Kim Cattrall has broken her silence on the absence of her iconic character Samantha Jones on Sex and The City reboot And Just Like That.
In an interview with Variety, Cattrall confirmed (once again) that she would not return to the franchise: “It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough. I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear.”
She also expressed her opinion on how the show wrote out her character, with Samantha moving to London and cutting off Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) after she was fired as the latter’s book publicist.
When asked about And Just Like That’s direction for Samantha, Cattrall revealed that she feels the show has taken her character’s fallout with Carrie in a strange one: “[It] feels different than the Samantha that I played.”
Discussing the wider plot of the reboot, which she confirms she has not watched, Cattrall commented on its similarity to the scrapped Sex and The City 3 film.
“The series is basically the third movie. That’s how creative it was,” she said.
Cattrall has instead been busy with several other TV projects, playing Sophie on Hulu’s How I Met Your Father and Brenda on Peacock’s reboot of Queer as Folk. She is also starring alongside Robert De Niro in upcoming comedy film About My Father.
Meanwhile, And Just Like That has been confirmed to return for a second season with an as of yet unconfirmed release date.
‘And Just Like That’ cast, however, appeared satisfied with the way Samantha’s absence was handled.
“There’s a storyline about Samantha that I think is great. I think it’s very true, it seems very true to me that friends sometimes grow apart,” said Charlotte actor Kristin Davis.