- Recently, rumors have swirled that HBO Max is considering a limited series Sex and the City reboot.
- In a new interview for the Women's Prize for Fiction podcast, Kim Cattrall reiterated once again that she's done playing her iconic Sex and the City character, Samantha Jones.
- Cattrall said she feels "lucky" to have the choice to walk away from the franchise and she's very "protective" of her ability to choose for herself.
In a new interview for the Women's Prize for Fiction podcast, Cattrall talked about being "lucky" to have the choice to walk away from Sex and the City for good. She also got candid about the backlash she's faced since publicly declaring she's done with the franchise, which is being eyed as a limited series reboot for HBO Max, according to Deadline. Here are some highlights from Cattrall's interview:
On what drew her to Sex and the City initially—and what it was like to walk away:
"It was a lot of fun and I loved it and being in new territory is always exciting. I felt like we were. Walking away, even if it's the only thing to do, you always feel, it's a bit of shame, I think. The taste of shame and you have to let go of that. You don't want to become that caged bird."
On the backlash she faced for not wanting to do a third Sex and the City movie:
"I remember getting a lot of grief on social media for not wanting to do a film. It was astonishing some of the things people wrote to me—'I work in a bank and I don't like this person and I don't like the hours, but I do it. So you just do it!' Give me what I want. I do it. I'm miserable, you be miserable too."
I'm lucky enough to have the choice, not that I haven't worked for it. I have. It's something I feel very lucky to have and I'm very protective of it. I wouldn't be any good doing something that I really didn't want to do."
On what's next for her—and, spoiler, it's still definitely not more Sex and the City:
"I want to use my platform to tell stories about women my age who have gone through loss. Loss is the biggest headache for my '60s so far, I've lost my father. I've lost my brother."
Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.
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