Kim Cattrall Says She Feels "Lucky" to Be Done with 'Sex and the City' Amid Reboot Rumors

In a new interview for the Women's Prize for Fiction podcast, Kim Cattrall talked about the backlash she faced leaving Sex and the City.

  • 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.

Amid buzz that Sex and the City may be getting a reboot on HBO MaxKim Cattrall is doubling down on her commitment to leave the show—and her iconic character, Samantha Jones—behind for good.

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."

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Kayleigh Roberts
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