While “Sex And The City” fans will never get to see the third film, secrets from the script of the aborted project are being revealed.
During the latest episode of Cadence13’s podcast “Origins”, host James Andrew Miller, who regularly sits down with cast members, spilled some new spoilers.
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha on the hit series and film franchise, outspokenly refused to shoot the third flick — and according to Miller, he knows why.
Apparently, Cattrall was concerned with the plot, which Miller says called for Mr. Big — a.k.a. love interest to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw — to die of a heart attack.
“People close to Kim believe she never wanted to do the third movie, period,” Miller says. “And they point to two large issues that made it impossible for anyone close to her to talk her into doing it. First, although each woman was to get $1 million up front, they believe the way the backend had been divided up among the five — the four women and [creator] Michael Patrick King — was unequal and unfair. And second, people close to Kim believe that the script for the movie didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha. They pointed a fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the film more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”
Chris Noth, who played Mr. Big in the series and the two “Sex and the City” films, told Miller on a past episode that he wasn’t a fan of filming the mushier scenes.
“I really didn’t enjoy any of the movies,” he said. “I really hate corny stuff. It could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. The whole thing at the end of the [first] movie with the shoe and the closet: hated it. I’m a team player, but I never really enjoyed the movies. I thought they were sentimental as hell. Even the humour didn’t match the series.”
Cattrall has always stayed solid on her “respectful, firm no” in regard to turning down the third movie.