Fans definitely had combined responses to the Sex and the City revival And Easily… which aired late in 2021. The greatest concern that audiences had with the program, aside from doing not like specific characters and stories, was the lack of one cherished character from the initial series: Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.

After appearing in 6 Sex and the City series and 2 movies, Kim Cattrall revealed that she was ended up playing Samantha Jones. When she didn’t sign on to be part of a 3rd movie, or the brand-new series, fans were sad, lots of arguing that the story wouldn’t be the exact same without Samantha.


The other 3 primary starlets from the initial series—Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon (who just accepted repeat her function as Miranda on the condition that the program be starkly various from the initial series) all signed on for And Easily… However fans were still ravaged that Kim’s reaction to returning was “a hard no”.

Why Kim Cattrall Didn’t Return For ‘And Just Like That…’

In an interview with Range, Kim made it clear that she has no strategies to repeat her function in future seasons of And Easily… and had actually formerly verified that belonging to the series was “a hard no”.

So why did Kim have no interest in bringing Samantha back to life?

“It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough,” she informed Range. “I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear.”

While Samantha has actually been a really unique character for Kim, and she does recall fondly on the work she did on Sex and the City, it appears she’s formally over playing the function.

“I haven’t deserted anybody,” she stated, reacting to fans who desire her to repeat the iconic function.

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“Can you imagine going back to a job you did 25 years ago? And the job didn’t get easier; it got more complicated in the sense of how are you going to progress with these characters? Everything has to grow, or it dies.”

“I felt that when the series ended, I thought that’s smart,” she went on. “We’re not repeating ourselves. And then the movie to end all the loose ends. And then there’s another movie. And then there’s another movie?”

Why Kim Cattrall Likewise Stated No To The 3rd Movie

In addition to turning down the concept of playing Samantha in And Easily…, Kim likewise stated no to appearing in a 3rd Sex and the City movie. In her Range interview, she described that she didn’t get in touch with the story, which she declares was extremely comparable to the material of the brand-new series.

Initially, the authors desired Samantha to get naked photos from Miranda’s child Brady. Based upon this story and the total feel of the script, Kim refused the chance due to the fact that she didn’t seem like Samantha was advancing in such a way that Kim might be pleased with.

If Kim had actually been in control of Samantha’s story, she would have chosen a various dispute for the character.

“Why can’t Samantha, who owns her PR company — maybe she had to sell it because of financial woes? 2008 was tough,” she informed Range.

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“Some people are still recovering. She had to sell it to some guy who’s wearing a hoodie, and that’s the dilemma she has. I mean that’s a scenario that was kind of off the top of one of my reps’ heads, and I thought that’s a great idea. That’s a conflict. Instead of an underage boy’s …”

She went on to describe that due to the fact that she was so determined about not appearing in the 3rd movie, the developers didn’t even trouble approaching her for the series, as she had actually made her position clear.

Did Kim Initially Decline Appearing In ‘Sex And The City’ At All?

Surprisingly, Kim initially refused the function of Samantha Jones for the Sex and the City pilot also.

“I turned it down three times. I didn’t think I could do it.,” she stated (through Cheat Sheet). “At 42, I really didn’t think I could pull it off. I finally said, ‘You’re making a mistake here.’”

Naturally, Kim did consent to the pilot, however she still seemed like she didn’t rather record the essence of Samantha till later on in the series.

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“We did the pilot — it was good but it wasn’t there. And then it started to find its way. I realized, because I’d never done a series before, the more you play the character, like in theater, the more you add to it and change. I remember one day, a laugh came out, and I thought, ‘Holy s—, that’s great. Sam just got a new laugh.’”

Fans are grateful that Kim did wind up consenting to play Samantha Jones all those years earlier, due to the fact that if she hadn’t, the series might never ever have actually reached the heights that it did.