Sarah Jessica Parker continues to insist rumours of a feud with her “Sex and the City” co-star Kim Cattrall are not true.
Speaking to People back in February, Parker addressed her seemingly fraught relationship with Cattrall, which gained public attention after a planned third “Sex and the City” film was cancelled.
In October, Cattrall told Piers Morgan she had a “toxic relationship” with Parker and the rest of the cast and that they were never friends.
In her interview with People, Parker denied there is any fight between them, at least on her end.
“I never talked about it, except [to say] that some of us were disappointed [about the movie not happening],” Parker told People. “But I never responded to the conversation Kim had with Piers Morgan, where she said things that were really hurtful about me.”
“We had this experience and it was amazing, and nothing will ever be like it,” she continued. “We had a connection with an audience, and we had a connection with the city and with this crew, and we got to tell these crazy stories with each other. So I don’t want to mess with that. I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that part.”
Parker added: “So there was no fight; it was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege.”
Parker doubled down on her stance in a recent interview with Vulture, insisting there’s no “catfight” with her former co-star while lamenting Cattrall’s decision not to return for another “Sex and the City” movie.
“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?” sais Parker.
“The three of us have shared our disappointment that we’re not making that movie, not just on our behalf but our crew, but also just the people that have been vocal about wanting to see it,” she added. “But we still live in a free country where people get to make choices and sometimes the answer is ‘no,’ and the only way to respond for me is to respect that. So whether we choose to revisit it at another time and reimagine that story — that’s something [series creator] Michael [Patrick King] and I just haven’t talked about yet, that doesn’t mean we won’t, but we haven’t at this time.”
Continued Parker: “But, no, there is no catfight, there never has been a catfight. I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I. And I spent time with all of the women on the set. People need to recall that it wasn’t just two women on the set fighting because that just never happened. 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.”