Kim Cattrall finally addresses why she turned down And Just Like That

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Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
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Kim Cattrall was once a prominent figure in the now iconic HBO series Sex and the City. Playing Samantha Jones, the powerful public relations executive who successfully managed her own firm, she was a fan favourite during the show's six-season stretch.

But even back in 2017 when there was talk of a third movie, (and when And Just Like That was just a mere twinkle in Darren Star's eyes) she made her feelings clear that she didn't want to reprise her role as Samantha. In a new interview for Variety, she said: "It's a great wisdom to know when enough is enough. I also didn't want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

ICYMI, instead of making the decision to not mention Cattrall's character at all, her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis weaved in a storyline where Samantha Jones does exist - just not on-screen. FYI, she now permanently resides in London.

When talking about the movies, Kim simply felt as though history was repeating itself. "Can you imagine going back to a job you did 25 years ago?" she said. "And the job didn't get easier, it got more complicated in the sense of how are you going to progress with these characters? Everything has to grow, or it dies."

Well, looks like that's all cleared up then. We wish Samantha Jones all the best with her London life!

As of 21 March, AJLT has been confirmed for a second season.

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