There’s a new development in the ongoing Sex and the City saga: Sarah Jessica Parker has spoken.
While promoting her film Blue Night, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last week, the actress and sartorial legend spoke with Vulture about the movie, and, of course, the state of relations among SATC’s main players (two of them, in particular).
Though Parker has been thrust into the center of a so-called feud with former co-star Kim Cattrall, she insists the negativity is one-sided.
“I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight,” she said in response to a question about a potential third Sex and the City movie.
“I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it,” Parker continued. “I also want to remind everybody that there were four women on the set and I spent equal time with all of them, so this was not a set with two women who didn’t get along. I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?”
As for Sex and the City 3, there's still a thread of hope for the ill-fated project.
“The three of us have shared our disappointment that we’re not making that movie, not just on our behalf but our crew, but also just the people that have been vocal about wanting to see it. But we still live in a free country where people get to make choices and sometimes the answer is ‘no,’ and the only way to respond for me is to respect that. So whether we choose to revisit it at another time and reimagine that story—that’s something [Michael Patrick King] and I just haven’t talked about yet, that doesn’t mean we won’t, but we haven’t at this time.”
“But, no, there is no catfight,” she clarified, “there never has been a catfight. I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I. And I spent time with all of the women on the set. People need to recall that it wasn’t just two women on the set fighting because that just never happened. We are enormously proud of what we got to do and I don’t want someone sharing thoughts publicly, which is Kim’s right to do and that is what it is, but we spent 10, 12 years of our life doing something that I really loved and I feel privileged to be part of and I don’t want this to eclipse it or change its experience for that audience that was so good to us for so long.”
Sounds like SJP would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.