Die-hard “Sex And the City” fans will already know about the mythos surrounding Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall’s relationship. Though they played best friends in the series, rumor has it they downright hated each other in real life. Over the years, Cattrall has been candid about the miserable experience. Parker has brushed it off as mere contract disputes, but insiders say she was jealous of Cattrall. Whatever the truth, Cattrall flat out refused to return for the reboot. After six seasons and two movies, she’d done her time — hence the reason Samantha had to be written out.
“You know, and I thought that in typical Michael Patrick fashion, he threaded it through with grace and dignity and respect and love and affection for that character,” Parker said of Samantha’s absence during a “Watch What Happens Live” appearance. “I thought it mimicked many friendships that challenge each other and struggle and want to remain connected in a way, because it’s too painful,” she continued. Parker later claimed that she was brought to tears when Samantha sent flowers to Big’s funeral.
Parker also answered a few more burning questions. Did Carrie call 911 when she found Big in the shower? Parker insisted she did. Unfortunately, Parker had no insight into Steve, but we are all hoping he takes a page out of Samantha’s book and moves to London, blocks Miranda’s number, and meets someone nice — he really deserves it.