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11/02/2021 13:26 GMT

Sex And The City Boss Reveals How Kim Cattrall’s Absence From Reboot Will Be Explained

We could see art imitating life when Samantha Jones is written out of And Just Like That.

The absence of Kim Cattrall’s character in the upcoming Sex And The City revival will see art imitating life, a show boss has hinted. 

HBO’s Casey Bloys has suggested Samantha Jones’ non-appearance in new series And Just Like That will see her having drifted apart from her former friends – echoing the way Kim has distanced herself from her ex-castmates in recent times. 

SATC fans have been speculating how bosses would write the character out after Kim decided not to reunite with Sarah Jessica ParkerKristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon for a new 10-part series featuring their famous characters.

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L-R: Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City

Speaking about the new series, Casey told TVLine: “Just as in real life, people come into your life and people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start.

“So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages — the actual stages of life.”

He continued: “They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her fifties in New York. So, it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”

Kim has spoken out against Sarah on a number of occasions in the past.  

She blasted her former co-star in an Instagram post after SJP reached out to her following the death of her brother, Chris, in 2018.

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Kim has publicly hit out at Sarah on a number of occasions in recent years

After SJP offered her condolences, Kim responded: “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker.”

She then captioned the image: “My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now.”

She continued: “Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”

Kim then posted a link to a New York Post article entitled: “Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed ‘Sex and the City’.”

Kim had previously told Piers Morgan that she had “never been friends” with any of her castmates when filming Sex And The City, after it emerged she had turned down the chance to appear in a third film based on the TV series. 

During an appearance on ITV’s Life Stories, she described her relationship with the US show as “toxic” and said she felt SJP “could have been nicer”

Following the interview, Sarah said “some of us were disappointed” at Kim’s comments, admitting she had found them “hurtful”

Sarah has since downplayed suggestions a feud is the reason behind Kim’s absence from the upcoming revival. 

After Sarah announced the news on Instagram, one fan commented on her post suggesting Kim is sitting out the reunion because she and SJP “dislike” each other.

SJP replied: “No, I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would.

“Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. X (sic).”

When another fan said they would miss Kim and her character, Sarah added: “We will too, we loved her so.”

Sex And The City originally ran for six series between 1998 and 2004, with two films based on the show following in 2008 and 2010.