“It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha” a source told E News.
We all cried into our cosmos a little when Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed there won’t be a Sex and the City 3 movie, despite rumors of a working screenplay. Things got even sadder after people started accusing Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha, of derailing the reboot because she chose to pass on the project.
Cattrall pushed back at the time, saying she simply wanted to move on from the role. Reports of a cast feud became so loud, though, that Cattrall’s costar Sarah Jessica Parker had to clarify that there’s no fight between the two.
And now an E! News source says tension between the cast really wasn’t the reason Cattrall wasn’t on board with another Sex and the City reunion. Turns out, she reportedly wasn’t down with the screenplay. “Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with,” claims the E! News source. “It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha.”
Of course, this comes from an unnamed source, so take it with a grain of salt, but this insider claims the writers gave Samantha a weird story arc that involved sexts from Miranda’s teen son, Brady. As E! News puts it, “Early in the film, Brady gets caught masturbating. He is also caught sending ‘dick pics’ of his erect penis to Samantha.” Yikes.
It seems that this plot would have happened in the midst of some massive, emotional developments with Carrie and Big. According to reports, the film called for Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big, to die of a heart attack. This twist would have been incredibly intense and sad—and, if the source’s report is true, a strange juxtaposition to Samantha’s storyline.
Plus, remember that Cattrall has always maintained that she’s been ready to move on from the role for a while. Last year she tweeted at a fan to check out her series Sensitive Skin on Netflix instead of watching SATC. She also shared with the Scottish newspaper Daily Record that she felt the times had shifted since she portrayed the public relations powerhouse and self-proclaimed “try-sexual.”
“To have four women talking about shopping trips and spending $400 on shoes when people are having trouble putting food on the table? It doesn’t mean we don’t need that, but I think the pendulum swung in a different direction,” she said.