ATTENTION: this article contains spoilers for the first two chapters of And just like that…
Sex in New York is on the lips of the world again as a result of the premiere of the new series, And just like that …, which returns its protagonists to the streets of Manhattan, with fresh, renewed and from the perspective of three 55-year-old women. That is, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis), without Samantha.
The absence of Kim cattrall It was an announced truth that filled headlines over the last few years due to her refusal to go back to history, with contradictory statements from the protagonists, rumors and gossip that painted us an enmity with Sarah Jessica Parker far from being nice.
Y And just like that … does not hide. On the contrary, in a few minutes of the first chapter he already takes sides in the rivalry and without his pulse shaking.
Being the big elephant in the room, the series wastes no time and in the 45th second of the first episode it refers to the absence of Samantha. It is then that the protagonists explain to an old acquaintance that the fourth musketeer left for England for work, and they do so representing the discomfort of having to give explanations as if they were the actresses themselves, facing the mirage that their characters created before the fans as inseparable friends. Minutes later, Carrie and Miranda discuss the matter, explaining that Samantha stopped talking to them when the former fired her as her literary publicist since, according to the market, she no longer needed it.
Carrie says she called her, left her voice messages asking her to call her back as well as sending her tons of text messages, but that Samantha just never answers. He adds that in those attempts he asks them to talk about the issue in order to fix it, ensuring that the situation “it’s weird ” because he always thought that “the four of us would be friends forever. “
But nevertheless, The most interesting thing about this explanation is how Carrie or Sarah Jessica Parker recreates their speech. We see her angry, no longer sad or heartbroken over the loss of a great friend, but disappointed, even exhausted without wanting to try again. And in a sense it is impossible not to see the sequence as a reflection of life itself, as a direct response from the series itself to all the gossip and reaction, taking the actress’s side in the whole dilemma. How? Letting the discomfort of the situation make an appearance, reflecting how the actress would have tried to make peace in the media while Kim Cattrall remained in her thirteen. That is, we do not know what happened behind closed doors between them, but we can only reach our conclusions based on the statements they made themselves over the years. And in this timeline, one can actually conclude that Sarah Jessica Parker tried to keep the party in peace or at least away from the gossip.
Basically, the supposed enmity between Kim cattrall Y Sarah Jessica Parker It has been living with the legacy of the series, at least, since 2004 when the Canadian actress began to make her first statements. It was in December of that year, months after the end of Sex in New York when he said in Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (via Digital spy) that the series had ended because they had not allowed everyone to participate in the finances of the show. And it is that time later, in 2008, The Telegraph revealed that Parker would have enjoyed a salary increase of $ 300,000 thanks to having landed a role as an executive producer from the second season, ensuring that the rest of the actresses were not happy with the difference. And since then the rumors did not stop. What if they weren’t friends, if they avoided eating together, if they didn’t talk to each other and made the filming of the movies uncomfortable, etc.. Meanwhile, Parker always maintained that he “adores” Kim Cattrall (Elle, 2009) and that he “broke the heart ” that the rumor existedTime, 2016), Nixon added that it was “ridiculous” think they were adversariesMarie Claire, 2010) and Cattrall blamed the press for wanting to antagonize them, adding that he was “exhausted ” Y “bored” that they kept asking him about the same thing. (Daily Mail, 2010). But everything changed in 2017 when it was learned that the third film had been canceled and rumors immediately emerged that blamed the actress for demanding impossible demands from the studio, something that she denied simply saying that, when she turned 60, she had turned the page with the character. He even clarified that he had already said no to the project a year ago, in 2016.
The truth is that, officially, neither Sarah Jessica Parker nor her companions publicly accused Cattrall, but they did share the disappointment of not making the third installment. Which, in theory, could have widened that gray cloud that pointed to Cattrall as the culprit for the cancellation. And then the war started. The actress confirmed to Piers Morgan, not only that she would not make the film, but that she was never friends with her companions. “We were never friends, we were colleagues ” she said and pointed to Parker for failing to confront rumors that accused her of being a diva (via ET). “This is where I point to the people of Sex and the City, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker. I think it could have been nicer. I don’t know what your problem is ” I drop opening Pandora’s box. Later, in February 2018, Parker told Watch What Happens Live that Cattrall’s statement denying friendship between them was “painful ”. “I found it very sad because it is not the way I remember our experience.”
Shortly after, Parker shared his condolences on the death of Kim Cattrall’s brother on Instagram and testified to Entertainment tonight what is an act “involuntary” let someone who has been in your life know that you are thinking of them. However, Cattrall accused Parker in the same partner networkl from “exploit” the death of his brother, writing: “My mother asked me today ‘When will that hypocrite Sarah Jessica Parker leave you alone?’ ”, pointing out their attempts as “painful reminders of the cruel ” it would have been with her. “You are not my family. You’re not my friend” He added asking him at the same time that “stop exploiting our tragedy to restore your image as a good person ”.
Even so, Parker still does not respond directly but maintains a message of distancing and cordiality in interviews, talking about the unique experience that they all lived together in the original series while Cattrall, for example, has ‘liked’ a recent tweet after the premiere of And just like that … which refers to his absence, with a user saying that she only sees things where Kim Cattrall appears.
That is why, in those two released episodes of the new series we see an angry and disappointed Carrie, who tries to bridge differences but continually runs into a wall that refuses to talk about the matter, to respond to or to address her directly, it seems to reflect indirectly the definitive message of the series to Kim Cattrall. They have not eliminated the character, they name him, explain his absence and even open the door to a future reconciliation in the second episode when Carrie receives a gesture from Samantha from London. But even then, Carrie’s reaction is one of not knowing what else to say to him. He sends her a plain thank you by text and turns the page.
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‘Sex in New York’ does not hide and takes sides in the discord with Kim Cattrall