Kim Cattrall reunited with her “Sex and the City” colleagues this week—though they may not be what some fans were hoping for.
The actor was honored Thursday at Variety’s 2022 Power of Women event in New York, and posed happily for photos with Darren Star, who created the original “Sex and the City” series for HBO, and the show’s costume designer Patricia Field. Joining the trio was author Candace Bushnell, who wrote the 1996 book and newspaper column on which “SATC” was based.
Cattrall played Samantha Jones in all six seasons of “Sex and the City,” as well as two feature films. He pulled out of the third film in 2016 amid reports of a feud with co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw.
She has no involvement with HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival, “And Just Like That…”, although the character of Samantha is referenced in several episodes.
It should be noted that Bushnell, Field and Starr also did not participate in the follow-up series.
Although Cattrall didn’t mention “Sex and the City” by name, she was alluding to her controversial exit from the franchise in her speech at Thursday’s event.
She told the crowd, “I want to share with you something that has helped me a lot over the years to navigate my personal life and manage a career in all kinds of situations.” “It’s simple, but at the same time, it’s very complicated. It’s a word, and the word is: ‘No.'”
She then clarified a line from a 2019 Guardian interview, which was widely interpreted as referring to her decision not to reprise the character of Samantha: “No, I’m in such a situation for a moment. I don’t want to live in something that isn’t enjoyable.”
These days, Cattrall is busy with other projects, including roles on Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” and Peacock’s upcoming “Cure As Folk” reboot. Her remarks at Thursday’s event followed a Variety cover story in which she shared her thoughts on “And Just Like That…” for the first time.
Admitting that she hadn’t seen the new series, she nonetheless said that she would “come to the conclusion that it really is to miss my biggest admiration as an actor.”
“I think the original show is really wonderful, but that was a different time,” she explained. “Saying no is powerful.”