The rumoured third Sex and the City film has proved almost as divisive as Brexit, with SATC fans splitting off into camps of those for a third movie spin-off and those against.
This it seems didn’t even exclude the cast members, as its leading ladies Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha) locked horns on the subject – and very publicly.
In fact the SATC feud of 2018 was vicious, with the two women using their public platforms to explain their arguments with their fans.
Now however, some light has been shed on why Kim Cattrall walked away from the project, and to be honest, we kind of get it.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth recently took part in James Andrew Miller’s Origins podcast to open up about the feud and the third film’s subsequent axing, and it turns out the scrapped project might be down to a shocking storyline.
Yes, there was a script that the cast were given as a pitch, and the main storyline was Mr Big’s shock death.
SATC creators were planning on killing off Mr Big ‘relatively early’ from a heart attack in the shower, with the rest of the film focusing on Carrie’s reaction to her husband’s unexpected passing.
‘People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,’ explained the podcast host. ‘They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.’
And while SJP called the script ‘beautiful’ and ‘breathtaking’, it seems some cast members didn’t agree.
Everyone was quick to give sympathy to Chris Noth, the actor behind the role to be killed off, but it turns out that the 64-year-old might not actually have minded, insisting that he much preferred acting in the TV series to the films anyway.
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‘I really didn’t enjoy any of the movies,’ he explained. ‘I really hate corny stuff. It could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. The whole thing at the end of the first movie with the shoe and the closet: hated it. I’m a team player, but I never really enjoyed the movies. I thought they were sentimental as hell. Even the humour didn’t match the series.’
Yes, he might not have minded, but we certainly would have.
Now, how do we get our hands on this script?