‘I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I’
While Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall’s tumultuous relationship has always been rumoured, things truly came to a head earlier this year when Kim told SJP in a not so subtle way that the two Sex And The City co-stars were never and would never be friends, calling out the show for its ‘Mean Girls’ culture.
And so started the Sex And The City war of 2018.
‘Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,’ Kim directed at SJP on Instagram after a family tragedy had prompted SJP to publicly get in touch. ‘Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your “nice girl” persona.’
While speaking out at the time that she was shocked by Kim’s remarks, Sarah Jessica Parker has remained fairly quiet on the subject, only revisiting the feud this week during an interview with Vulture.
‘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,’ she explained while promoting her new project, Blue Night. ‘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?’
She continued: ‘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.’
Going back to the feud, she continued: ‘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.’
SJP concluded: ‘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.’
The rest of the Sex and the City girls have yet to respond.