PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 07: Kim Cattrall of 'Filthy Rich' speaks during the Fox segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 07, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Kim Cattrall is lastly opening up about “Sex and the City” and the destiny of her notorious character, Samantha Jones. Fans of the ’90s traditional have been ready to listen to from the actor ever because it was introduced that her character wouldn’t be part of the HBO Max reboot, “And Just Like That.” In a brand new interview with Variety, the “How I Met Your Father” star acquired candid about why she selected to stroll out from her staple TV function.

“I additionally did not wish to compromise what the present was to me. The method ahead appeared clear.”

“It’s a terrific knowledge to know when sufficient is sufficient,” Cattrall mentioned of leaving the “Sex and the City” franchise. “I additionally did not wish to compromise what the present was to me. The method ahead appeared clear.” In the brand new reboot, Cattrall’s Samantha is noticeably absent because the present’s important quartet has now shrunken to a trio. Her character is talked about solely a handful of occasions in reference to her and Carrie’s (performed by Sarah Jessica Parker) dissolved friendship, however followers have expressed their distaste for how her storyline is handled.

In her Variety interview, Cattrall confirmed that she was by no means requested to be part of the reboot and discovered in regards to the collection the identical time followers did. After “Sex and the City 2” premiered, Cattrall made it clear she had no plans to reprise her function in any future tasks — together with the third film that was by no means made. According to her, the script to the attainable third movie, which she beforehand learn, is actually the HBO Max reboot. But what did not make the brand new present is a storyline involving Miranda’s (performed by Cynthia Nixon) son, Brady (Niall Cunningham).

Cattrall confirmed that Samantha’s plot would’ve concerned her receiving undesirable “dick pics” from Brady, which the actor referred to as “heartbreaking.” Instead, Cattrall would’ve preferred to see her storyline mirror the monetary woes of the PR firm she owned — one thing she thought might’ve been a “nice concept” to assist her character progress. “I might have most popular for all of us to have some form of occasion to warrant a 3rd movie,” she added. “That did not occur. But additionally, I used to be prepared. And that is precisely what I needed for: to be somewhere else enjoying completely different characters as a result of I’m a personality actress. And as troublesome because it was, and as scary as it’s to face up and never be bullied by the press or the followers or whomever — to simply say, I’m good. I’m on this monitor. It was so nice working with you. I so loved it, however I’m over right here.”

“Can you think about going again to a job you probably did 25 years in the past?”

Despite followers who hoped to listen to from Samantha on “And Just Like That,” Cattrall revealed that she was “completed” with the “Sex and the City” franchise after the second film. “Can you think about going again to a job you probably did 25 years in the past? And the job did not get simpler; it acquired extra difficult within the sense of how are you going to progress with these characters? Everything has to develop, or it dies,” she mentioned. “I felt that when the collection ended, I believed that is good. We’re not repeating ourselves. And then the film to finish all of the free ends. And then there’s one other film. And then there’s one other film?”

Cattrall additionally briefly addressed her public fallout with Parker, who beforehand mentioned she would not approve of the actor reprising her function as Samantha. “Well, it could by no means occur anyway. So no one has to fret about that,” Cattrall remarked.

Though Cattrall has but to see “And Just Like That,” she considers her missed presence on the present “the best praise I might have as an actor.” She additionally famous that Samantha’s feud with Carrie within the reboot “feels completely different than the Samantha that I performed.” “It’s odd, is not it? I do not know tips on how to really feel about it,” Cattrall mentioned of the franchise holding Samantha within the franchise with out her. “It’s so finite for me, so it would not proceed. I believe I might ponder it extra if I did not have one thing like ‘Queer as Folk’ or ‘How I Met Your Father.’ . . . That feels highly effective, that I’ve left one thing behind that I’m so pleased with. I beloved [Samantha]. I beloved her so, so, a lot. It’s powerful competitors. The authentic present is in all of our imaginations. But for me, it feels clear.”

The “And Just Like That” season one finale appears to have left the door open for Cattrall’s character to presumably return sooner or later. But with new tasks in entrance of her, Cattrall is content material with shifting on and shutting Samantha’s chapter for good. When requested if her return to “And Just Like That” was a particular no, Cattrall replied: “That’s a no. It’s highly effective to say no.”

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