Sarah Jessica Parker on Kim Cattrall: ‘There never has been a catfight’

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Sarah Jessica Parker premiered her latest film, Blue Night, at the Tribeca Film Festival late last week. Blue Night should not be confused with Joan Didion’s meditation on loss and grief, Blue Nights (which is an excellent and depressing read). No, SJP’s Blue Night has her playng a jazz singer and it’s a day-in-the-life sort of film. Whatever. I’m not really interested.

But to promote the film, SJP is back and giving interviews, making this her first promotional tour since Kim Cattrall called her out for her fake “nice girl persona” and more. SJP and Kim Cattrall have spent much of the past year (shocking but true) sniping at each other over the fact that Kim wasn’t interested in signing on to a third Sex and the City movie. The difference between Kim and SJP in their war was that Kim had the balls to give interviews and be quoted directly about how Sarah Jessica was and is a massive pill. SJP had her surrogates and “unnamed sources” and “insiders” do her dirty work. In any case, SJP gave a lengthy interview to Vulture, and at the end of the piece, they asked her about Kim Cattrall. This is her answer, without edits:

Vulture: Do you see any resolution with the Kim Cattrall–Sex in the City 3 situation?
SJP:
I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it. I also want to remind everybody that there were four women on the set and I spent equal time with all of them, so this was not a set with two women who didn’t get along. I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?

The three of us have shared our disappointment that we’re not making that movie, not just on our behalf but our crew, but also just the people that have been vocal about wanting to see it. But we still live in a free country where people get to make choices and sometimes the answer is “no,” and the only way to respond for me is to respect that. So whether we choose to revisit it at another time and reimagine that story — that’s something Michael and I just haven’t talked about yet, that doesn’t mean we won’t, but we haven’t at this time.

But, no, there is no catfight, there never has been a catfight. I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I. And I spent time with all of the women on the set. People need to recall that it wasn’t just two women on the set fighting because that just never happened. We are enormously proud of what we got to do and I don’t want someone sharing thoughts publicly, which is Kim’s right to do and that is what it is, but we spent 10, 12 years of our life doing something that I really loved and I feel privileged to be part of and I don’t want this to eclipse it or change its experience for that audience that was so good to us for so long.

[From Vulture]

“I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word…” Directly. She’s never been QUOTED as saying an unkind word. But Sarah Jessica has henchmen and they did a number on Kim Cattrall for years. “If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it…” Except she didn’t respect it at all – she threw a massive hissy fit in the press (again, through insiders/sources) about how Kim was a money-hungry diva, etc. Even now, she’s trying to publicly shame Kim into doing the movie for the “fans” and the “crew” or whatever. Ugh. Anyway, sure… it was not a catfight. It was just a matter of Kim Cattrall thinking Sarah Jessica Parker was and is the fakest, cruelest a–hole around.

2018 Tribeca Film Festival with Blue Night

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  1. MissMarierose says:

    OMG, this woman seriously needs to give it a rest already and move tf on.

  2. HK9 says:

    In this situation SJP is the definition of disingenuous.

  3. Anon33 says:

    She rreeaaalllyyy needs to stop talking about this.

  4. minx says:

    OMG this woman needs to stop talking. And no, people have not “been vocal about wanting to see” a third movie, after that cash-grab second movie.

  5. Bridget says:

    Just. Stop. Seriously. Stop talking about it.

  6. NoShame says:

    I’d have more respect for her if she just came out and said she and Kim didn’t get along. It happens. But instead, she’s spent YEARS trashing Kim using other people.

    Like that stupid show, this is just the worst kind of cliche about women. I have zero respect for her.

    • Her need to continually invalidate KC’s feelings is obnoxious. SJP needs to understand she cant control everything and everyone.

    • PurpleCarrot says:

      Her instagram is annoying. I can’t stand people who boast about how many books they read and what a bookworm they are and how literary they are by posting self-congratulatory shots of their new delivery of books. I’m a big reader myself but if I had IG I’d post a photo of a book only if I’d read a great book I wanted to recommend. SJP, we know you spend all your time clipping photos of shoes from the internet.

    • naomipaige says:

      @NoShame….

      I’m with you 100%

  7. Chrissy says:

    She always seems to want the last word, doesn’t she? She really must need that SATC money. Too bad the rest of us are long over it.

  8. Jayna says:

    That’s a word-salad, passive-aggressive answer.

    • minx says:

      She really is a manipulative person.

    • Kitten says:

      She kept saying that it wasn’t two women on the set fighting. The implication is that it wasn’t just her that had issues with Kim, the others did too. Am I reaching here? It was just weird how she felt the need to repeat that…
      Anyway, it’s pretty juvenile if she feels the need to say “It wasn’t just me! They did it too!”

    • Doc says:

      Totally!

  9. holly hobby says:

    She really should stop talking about this. I can feel the guilt trip dripping off her quotes (think of the crew?!?! Honey the crew has other gigs lined up. This is not their only source of income). She is so disingenuous.

    There will be no movie because Cynthia Nixon is getting into politics. That makes 2 members of that cast not available for the pathetic part 3. I’m surprised she’s not bellyaching over Cynthia. That’s right she only has a “beef” with Kim.

  10. Vic says:

    The second movie was horrible and Kim’s storylines were really bad at some point. Why can’t they do the movie without her, I wonder, if everybody is on board?

  11. No Doubtful says:

    In her mind, she’s trying to be the nice girl and take the high road, but to straight up lie and imply that are no problems between them makes her look ridiculous and fake.

  12. MoAnne says:

    Wow. She can’t let this go, can she?

    Interview with SJP when she’s 75: “AND, we could have had a SATC movie #14, but someone wouldn’t do it! The fans would have loved it! But, I’m not mad. There’s no fight. I’ve always appreciated her “CONTRIBUTIONS” (however small they were). I don’t fight with others. Nope. Not me.”

    • Ankhel says:

      😂😂😂

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      She’ll be pissed then too cuz nobody will reboot a reunion — senior sex on vacation…booze cruisin’.

      • MoAnne says:

        LOL! I can see them doing a Golden Girls rip-off.

        Sex & the Miami Nursing Home: Fun, Sun, & Senior Discounts!

        I actually love the Golden Girls. I watch it on Hulu sometimes. A new version could be fun. Samantha would be Blanche, Cynthia can be Sophia, & Miranda would be Rose. But, Carrie would not work–too dull. Sorry, but only Bea Arthur can ever be Dorothy. Bea Arthur rules!

  13. Ankhel says:

    Does her life revolve around anything but SATC? She’s always talking about it, and giving attention to any and all fan activity. No wonder she’s pissed with Kim, if she feels Kim ruined all that. She really needs to let go though.

    • minx says:

      I think SATC was her biggest moment of glory and by far her biggest paycheck. When she got creative control she had men throwing themselves at Carrie and Samantha getting cancer. SJP can’t let it go, but that ship sailed years ago. What storylines would they come up with? I can’t even imagine how ridiculous it would be.

      • Deedee says:

        I remember years ago, when Kim Catrall expressed her unhappiness about her character developing breast cancer. She looked upon it that a Samantha was being punished for enjoying sex and being sexually adventurous. Ironically, I thought this was the best part of her character arc. She made me laugh and cry and applaud Samantha Jones. She outshone all the other story lines including Carrie going to a France with that stupid Lovah.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well before she went on tv, she did ok in movies but she wasn’t A list material. Once she did the show she was a household name and I guess it’s hard for her to let that show go.

      • PurpleCarrot says:

        I remember her team did a hit job on Kim a couple of months back through DM and the DM article was so obviously written in direct repudiation to the NYPOST mean girls article because it was going on about how SJP was a huge star in contrast to Kim’s spotty career at the start of SATC (not true, Kim was the bigger star by far) and even how SJP looked down on Kim for her three divorces. It was such a petty article and so obviously commissioned by her own PR team. SJP is so far up her own ass and has no clue people are onto her game.

    • Eleonor says:

      I agree with Minx, and personally I think Kim Cattrall made SJP a HUGE favor: even if the movies did well at the box office, the plot was embarassing.

  14. SlightlyAnonny says:

    My exact thought process when seeing this: Stop it, stop it, stop it. Let it go, let it gooooooo. You are lying through your teeth with the “I’ve never said an unkind thing.”

    This is what I hate about liars, damn liars, and manipulators. They always think the people they are lying to are stupider than they are. Be they SJP, Wig, or KarJens, they always think that people won’t believe their own eyes/ears if they just keep lying. We are not all that dumb. Some of us can see people for who they are. Stop it, just stop it.

  15. Darla says:

    I’ve no idea what happened, but I only ever watched the original show for Kim. Loved her! Even in the header picture, there’s one person who stands out above all. It’s just the way it is. I have no interest in another film and didn’t even see the last one so…

    • SKF says:

      I watched for Samantha and Miranda. Carrie always seemed like a monumentally selfish a-hole to me and Charlotte was mostly just an unrelatable caricature with the occasional flash of greatness. Beyond Carrie’s selfishness, she also came across as really dumb to me and that dumbness and high-pitched squeal that she would do seemed out of place with what was supposed to be a cynical, witty writer. I actually thought that the character Candice Bushnell wrote was quite different to what SJP played – possibly because she didn’t have it in her to play a woman who was social and into fashion and dating around but also intelligent, witty and cynical. Does anyone who watched the show actually believe Carrie as played by SJP could actually write a successful column that people actually wanted to read and several successful books? Eh. She mostly came across as a naive bimbo. And I had no idea why her friends were so loyal to her because she was all about herself all the time and awful to them much of the time. Her slut-shaming of Samantha (I mean, this woman needed a mirror if she thought Samantha was slutty), the way she continuously let down Miranda in so many ways and abused her friendship. I watched that first movie with my jaw on the floor that she acted like the biggest martyr and hard-done-by woman in the world because Big – a man who was totally unsuitable for marriage and who had left her so many times before – got cold feet for about ten minutes, then changed his mind and tried to go through with it; and was not there for Miranda AT ALL when her partner/husband of many years and father of her children cheated on her. Miranda was in the worse situation by a mile and yet it was allllllll about Carrie and she gave her zero support or sympathy when her friend had given her endless support and sympathy. It just summed Carrie up for me completely. When people say Carrie should have picked Aiden, I say Aiden was too good for her and what they did to his character in the second movie was revolting. He had left her in his dust – he would never kiss her!!! It was also completely unbelievable that Big would end up with her – even the original showrunner says so. He’s that guy who messes you around forever and you never end up with that guy, they are not secretly in love with you. I thought she should have ended the show single and happy – there’s nothing wrong with that.

  16. Darla says:

    I’ve no idea what happened, but I only ever watched the original show for Kim. Loved her! Even in the header picture, there’s one person who stands out above all. It’s just the way it is. I have no interest in another film and didn’t even see the last one so…

  17. lucy2 says:

    SJP continues to come off badly in this. She may “never have said an unkind word” but she’s been playing sweet and innocent to the public while working off the record to continue to whine about this and complain about Kim, and try to guilt/shame Kim into doing another movie (that no one wants). If she truly respected her decision, they’d work something up and do it without Kim, or just move on. She has a new film and a new show, get over it and move on already.

    • minx says:

      I’ve known people like SJP. Butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths, but they are passive aggressive and talk behind someone’s back, or at have others do their dirty work. They are good at assembling a posse and ganging up on someone. SJP saw herself as the Queen Bee and it’s driving her crazy that, in her mind, KC is taking that away from her. She needs to grow up.

  18. Meggles says:

    She’s such a liar.

    Can Kim get a restraining order? SJP is coming across as scarily obsessed at this point.

  19. Carrie1 says:

    SJP is the covert bully, using mob techniques. I am also disgusted that the gay male community endorses her and facilitates this to some extent. That’s overdue for some attention. I patiently watch and wait for progress on that front.

  20. BlueSky says:

    She appears to be the type that she is not used to people saying “no” to her or publicly calling her out on her BS. She’s got everybody else so afraid of the repercussions of crossing her that they will do anything she says.

    • PurpleCarrot says:

      I remember reading a direct quote of her saying something like she was possessive about the Carrie character and effectively not that happy about the TV reboot with the younger Carrie. Thought that was weird and that probably points her likely control-freak and kind of mean and self-absorbed personality.

  21. Sara says:

    “The three of us have shared our disappointment that we’re not making that movie, not just on our behalf but our crew, but also just the people that have been vocal about wanting to see it. “

    Who? Who said they wanted to see it? The rest of the world shares its contentment that you did not make a movie none of us wanted.

  22. LouLou says:

    That second movie was horrible and racist, but I probably would watch a third one if they made one just in case it was good. If Cynthia Nixon was available, they could do it without Kim Cattrall. They could open the film with Samantha already having died from the cancer returning. (I am not saying that to be mean. I liked her character, but I can see why she wouldn’t want to be an AARP member still having flings.) It would be interesting if they explored Carrie not being able to find writing gigs that paid a livable wage, which is more realistic, but not as much fun. Of course, she’s still rich having married Big. Regardless, it does seem as if SJP felt as though they were all obligated to do a third one, and that is odd.

    • Pamela says:

      Exactly. I LOVED Samantha, so the idea of a movie without her seems crazy. But, the idea of a third installment after SATC2 also seems crazy.

      If they MUST have a 3rd movie, set it after Samantha has died. (Or run off somewhere) And introduce a new character, perhaps Samantha donated eggs when she was young and now her “daughter” comes looking for stories about her birth mom from her 3 remaining best friends. Perhaps the daughter is a lot like 30 year old Samantha, which could actually be funny.

      I wouldn’t really want to see a movie without Samantha…….but she doesn’t want to do it, I don’t blame her and I would prefer they take THIS route to harassing the hell out of Kim.

  23. moonmay says:

    “I’ve never fought with someone PUBLICLY in my life, nor would I.”

  24. Alissa says:

    I am clearly in the minority – I think both of them have been annoying, but Kim’s been worse. It’s also clear based on the rest of the SATC cast’s response that one of them was liked and one of them was not – which leads me to believe Kim was kind of an ass to everyone over the years.

    That being said, the second movie was so bad I wanted to walk out, and absolutely NO ONE wanted a third one (and I have watched the original series multiple times over). But yeah…not really on anyone’s side, but if I had to pick, I’d say SJP. We’re all assuming that all of that stuff came directly from her and not anyone else involved.

    • Carrie1 says:

      “Which leads me to believe”…. please don’t. This is exactly how bullying gains momentum and leads to painful, sometimes horrific, outcomes.

      Sometimes good people end up working with a group of horrible people. It’s hell to survive in that and if you’re being bullied, often the main coping tool is head down and just do your work. The alternative is to leave but if you’re a professional, breaking a contract is not an option. Kim fulfilled her end and moved on and that is all she has done.

      • Alissa says:

        So SJP has been working since the 80′s, as well as Kim. Has anyone said anything negative about working with her other than Kim? (I honestly don’t know, never heard anything but doesn’t mean it’s not there.) So…in that case, it wouldn’t be that just everyone on the SATC crew were awful bullies and that’s why they’re all in agreement with SJP.

        I have no problem with Kim moving on. I wish SJP would let the SATC train die already. I just think it’s weird that everyone has decided to vilify SJP for rumors that they’re not even certain are actually coming just from her. And everyone’s yelling at her to shut up about this – they asked her a question. She could have said no comment, or she could have tried to defend herself against the rumors that she’s a jerk. Shrug.

    • Anon33 says:

      I guess it never occurred to you that a group of otherwise normal seeming people can gang up on one person? Having been that one person multiple times in my life, I can tell you with confidence that it does happen. And it was never due to anything I did. Sometimes people are just assholes.

      • Alissa says:

        I have never once seen a group of “otherwise normal” people decide that they strongly dislike one person just because they felt like it and not because the person didn’t do something. I HAVE seen, multiple times, a group of people dislike someone while putting up with them for a long time, and that one person being completely oblivious as to what a foot-in-mouth jackass they are. And then get angry when one person in the group finally calls them out on it, and decide that they’re all assholes. It’s like that old awful Dane Cook joke – if you think your group doesn’t have a Karen, you’re the Karen.

    • naomipaige says:

      OMG! Is this really you take on this?

  25. Anniefannie says:

    The penny has finally dropped w/SJP and she’s caught up to the realization that public sentiment was not w/her.
    She employed any and all manipulation to shame KC into signing on and at it backfired. Her
    BS has been well documented and her latest pivot is waaaay too little to late! We see you SJK !

  26. moirrey says:

    Know how you can tell that she either knows she’s lying or that (at the very least) she doesn’t feel she has a strong point to make?

    She repeated herself. Almost word for word.

    Know who else does that?

    Donald Trump, notable narcissist.

  27. The Original G says:

    If there was a bona fide chance that this movie had a $$$$ audience, it would have already been made.

    Tabloid posing seems to SJP’s new career.

  28. xena says:

    Honestly, at this point, why are all the involved PR people not able to stop SJP? I can’t think of anybody who’d advise her to go on with any sort of statement beyond, I do not wish to comment any further on this topic.
    I originally thought, Kim Catrells last statement was mostly due to grieving so harsh, but seriously how often and in how many different ways is she supposed to say STOP to SJP? That’s bewildering.

  29. Bella says:

    Let it go, SJP! We are onto your nice girl game and it’s not working.

    • happy girl says:

      Exactly @Bella

      Stop talking SJP. Funny how this YEAR of public crap has completely taken hold. Like most here, I really loved the series and have probably watched every episode multiple times. I see that it is airing again on a cable channel and it literally makes my flesh crawl. Immediate channel change.

      And the sucking of the letter “s” through her teeth is crazy-making.

      Okay, I’m done.

  30. Deedee says:

    SJP looks like Donnatella Versace in that photo. She better worry about that first, b4 fretting over SATC # 3.

  31. Shannon says:

    OMFG her guilt-tripping game rivals my mother’s, only minus the actual concern and love. Stop acting like Kim is solely responsible for the lives of the cast and crew and fans just over this stupid movie that I don’t think anyone really wants anyway. It’s so obvious what she’s doing. And given the way Kim lost it with her right after her brother’s death (when, look, we’d all be at our worst after something like that) yeah, there was a catfight (although I hate that term) Just do us all a favor and take Kim’s name out of your mouth, PLEASE.

  32. PurpleCarrot says:

    She’s fake; Kim is genuine and direct. She didn’t say anything directly publicly but she certainly launched a media campaign, involving her friends as well as nasty leaks, to blame Kim publicly for turning it down. And it’s not a one-off thing; she has leaked against Kim for negotiating tough for pay for years. Nasty woman. I do believe she’s a mean girl towards Kim and got her friends like Andy Cohen etc to gang up on Kim. Let the truth come out!

  33. DP says:

    They both seem petty to me.
    One is passive aggressive while the other is more direct, but from what I’ve seen, neither is ok.

  34. Diana says:

    Is SJP still relevant?

  35. Cheeky Squirrel says:

    Will they ever stop beating this dead horse!?

  36. JRenee says:

    Does she have any friends? Sheesh my real friends would call me out in my bs!

  37. naomipaige says:

    She needs to STFU, and pull up her big girl panties, and move on already. Sheesh what a big baby she is. GTFU!

    This must be all she has since I heard her show “divorce (think that’s the name) is being cancelled.

  38. Apsutter says:

    Biiiiiiiiiiish, keep her name out your mouth then. Pathetic at this point