Kim Cattrall is responding to claims she caused production on “Sex and the City 3” to be cancelled.
Sitting down with Piers Morgan for his show “Life Stories”, the Canadian-raised actress denied reports that an upcoming “Sex and the City” sequel was cancelled right before production due to demands she made of the studio.
It had been reported that Cattrall would only sign onto the film if Warner Bros. agreed to produce other films she had in development.
Cattrall’s “Sex and the City” co-star Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed those reports, saying that production was scheduled to be in a matter of weeks before being stopped.
According to Cattrall, those claims are untrue, saying she has been saying “no” to a third “Sex and the City” film for the last year.
“And now, now at this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ – that I’m demanding or a diva,” Cattrall said.
She added, “And this is really where I take to task the people from “Sex And The City” and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer.”
And just in case there was any confusion, Cattrall further clarified her stance on returning to the role of Samantha Jones. “The answer was always ‘no’ and a respectful, firm, ‘no,’” she said. “I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.”
One of Cattrall’s co-stars, however, is apparently not buying her explanation. Willie Garson – beloved by “SATC” fans as Stanford Blatch — issued a scathing response on Twitter, implying he doesn’t believe Cattrall.
“Dear fans, because I’m ‘toxic’ I’m going to negotiate a contract for 6 months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway,” Garson tweeted.