Sarah Jessica Parker has confirmed that the third Sex and the City film will not go ahead. The Daily Mail revealed that the reason is co-star Kim Cattrall‘s demands.
SJP was asked at the New York City Ballet Gala last night about the future of the film,
“It’s over… we’re not doing it. I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.“
Parker’s confirmation came just hours after Daily MailTV announced that Cattrall had caused production to shut down just days before shooting was set to begin. Warner Bros had given the much-anticipated film the green light after months of speculation, and the movie was supposed to start filming in the coming days.
But the studio can no longer move ahead as Cattrall, 61, demanded they produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn’t sign up for the project and Warner refused to meet her demands. The company decided it wouldn’t be fair to fans to produce a movie with only three of the four main characters.
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had all signed on for the same upfront salaries. Neither Cattrall nor her reps could be reached for comment.
A source close to the production said:
“The only reason this movie isn’t being made is because of Kim Cattrall. Everyone was looking forward to making this movie but Kim made it all about her, always playing the victim.
Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Bros that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development. Ridiculous. Who does she think she is – George Clooney?
This franchise made her and let’s be frank, it’s all she is really known for.
Cast and crew don’t just show up to make a movie, they have to rearrange their lives. People turned down other jobs, were in the process of relocating to New York but she kept stalling and was always unavailable when answers from her were needed.“
Cattrall said in an interview last year that there was a slim chance of a third movie ever making its way to the box office.
“Everyone is doing their own thing and if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. It would be a challenge to do a third installment. It could be fun though. To say goodbye completely to Samantha would be pretty hard.“
Another source said:
“The script is fantastic. The fans would’ve loved the movie but Warner Bros couldn’t give in to her ridiculous demands.
Kim held everyone’s life up. Her behavior is beyond disappointing. We should’ve been shooting the movie and now everyone is wondering will this film ever get made.
Everyone is very sad that the fans will now miss out on what was a wonderful story about the lives of four of their favorite women.“
Much like her character Miranda, Cynthia Nixon was more pragmatic when asked by the Hollywood Reporter if there would be a third film?
“I think we had a wonderful ride. I think it’s fine to let it go.“
(Photo, HBO; via Daily Mail)