Kim Cattrall’s response to Cynthia Nixon’s primary run is brilliantly shady


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For months, former Sex and the City costars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker were engaged in a monstrous fight. It was an attritional gossip war that was fought on the pages of People Magazine, Us Weekly, the Daily Mail and many blogs. I came down firmly on Kim’s side – it seemed clear that she had enough of SJP’s “fake nice-girl persona” and Kim was prepared to burn that bridge entirely. It all started because Kim refused to come back and sign on for a third SATC movie, a movie no one asked for and no one wanted, a movie that would make Sarah Jessica even richer. SJP basically tried to publicly shame Kim for refusing to come back.

It felt like Kristin Davis was squarely on SJP’s side – because SJP’s side is “money” – but Cynthia Nixon took a more diplomatic approach, and Nixon even reached out quietly to Kim when Kim’s brother passed away. Now that Cynthia is running for governor of New York, people are wondering if she has all of the votes from her Sex and the City costars. This is the question someone tweeted at Kim:

Kim’s response?

My God. I can still feel the tension from here. If anyone was wondering, yes, Kim is still pissed off. She’s justifiably angry that Sarah Jessica Parker created this whirlwind of drama over the fact that Kim just didn’t want to do any more sh-tty SATC movies. So does Nixon have Kim’s vote? Who knows. But it seems like Cynthia won’t be able to film a third movie either. I wonder if we can expect Sarah Jessica to throw a massive hissy fit about Cynthia being a money-hungry diva or nah?

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  1. Tanesha86 says:

    Is this really shady or diplomatic? I don’t see any shade being thrown 🤷🏾‍♀️

    • Jay says:

      I don’t see shade at CN, but shade at SJP. A swipe, a jab, a reminder.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Seems diplomatic to me. I read an Op-Ed in the NYT that reminded me that Nixon was yet another celebrity running for office with little or no public service experience. That’s something worth tiptoeing around.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Agree. The answer was just diplomatic without the answer of if she would vote for her. I don’t know what else she could have said. No matter what she said, someone would make it about SJP, notably SJP.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        ttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/opinion/cynthia-nixon-experience-governor-ny.html

      • Llamas in pajamas says:

        Same. Don’t see shade at all.

      • TwoPac says:

        I’m getting so tired of the “celebrities shouldn’t run”. Hello people- the democracy bus is running of an F-ing cliff, will SOMEONE please take the wheel? I don’t care IF THERES’ experience, someone can w more technical know how and less money can co-pilot FFs. I’m stressed EVERYDAY since 2016- my 10yo thinks we may have nuclear war and he’s STUDIED Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Let SOMEONE -anyone w Democratic values- take the helm away from the current kleptocracy!!

      • Milla says:

        Isn’t she British? If she cannot vote or doesn’t plan to vote, why say anything else? Diplomatic indeed.

      • imqrious2 says:

        TwoPac, I don’t think it’s in the vein of “celebrities shouldn’t run” but more so in, if you want to run, start at local level and LEARN ABOUT GOV’T. Nixon has NO experience in running gov’t., esp. one as large as NY. She may be an activist, but what does she know about being governor?

    • holly hobby says:

      I don’t think it’s shady. She did correctly sidestep any controversy by not saying whether she endorses Cynthia or not. Sometimes voting preferences are personal. If people don’t want to say that’s perfectly fine.

    • raincoaster says:

      That is because it is being thrown EXPERTLY. Nobody, nowhere, is as passive-aggressive as a Canadian cougar. We are ice-cold.

    • Lavin says:

      I don’t see shade at all, if anything it sounds supportive.

  2. JustJen says:

    Whoa! I’m in awe.

  3. Wilma says:

    I think Cynthia Nixon posted something very positive about SJP on Instagram a few weeks ago. She made it pretty clear that she was team SJP I think.

    • CrazyCatLady says:

      Both CN and SJP were child actresses in NYC theatre at around the same time period. They became friends then, so they’ve known each other forever and pre SATC. CN is no doubt Team SJP if cornered but her personality is such that she wouldn’t want to be pulled into a public stance on such a petty beef.

    • Bella bella says:

      SJP used to host fundraising parties for Bill Clinton. I’m sure she is being perceived as an asset to Nixon’s campaign.

  4. NoShame says:

    While I can’t stand Andrew Cuomo and will likely vote for Nixon in the primary simply because I am so thoroughly outraged by the state of our subway system, Cynthia Nixon should not be running for Governor.

    The last thing we need is another celebrity who thinks they can run a massive government. Nixon has never run anything, not even a small production company as far as I can tell.

    While her launch ad was nice and all, she already seems totally clueless about the fact that these elections are not won in Manhattan. They are won upstate.

    Also mean-girling a co-star seconds after her brother passes away is beyond disgusting. It seems to me Nixon had no intention of starring in this film either if she wanted to run for Governor of one of the largest states in the country.

    #TeamKim

    • Clare says:

      ‘will likely vote for Nixon in the primary’

      ‘Nixon should not be running for Governor’

      ‘The last thing we need is another celebrity who thinks they can run a massive government.’

      Those statements don’t add up. If you don’t think she should be Governor, don’t vote for her. I agree with you, in that the last thing anyone needs is another celebrity trying to run a government.

      I have no horse in this race – but the idea of voting for someone you basically call unqualified, just to express outrage…that worries me. That, in part, is what gave is Trump and Brexit.

      • NoShame says:

        It makes sense if you want to send Cuomo a message. It makes sense if you want him to suffer and stress out about his re-election. For those us who live in NYC and are forced to use the subway every day this is the only recourse we have at the moment.

      • minime says:

        @NoShame I have no horse in this race and I understand that you’re upset and think this is the way of showing it…Still, I need to agree with Clare 1000 times! This kind of behaviour is so dangerous and after all the horrible examples that we had in the last years (Brexit, Trump…) it baffles me that this is still seen like a good centred option. As goes the saying “be careful what you wish for” so that it doesn’t end up with another inexperienced clueless celebrity in government.

      • Lyla says:

        I have to agree with Claire. If you don’t think Nixon, why are you voting for her in the primary just to send Cuomo a message? What if everyone else did the same? Then Nixon will win the primary. How many people went into brexit and trump with the same thinking? And look how that turned out. They voted for Brexit and Trump, thinking it wouldn’t happen and then it happened.

      • Bella bella says:

        @Lyla, I believe it’s something like a 70/30 split between Cuomo and Nixon. I have no idea why she is running. Seems like a massive waste of money to me.

    • minx says:

      I liked Nixon and Davis on SATC but it seems they cast their lot with SJP. Their choice. I find Kim’s claims about bullying believable.

    • SM says:

      This is why I can’t decide if this is shade of CN or SJP. Like, former colleague- very formal and that she supports any choice, as if avoiding saying if the approves or disapproves THE choice. But maybe it is some leeway to say something to SJP. My view is if you care about the person you are asked about you answer directly about the person asked, not use them to teach a third party some lesson. So my feeling is that Kim is done with everyone involved in Sex and the City which she put firmly in her past.

      • Victoria Batezel says:

        I asked Kim the question and I thought she gave me a great answer.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        The formality also makes it sound like she’s being clear that she isn’t taking a stance, and doesn’t want to be asked about any of the other SATC actors. I certainly can’t blame her for that.

    • LB says:

      Well I won’t be voting for her in anything. I am tired of celebrities and pseudo-celebrities thinking they’re qualified for these jobs because they may be slightly “woke” and can handle public speaking well. They are also so out of touch with the average person in their constituency. No offense to Ms. Nixon who seems intelligent but I’m done with it. Her video focusing on NYC primarily was enough to show me she has no idea what the whole state is about (and I say this as someone born and raised in NYC).

      NY and NYC is full of not great leaders right now but this – more celebrities – isn’t the solution. I doubt she can fix the long standing issues with the MTA anyway.

      • holly hobby says:

        If she wants to fix the subway, she should run for city govt. I believe that’s how it works in my city. The City Council has a say about public transportation – not the governor. Cynthia should start small and build on it. I wouldn’t ask for the whole enchilada the first time.

      • NoShame says:

        @Hollylobby.

        Here in NY State the Governor is responsible for the subway system, not someone on the city council.

    • Fdff says:

      This is biased a lot of politicians have run and been great at the job without exp in political office including hillary clinton and elizabeth warren

      • Carisel says:

        You’re going to compare Nixon to Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton???????????

        That’s a really big stretch….

      • Genessee says:

        Did you seriously just mention “Hillary Clinton” and “no experience” in the same sentence? Even when she was “just” a Senator she had more experience than most.

      • Kath says:

        Yeah, being Secretary of State is a job for the work experience kid.

    • Tanya says:

      Nixon is no Trump. She’s been pretty active in advocating for her policy goals, contributing to progressive organizations, and sounds like she’s actually read some Warren. Coumo is a cynical, mean, inept back-stabber, and hates the subway.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Nixon’s celebrity caused a qualified progressive who may have given Cuomo a real run for his money and forced him to defend his policies to drop out.
      I won’t vote for her either way. I can’t stand Cuomo, but Arnold S nearly broke California. Ideas are great, but politicking and getting things done are very different.
      Besides Cuomo loathes 45 and it may be up to New York State to save the country. She doesn’t have the connections, relationships or gravitas to make that happen.
      I have some great ideas and am an activist. But I am nowhere near qualified to run a state. Especially one as complex as New York.

    • Lavin says:

      I love Cynthis but Here’s my issue. Why Don’t these “Celebrity-politician-aspirants “realize Obama was in city counsel first , then Senator and Hillary worked in Washington as a young lawyer even before First Lady of Arkansas and then First Lady, then Senator, then Secretary of State and other Political-office holders were Mayor, Councilman-orCouncilwomen , head of Screen Actors Guild even… why do these celeb- politician-aspirants want to jump right to top spot of a State or our Country? I don’t get it? They need to learn how to govern first in lower offices, how to council, how to understand work w communities which they want to represent.
      I love Cynthia Nixon, I love George Clooney, I love Oprah, but I want people in office who paid their dues in other offices on the way, I want them to learn how to govern , not just jump to top spots inGovernment.
      Trump is awful . Horrible

  5. Kristen says:

    Maybe SJP was a total bitch, maybe not. And Kim is certainly allowed to say no to projects. But at this point, Kim is starting to look bad and frankly, really unsupportive. Just my two cents.

    • leskat says:

      I’m with you, Kristen. I am very much #teamKim but I’m starting to get embarrassed for her. Everyone said their peace, all the ugliness was out on the table now let’s just leave it there in the past.

    • Misti says:

      I’m with you. I already said Catrall also has a nasty reputation behind the scenes, her hands aren’t clean either and I stick with that.
      But I expect the pile on to start with Nixon as ‘sucking up to SJP cause she needs the money unlike “brave Kim”‘, or something like that.

      • Brett says:

        That’s what I don’t get: why is everyone so firmly convinced that KC is not a significant part of the problem here? Her comment seems pointedly worded as an underhanded jab at either SKP or CN, and though I am by no means a SJP fan, I simply don’t get why everyone thinks she is 100% the evil party here. From everything I’ve read, it seems as if KC is participating in this “feud” as much as anyone. I mean, honestly, if Sarah, Kristin, and Cynthia all get along pretty well, why is it so hard to think that maybe Kim is a big part of her own problem in her relationship (or lack thereof) with her costars?

      • felixswan2 says:

        @BRETT Yes to what you said! Agree 100%

      • Pear says:

        Brett, because the only stuff that was leaked about her was she asked for higher pay and negotiated tough. (I also remember Chris Noth shading Kim about having two “appearance” assistants when everyone else only had one though.) If she’d done anything else they’d have certainly leaked it. I think she knew her value to the show/movies and played tough.

        I don’t really care about her personality other than that, and what convinces me SJP and team is in the wrong is the fact they think it’s okay to leak against a colleague and run smear campaigns because said colleague asks for fairer pay and negotiates tough. That’s terrible form in any business negotiation.

    • Bridget says:

      How on earth does she look bad? And “unsupportive”? She is completely polite and well spoken here.

      • Shannon says:

        Right? Why feel embarrassed for her? Because she didn’t go jumping for joy and pledge her vote? She clearly doesn’t like these chicks, but she gave a cordial response that was very appropriate imo.

      • Anon33 says:

        Who the eff was KC supposed to be “supporting?” Didn’t her brother just die? How about supporting her?

      • Carrie1 says:

        Reading comments and social media is always alarming wake up to how people form decisions and whether they have any good judgment at all.

        Kim did fine here. Her brother just died. Thinking straight immediately after public bullying, gas lighting, a beloved sibling missing, then death of said beloved sibling… Kim even responding is more than anyone should expect.

        I’ve never had an opinion on SJP or Nixon but as of today, no time for them. Was very saddened to read above a well qualified candidate dropped out because Nixon is pulling this stunt.

      • Victoria Batezel says:

        That’s Exactly what I said too!! I asked her the question and she gave a great answer!

      • Lithe says:

        @Carrie1, I couldn’t agree more with this:

        “Reading comments and social media is always alarming wake up to how people form decisions and whether they have any good judgment at all.”

    • magnoliarose says:

      These must be the same people who swarmed the other sites.
      Who cares about SJP at this point. That story is done and was unimportant anyway.

      But from what I hear SJP still has an ax to grind and can’t let it go. I imagine anytime KC is mentioned even if it has nothing to do with SJP the same will happen to try to dig it up again. That is how smear campaigns work.

      Move on. We have.

      • Lavin says:

        I have heard things about SJP when I worked in TV ten years or so ago and I was shocked when my tv producer-boss said ( to me, while I was looking for photos to use for a story on SATC) that She my boss could NOT STAND HER. I said oh I love her… My boss said , SJP , I don’t like her. I then tried to pry as to why, she said, I can’t stand her, that’s all I’ll say.
        My boss handled a lot of celebrity interviews at that time. SATC heyday.

  6. tw says:

    What is really behind SJP’s desire for a 3rd film? Money? I think it’s more about ego and attachment. She needs the fame and adoration that Carey inspired for years.

    • minx says:

      IMO it’s all of the above. SJP gets more money than the rest of them and she also gets to have storylines tailored to her vanity.

    • LAK says:

      SJP’s side projects are tied into the public perception that she’s Carrie. These movies boost the Carrie/ SJP brand so that she makes more money and more side projects.

    • Jussie says:

      Money. Not so much from the film, but from the whole Carrie persona. Her public image is extremely tied to Carrie, and that helps her massively. Her perfumes and fashion ranges and shoe lines and so on sell because people still think of her the way she was promoted as Carrie. The sexy, fun, stylish, single IT girl.

      The longer SJP goes without playing Carrie, the more obvious the divide between her and that character is, and the more obvious that divide is, the less interested people are in buying SJP branded stuff.

      There’s also a pride aspect. The show doesn’t hold up quite as well as people thought it would, and the movies damaged the brand a lot. The movies were also where SJP had the most creative control. I imagine she thinks she can restore SATC to its former glory if she gets the chance.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Everyone else answered it. It makes no sense otherwise does it? Projects fall through more often than get made but this one is worthy of all this drama? I don’t think so. The movies were crap and not exactly classics. NO ONE asked for a 3rd.
      Yet…she wouldn’t let it go.

    • Lavin says:

      100+

      At this point for me SATC is like a time capsule of a great time. I love watching the reruns and first movie , but it’s time to let it go.
      Maybe a Reboot in Modern day NYC in 2028,2029,2030 lol with SJP brought in for guest cameo as Grandmother.

  7. HK9 says:

    It’s factual, and diplomatic but we all know the best shade is when you can’t tell. Kim has no difficulty being direct so I’m inclined to think this isn’t really shade.

    • SlightlyAnonny says:

      Does KC even do shade? The response is 100% shady towards SJP but also a perfect response about a political system she has no part in, isn’t she Canadian based in the UK? So I’m coming down on 100% shade because I hate SJP. Well played, KC.

    • Lithe says:

      I agree it is factual and diplomatic. I haven’t seen anything about CN being supportive of KC over the years that would make me think that CN is entitled to a warmer show of support. To KC’s credit, if she has any negative feelings about CN’s suitability for the office of governor, she’s keeping them to herself.

      But if you carry water for SJP, you’re going to see KC’s response as a nasty, intemperate jab.

  8. Renee says:

    Cynthia has been a politically involved activist for years. I don’t live in NY. But I don’t think just because she is a famous actress, that makes her unqualified for the position. There is no comparison between her & Trump.

    • Merritt says:

      I think this is an important point. I remember her doing activism for public schools at least a decade ago. She may not have experience holding public office, but she has been involved in community organizing for a long time.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Surely activists, famous or not, are a dime a dozen especially in larger cities and college towns. I think some actual governing experience and a wider knowledge than a particular, or a few particular, activist concerns would be desired by voters. But, I feel so out of touch, sometimes, with poplar culture i could be way off base.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      Okay, but that does not mean her first stop should be as governor. There are lots of lower positions that I would encourage her to consider, including positions that are city positions.

    • Yathink says:

      Being an actress doesn’t make her unqualified, being unqualified does. She has never run anything in her entire life. She has opinions and advocates for them and that’s great but being an activist, especially the easier already a celeb so have more people willing to listen to me right off the bat version, doesn’t mean you can manage budgets, staff, policy, negotiations and all the other requirements of a political job.

  9. Kate Widdleton says:

    Yikes. She’s not making herself look great.

    • stinky says:

      Agree(!) ive been watching and seeing all sides and I don’t know why everyone presumes that Kim isn’t the actual ‘B’, quite frankly. Instead everyone (here, at least) loves to pile on SJP just because she ended up w/ a fatter purse than the rest of the players. Why is it presumed that SJP’s side of the story is false? Kim has ALWAYS comes across as extremely pretentious to me.

      • @stinky Most people are #teamkim because SJP was talking shit on Andy the night before and publicly wrote a condescending message when she realized she would look bad coz KC’s brother just passed away. In simple terms, we are not blind.

    • Genessee says:

      I don’t even know why they asked Kim if she is going to vote for Cynthia Nixon. Isn’t Catrall UK/CANADIAN? Canadians can’t vote in U.S. elections.

  10. greenmonster says:

    With Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York, how could she have been available for a 3rd SATC movie? I mean she must have considered running months ago, probably even a year or two. So, was she on board with a 3rd movie? Wouldn’t this have clashed with her political ambitions?

    • Merritt says:

      Honestly I don’t think she was particularly interested in a third film. I think SJP was the only one.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree. It’s doubtful that Nixon decided just last week to run for Governor, so in the last few weeks when SJP was trying to blame KC for the 3rd movie not happening, she was conveniently ignoring this other huge barrier to making a third film. Either that or Nixon isn’t that close with any of them and kept this on the down low.

  11. Rumi says:

    The crap that SJP pulled during Kim’s brothers passing was unforgivable.
    Kim’s message is shady and I agree brilliantly done!
    I cannot stand people like SJP who are so incredibly insecure they micro manage every single detail in their lives. They are so controlling, manipulative and destructive. Everyone has to play by their rules.

  12. pwal says:

    Don’t think Kim can- she has dual citizenship in Canada and England… But yeah, why is it okay for Cynthia to pursue politics which is, to say the least, time-consuming and have a lot of baggage associated with it, but Kim was all matters of rag for deigning not to waste her time on a potentially subpar vehicle that will not yield her anything except frustration and some money?

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    I wonder if SJP will start a career shaming campaign on Nixon for daring to move on from SATC.

    Good luck to Nixon.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Cynthia running effectively kills any potential for another film. Funny that SJP doesn’t have a problem with that, huh?

    The grossest part of all this was SJP continuing and expanding the feud while Kim was dealing with the loss of her brother. I get that they didn’t get along and there’s a lot of remaining friction and disagreements, but when someone is grieving, leave them alone. Do not go on tv and slam them, do not get all your friends to make comments, and do not encourage the tabloids to write stories about it. Leave the woman and her family alone.

  15. Mishka says:

    Kim Cattrall is a grown woman. Leave her alone. At least she responded. She is still grieving for her brother for God’s sake.

    I would rather look at her all day long than horse face control freak mean girl who is married to a manslaughter guilty meathead.

  16. starkiller says:

    Cattrall is not American and therefore can’t vote in a US gubernatorial election, so I’m unsure why her opinion on this matter is even relevant.

  17. Rachel in August says:

    What exactly are colleague’s? No such thing. You mean colleagues I’m sure. I like you, Kim. Please don’t fall victim to the asinine habit of putting an apostrophe where it has no business being, ugh.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      The apostrophe is in exactly the right place. It shows ownership of the “right”.

      I support their right = I support a colleague’s right

      Nothing to complain about here.

      • Lithe says:

        Agree. KC correctly used the apostrophe to show possession—not pluralization.

      • Rachel in August says:

        Actually you’re right! I stand corrected. I didn’t read the whole thing. I’m an editor and that plural apostrophe makes me crazy. This is correct though, thank you.

      • Lithe says:

        @Rachel in August, I get it! Apostrophes are currently so widely abused, I can understand the impulse to rush to their rescue :)

    • Carrie1 says:

      Wow. An editor. That makes sense here.

  18. JennyJazzhands says:

    I’m very confused about this entire situation. I was reading the movie news at the time because I am one of the few people that would have watched a third film. I definitely remember sjp and Kristen talking about wanting a movie but I don’t remember there being a whirlwind. But, then again, I don’t believe “sources” stories, so if we’re assuming that every “sources story came from sjp, then that might qualify as a whirlwind.
    And I can’t know that sjp knew Kim’s brother passed minutes before wwhl. I also don’t see what was so bad about saying she thought they were friends.
    No one’s mentioned it in a while and Kim is still going. I don’t know what to think. By all accounts, sjp wasn’t the only person, by far, that didn’t hang out with Kim on set. It’s entirely possible that sjp is a mean girl ringleader but it’s also entirely possible that Kim is not nice to be around. I’m getting the latter vibe now, whereas before, I was pretty neutral. Kim said Cynthia was cool when she reached out after her brother passed, yet took an opportunity to congratulate or support Cynthia to shade sjp.

    • Frome says:

      This exactly.

      Also Cynthia Nixon did the exact same thing SJP did by sending socialmedia condolences

      “Hey Kim such awful news. So sorry to hear. Sending you love. XO.”

      Kim responded by saying thanks to Cynthia and bashing SJP. Some here assumed that Cynthia must be team Kim but she then posted a pic with SJP captioned about what a nice day they had just had together.

      I think human beings just blindly root for whoever looks like the underdog despite the facts.

      • @Frome Except Cynthia wasn’t on wwhl the night before bashing KC. Sorry not buying this spin. SJP was wrong and was being a mean girl.

      • Pear says:

        Yep, she was on shows in the week or two immediately prior to sending her “condolences” claiming she “never said anything” about Kim, in response to Kim calling her out for her constant leaks against her. Well, technically yes but she was most probably the instigator of the vicious “diva” leaks against Kim Cattrall for turning down third film, and the earlier leaks on the two other movies when Kim tried to negotiate tough for better pay. Very two faced.

        This stuff is pretty serious as it can be seriously damaging when it comes to an actor’s brand and goodwill, but no one seems to have litigated on “leaks” and don’t know if it’s actually possible. No wonder Kim felt like she had to call SJP out publicly.

  19. CrazyCatLady says:

    I was Team Kim for one clear reason: It was her choice not to do a 3rd movie regardless of ….well anything. Short of an existing, signed deal—why should she feel obligated or bullied into doing something professionally she didn’t want to do? And the shade tossed her way by the others (SJP primarily and then her minions) was just BS.

    But yes…I’m getting the feeling that KC is a Bitch on Wheels in her own way, because this shade turned CNs announcement into a light back on herself. Unnecessary. Let the issue go. You wanted to move on from it, Kim. So move on already!

    • Pear says:

      I’m glad she’s a bitch, if she really is. A guy in the same position would have garnered a lot more support and sympathy/respect and not be framed as a diva but a tough negotiator and strong personality who was streetwise.

      I’m no fan of Kim – her “sexuality” book seems quite bizarre – and she could be a tough woman (bitch) all she likes, but this topic really resonates with me. She tolerated the leaks and hits on her goodwill/brand good will and reputation for years, probably because she thought she had no other choice. I’m glad she’s fighting back. They also tried to pin the failure of the 3rd movie entirely on her in public. Why don’t they just make it without her? She has a right to negotiate tough and ultimately turn down anything she wants. You do not leak against people for stuff they might have done or not done during business negotiations, which should be confidential or least kept private. Bad form. Nor do you try to take out someone because they didn’t want to accept your project. The fact they (probably mostly SJP) thought it was okay to do this was telling.

      It’s clear she tolerated a toxic workplace for years and years, and as an intermittent watcher of the show, I believe she had a good basis for asking for more/fairer pay – they should have all been paid the same.

  20. naomipaige says:

    I don’t see any shade in her response. SJP will probably take it that way, because to me, she seems very insecure with herself. Just wondering why some people are trying to read into her response, and make something out of nothing? To each his/her own!

    • Lady D says:

      There was nothing wrong with what she said. Kim showed support for an ex co-worker. That’s it. If SPJ or her minions are taking it as a dig, it’s because something in that response makes them feel uncomfortable.

  21. NIKKI says:

    I grew up in NYC. Queens girl here. Went to public school went to uni upstate and then in the city for my Master’s. It’s my home. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Cuomo, I find it confusing and horrifying that anyone would vote for an unqualified actress to govern our city/state. That’s ridiculous. My goodness!

    What is this? The year of unqualified people running important political office positions?! It’s bad enough we have to contend with politicians who’ve been in the business forever and still screw us over.

    -N

  22. NIKKI says:

    Also there’s an op-Ed piece by Stasi in NY Daily about this very idea that her being an activist makes her qualified. She definitely didn’t go to the public school I went to: 99% POC. So, if that’s her basis for running; and the subways, which have been plagued with problems forever – I’m gobsmacked.

    I already knew the US system was a sham. So I’m not surprised this is now becoming the norm. This reminds me of the ‘rent is too d+mn high’ Guy.

    -N

  23. kmc says:

    NY politics are run by totally corrupt party *machines* – you can’t “work your way up” unless you are related to someone or in their pocket. My congressional district was *drawn* for one guy, the nephew of a powerful political family, and he’s kept the seat for 20 plus years. The “no experience” line sounds reasonable, but it what the party bosses use to keep control.

  24. The Original G says:

    Wow, support from Kristin Davis, Willie Garson and Kim Cattrall? That’s good enough for me! Who’s the official campaign fashion designer?

  25. Lascivious says:

    Here’s my theory: CN is ride or die team KC. They’re working a long game. CN governs NY and denies SJP every permit to film in NYC that she ever applies for. And we’re all saved from any more SATC 😊

  26. tracking says:

    Oh, I think the shade (toward SJP) is there, and brilliant. I’m here for it.

  27. Dizzy says:

    Kim is Canadian/British (like me) and she has no vote so why should she care. For me, living near Buffalo NY. I hope who ever is governor of ny will be good for upstate ny. They deserve some attention and help for their economy.

  28. Victoria Batezel says:

    I asked Kim the question and I think she gave me a great answer!

  29. Tanya says:

    There’s no shade in that comment. She was being diplomatic.

  30. MN2017 says:

    Writing ‘I support any former colleague’s right…’ instead of specifically ‘I support Cynthia’s right’ is what turns it into a shady remark. She is referencing more than just Cynthia’s run.

  31. Pear says:

    I think it’s brilliant shade. She was subject to endless leaks about her being a diva FOR YEARS. Then they tried to pin the failed 3rd film all on her instead of realising she’s a free agent who can say no if she wants to, like any other man/woman/child in showbiz/business. She tried to get higher/fairer pay during the TV series because, let’s face it, she brought the charisma and great comic timing to the table when the other actresses weren’t talented in the same way. She tried to do the same for the movies and got leaks and underhanded pr campaigns in response. Why shouldn’t a woman ask for higher pay? Look at Friends. Joey and Phoebe could easily have been figuratively written off as supporting characters, but the cast always banded together to get equal pay for everyone. I was never a fan of the show but watched it once in a while, and I’m not a fan of Kim but this topic somehow resonates with me. You do not leak and effectively libel people for asking for fairer pay and negotiating tough. In the last round of leaks for failed 3rd film they claimed she negotiated for six months. That’s not on her; it’s your problem if you’re open to negotiating for so long.

    • Jayna says:

      Why would she be throwing shade towards Cynthia when a month ago she publicly singled out Cynthia and warmly thanked her in a tweet for her condolences regarding Kim’s brother?

      “Cynthia, hearing your voice meant so much to me. Thank you for reaching out. Love Kim.”

      • Pear says:

        Not at Cynthia but at SJP. Tweet had double purpose: genuine support of Cynthia (they’re friendly though probably not great friends) and pointing out SJP didn’t respect her career choices.

      • Jayna says:

        @Pear, gotcha. That does make sense looking at it from that perspective.