Alongside her desire to put the franchise to bed, Cattrall and Parker were embroiled in a public feud for quite some time.
When the show was revived via HBO Max‘s “And Just Like That…,” news broke that Cattrall, 65, wouldn’t be involved. And it seems Parker, 56, isn’t very interested in that changing in the future.
In a recent interview with Variety, the Emmy winner was asked whether she’d be OK with Cattrall returning should Cattrall suddenly change her mind.
“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,” Parker said. “I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.”
The actress and “And Just Like That…” writer Michael Patrick King also revealed that Cattrall was never approached to appear in the show because she’d previously expressed so much disinterest in appearing in such a reboot.
“We didn’t go to Kim for this, you know,” Parker explained. “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.”
King also told the outlet that Cattrall was never approached “because she’s said what she had said” and that he has “no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
The reboot explained Samantha’s absence through a falling out between Samantha and Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw when she moved to another country, which was an attempt to “respect the legacy” of Samantha, King said.
“There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim,” Parker said. “Samantha’s not gone. Samantha’s present, and I think it was handled with such respect and elegance. She wasn’t villainized. She was a human being who had feelings about a relationship, so I think we found a way to address it, which was necessary and important for people that loved her.”
Reps for Cattrall did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.