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There are few things more juicy than a celebrity feud-- just ask FX and Ryan Murphy. Seeing two public figures come to blows is something that has long enthralled the public, and makes celebs more relatable and accessible. Recently TV and movie fans have watched as the drama unfolded over Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. Cattrall's disinterest in returning as Samantha reportedly got the third SATC movie canned, and a feud was born. But now Parker has spoken up about the headlines, and maintains she's never had an issue with Cattrall. As Carrie herself tell it,
I'd just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it. 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?
It looks like Sarah Jessica Parker is trying to distance herself from the growing narrative around she and Kim Cattrall. While the latter has openly attacked her former co-star on social media, Parker herself has kept pretty mum as the story continued to evolve.
While Sarah Jessica Parker hasn't attacked Kim Cattrall in the media, in some ways the story began with her. Parker revealed that there was a script ready for a third Sex and the City movie, but that the film didn't come to fruition without the full cast. In the wake of that announcement, other cast members like Willie Garson (aka Stanford) openly admonished Cattrall's decision, which also likely fueled the fire.
In her same conversation with Vulture, Sarah Jessica Parker also revealed how she doesn't want Kim Cattrall's decision to depart the franchise to take away from its legacy, saying:
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.
While this spat won't stop the generations of Sex and the City fans from re-watching the show on syndication and through the first two movies, one has to wonder if the third film will ever get made. It just wouldn't be the same group without Samantha, so the producers and writers are going to have to go back to the drawing board in order to make a threequel happen.