Sex and the City 3 is no longer in the pipeline: Kim Catrall, Sarah Jessica Parker speak out

FP Staff

Oct,04 2017 18:11 36 IST

The third Sex and the City film has officially been scrapped after it is being reported that Kim Catrall who played the sexually active publicist Samantha Jones in the popular movie franchise, has dropped out of the movie.

Sex and the City stars. Image from Facebook/British Vogue

Sex and the City stars. Image from Facebook/British Vogue

This news comes amidst reports that filming for Sex and the City 3 was scheduled to start in a few days.

It was earlier reported that the reason why the movie was shelved was due to negotiations with Catrall falling through, with sources claiming that the actor had several "demands" for her return to the franchise which the makers did not agree to meet.

Catrall took to Twitter to rubbish these claims in a post that said her only "demand" was that she would not return to Sex and the City 3.

Catrall has since appeared on Piers Morgan's show Life Stories and shared her side of the story, adding to all the rumours and controversies that have been plaguing the franchise for months. Catrall clarified that she had never been on board in the first place, a fact she had made clear last year itself. The actor also said that her co-stars, especially Sarah Jessica Parker could have been nicer about the whole ordeal.

"I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is, I never have. I want them to make the movie, if that's what they want to do. It's a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it. Or bring in another character. It can be another character. This is what I really believe that this franchise needs another point of view and this could be it," said Kim in the interview, according to a report by E! Online.

Parker too shared her thoughts on the scrapped movie during a recent New York red carpet interview. “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 that story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting a third movie," said Parker, according to a News.com report.

Other cast members also took to their social media profiles to express their thoughts on the shelved movie. Kristin Davis who plays Charlotte York Goldenblatt took to Instagram to share her thoughts.

  I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City. I am incredibly lucky to have gotten to play Charlotte through all of her ups and downs ( epitomized in one of my favorite episodes here). It is true that we are not going to be able to make a 3rd film. I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you!SATC forever in our hearts ❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗   A post shared by iamkristindavis (@iamkristindavis) on

Willie Garson who played Catrall's gay best friend in the movie franchise also tweeted out his thoughts on the matter.