AceShowbiz - Kim Cattrall insists she didn't shut down production on "Sex and the City 3". While rumors swirled that her "outrageous demands" were to blame for the project to be canceled just days ahead of filming, the Samantha Jones depicter denies the allegations in a new interview.
Sitting down with Piers Morgan for a taping of his ITV show "Life Stories", the Golden Globe winner denounced claims against her conduct and turned the tables on her co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, according to Daily Mail. She also slammed Parker for making her look like a "demanding diva."
"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 told Morgan. "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."
"I really think she could have been nicer," she reiterated, before saying of her co-star, "I don't know what her issue is, I never have." She also dismissed the notion that she was ever close to signing on the film, saying that she declined an offer to reprise her role as the sex-positive publicist. "The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no," she told Morgan.
In the interview, Cattrall also got to address some of the specific allegations previously reported by Daily Mail TV. "I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous," she said.
The actress explained to Morgan that she had received sporadic calls since December about the project with offers to meet with producers, all of which she said she declined. "This isn't about more money, this is not about more scenes, it's not about any of those things," she said. "This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I'm 61. It's now."
While she allegedly declared to Morgan she's done taking on the role of Samantha Jones again, she's not opposed to recasting the character or introducing a new one entirely. She said in the interview, "I want them to make the movie, if that's what they want to do. It's a great part."
"I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it," she suggested. "Or bring in another character. It can be another character." She added, "This is what I really believe that this franchise needs another point of view and this could be it."