After a lengthy feud between her and Sarah Jessica Parker, it seemed certain Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones would never appear in the “Sex and the City” sequel series “And Just Like That…” until the HBO director told her. asked, “What can we do?”
In perhaps the biggest surprise of the year for “Sex and the City” fans, it has been confirmed that kim cattrall will return to her iconic role as Samantha Jones for the sequel series “And so…”
She had previously insisted for years that she had no interest in returning to the long-running franchise and has made no secret of the ongoing animosity between her and the series’ star. sarah jessica parker. And yet, the creators never closed the door.
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From the beginning of “And Just Like That…” it was established that Samantha was abroad, and we “saw” her via text messages she shared with Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw. In other words, the opportunity for her return was incorporated into the narrative.
Even so, neither Cattrall nor the show’s creators nor HBO had much hope of it happening. But not much hope is any hope, so when the head of HBO called her and asked, “What can we do?” Cattrall was intrigued.
Speaking about the surprise cameo not being a surprise anymore, Cattrall told the ladies of “The View” that she tried to be “creative” in framing an answer to this question.
“And one of those things was getting Pat Field back because I thought if she was going to come back, she had to come back with that Samantha style,” she said. “I have to push it. And we did.”
Patricia Field was the women’s stylist during the original series, as well as in the two movies. But notably, she didn’t return for this sequel series… until now. She has already been working with Cattrall on his other series, “Glamorous.”
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As reported by Variety Last month, Cattrall filmed his cameo, reportedly a phone conversation with Parker, while in New York on March 22. She was styled by Field and all by herself.
Despite returning to this world, Cattrall won’t be sharing the screen with any of his former castmates, which also include Kristin Davis and cynthia nixon. He also reportedly never saw or spoke to showrunner Michael Patrick King. But it is a step.
Cattrall’s initial departure from “SATC” had to do with a proposed third film for the franchise. He felt that the script was not up to par, according to an interview with Variety in 2022. “I would have preferred if we all had some kind of event to justify a third movie,” he said. “That didn’t happen.”
Both Parker and King had said in developing “And Just Like That…”, which they did without approaching Cattrall, that they couldn’t imagine her ever returning to the role. Fortunately for fans, Casey Bloys, the president and CEO of HBO and Max Content, decided to take a chance and reach out. That initiative paid off.
However, fans will have to wait a bit to see Cattrall, as his appearance is scheduled for the season 2 finale in August. The new season kicked off on Thursday, June 22 on Max.