Cynthia Nixon is sharing her thoughts on the possibility of Kim Cattrall having a larger role in a potential third season of And Just Like That…
During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, the 57-year-old actress was asked by a fan about the likelihood of Cattrall having an expanded presence in the reboot.
Nixon admitted to host Andy Cohen that she believes the chances are “very, very small.” She explained that Cattrall’s cameo in the second season was intended as a special treat for the show’s 25th anniversary.
Back in May, it was revealed that the 66-year-old Cattrall had filmed a cameo as her iconic character Samantha Jones for And Just Like That… However, Nixon revealed that the intention was to surprise longtime fans of the show with the appearance.
“We tried so hard to keep it quiet. We’re really sorry it got out,” she added, “It would have been such a fun thing as you’re watching the episode and she just popped up.”
The uncertain future of Samantha Jones
MAX confirmed to PEOPLE last month that Cattrall would indeed appear as her iconic character on the second season of the reboot, and the actress herself also backed up the news in early June by sharing a photo of herself as Samantha and captioned the post, “Happy Pride 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🌈…..,”
According to Variety, Cattrall filmed the cameo on March 22 in New York City “without seeing or speaking with the stars of the series” including Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis. Nor did she reportedly interact with series creator Michael Patrick King. However, she was dressed by Sex and the City designer Patricia Field for the appearance.
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King told Variety last June that Samatha would be part of the upcoming season. “It’s all so new right now,” he said at the time. “One of my big rules is, don’t tell things until they’re real.”
He added, “My goal is to bring all the characters into the mix together, so that they’re not so much on separate runways.” The re-introduction of Samantha comes 25 years after the show’s premiere on HBO. And after some public tension between Parker and Cattrall, who has previously voiced her disinterest in being part of future SATC stories. “The series is basically the third movie. That’s how creative it was,” Cattrall told Variety last year.
“I was never asked to be part of the reboot. I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie, so I found out about it like everyone else did — on social media.” “I don’t know what happened, because we didn’t start the season thinking this,” King told PEOPLE last week. “Some sort of universal magic shifted. I don’t know whether the fans manifested this. I don’t know what happened. Maybe something about the 25th anniversary brought a lot of energy forward, and all of a sudden Kim was like, ‘All right, I’ll make a stop by.’”