kim once again defends feud rumours but admits not every day working together is easy or perfect
September 2017: SJP confirmed a third SATC movie… and then announced it was happening
Willie Garson, who played Carrie’s BFF Stan tweeted, ‘Disappointed for all crew holding on for negotiations to conclude for their jobs, and of course, for the fans. Leave it at that. #Truth.’
October 2017: Kim Tells Piers Morgan that SJP ‘could have been nicer’ about the SATC 3 demise
February 2018: Kim blasts ‘cruel’ SJP and says she is not a friend nor family to her
‘When will that Sarah Jessica Parker . . . leave you alone?’ KIM’S BROTHER’S DEATH
Kim’s public swipes at Sarah Jessica have been numerous, yet an unexpected reaction came after the tragic death of her brother Chris.
In February 2018, Chris, 55, went missing when he left the house unlocked without his phone and wallet, after which Kim issued a plea for information.
With a heavy heart she then confirmed that he was found dead near his home in Alberta, Canada. Further details were not given, yet it was revealed that police ‘had no reason to believe there was anything suspicious involved in his death.’
Shortly his death, Kim took to Instagram to thank both her fans and her Sex and the City colleagues for support before hitting out at Sarah.
Following her thank yous, four days later, Kim shared an image with words reading: ‘You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.’
She added a caption on the shot directed at Sarah, reading: ‘My Mom asked me today ‘When will that, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now…
‘Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.’
‘It’s a no from me’: KIM’S VOW TO SHUN AND JUST LIKE THAT…
In 2019, whispers began surrounding And Just Like That, with the presence of Samantha causing widespread whispers, before it was announced that Kim was refusing to get on-board amid unrest behind-the-scenes.
The first season of the new incarnation of the show, renamed And Just Like That, ran for ten episodes on HBO in 2021 and the new series is returning soon.
Back in 2019, the network’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, reflected on Samantha’s exit, saying: ‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade and new friendships start.’
It’s a no for me: Explaining why she would not return, Kim said in 2019: ‘It’s a “no” from me. You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun
Explaining why she would not return, Kim said in 2019: ‘It’s a “no” from me. You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.’
Even SJP has claimed she does not want Kim back – when asked by Variety in a 2022 interview if she would be ‘OK’ if Kim was able to come back to the show if some ‘miracle were to happen,’ after their very public feud exploded back in 2018.
Parker responded: ‘I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared. I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.’
‘We didn’t go to Kim for this, you know,’ Parker said. ‘After we didn’t do the movie and the studio couldn’t meet what she wanted to do, we have to hear her and listen to her and what was important to her.’
‘It didn’t fit into what was important or needed for us. There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim,’ Parker continued.
Way back when… Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica and Kim