Kim Cattrall won’t be ‘bullied’ into making Sex and the City 3

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and tw…

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. 

The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and two movies, has previously spoken out about her decision not to return for another film – and now she insists it’s high time for her co-stars and former bosses to move on without her. 

In a new interview with The Guardian’s Observer magazine, Cattrall commented, “I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City. It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie, I’d had enough. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying. No means no.”  

Cattrall recently took another swipe at Parker in an interview with Mail Online, insisting she wants to work with “good people” moving forward. 

Asked if she’d ever considered a Sex and the City return, the 62-year-old replied: “Never. It’s a no from me… You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.” 

Parker and her other Sex and the City co-stars, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, had previously indicated they would be interested in starring in the follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2.

Yet, the Divorce actress has since confirmed that any further plans have been shelved, even though a script had been completed.  

“We were excited about it,” she shared of the third film in a chat with U.S. breakfast show Today in late 2018. “I thought it was an exquisite, unbearably painful, heartbreaking, joyful story, that felt like the beginning in a lot of ways, but it appears for the time being that that will have to be sufficient, just having read the script will have to be enough for me… Sorry!” 

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Chris Noth: ‘Sex and the City is finished forever’

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms. The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw -…

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms.

The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw – in the hit TV series and two spin-off films, is adamant a third instalment will never happen.

“There’s no drama. There’s no movie, there’s nothing going on with it. It’s dead, it’s over, it’s gone,” he told Cover Media at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday (02Dec18).

The 64-year-old also revealed that he is no longer in touch with any of his former colleagues and that they are not close, adding: “We’re all living our lives and raising children, some of us at least. It happens with a lot of films and things. You get very close for a finite amount of time and then never see each other again!”

Additionally, Chris denied reports that Mr. Big was killed off in an early script for a third movie – a claim made by podcast host James Andrew Miller, who said the plot point had caused Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, to veto the film.

“He wasn’t gonna die,” he said. “There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.”

Sarah and fellow stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for a third film, but it was canned in September 2017 after Kim refused to return, sparking a feud between her and the Hocus Pocus star.

During chats with castmembers including Chris, James alleged Kim’s boycott of the film was due to Mr. Big’s death – as the plot focused on how Carrie copes with losing her husband and had little to offer her character.

The actor claimed not to have seen any script but did tell the podcast host that he had heard the story was “superior” to the first two movies – which were financially successful but infuriated critics.

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Sex and the City 3 screenwriters ‘planned to kill off major character’

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a f…

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.

In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, another big screen continuation of the hit TV series.

While the third instalment is unlikely to get off the ground, Origins podcast host James Andrew Miller has now claimed that he has seen a script for the planned project and alleged that the reason why Kim Cattrall, who played PR guru Samantha Jones, has refused to sign on for the film was because Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big – Bradshaw’s love interest and eventual husband – was meant to die “relatively early on” in the screenplay.

“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,” he said during a chat with castmembers including Noth and Parker, which was released on Monday (19Nov18). “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.”

Though Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for the film, it was canned in September 2017 after Cattrall declined to return, sparking a feud between her and Parker.

During the podcast, the Divorce actress insisted that she had tried to change her co-star’s mind on numerous occasions.

“We did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ‘We can’t meet those asks of hers. We’re not able to do it. The economics don’t make sense for us.’ So then it’s over. But that’s not a character assassination. That’s just the way business works,” the 53-year-old noted.

In addition, Noth explained that he had not seen the script for the third movie, but he had heard the story was “superior” to the storylines for the first two films, which were penned and directed by Michael Patrick King.

“I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet – hated it,” he said, recalling the moment in the 2008 film when Mr. Big proposes with a stiletto instead of a ring. “I just hate the cornball s**t and I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”

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Cynthia Nixon unveils Sex and the City-inspired merchandise for governor campaign

Cynthia Nixon has tapped into the popularity of her Sex and the City alter ego in her bid to become the Governor of New York.Cynthia became a household name after being cast as tough lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the much-loved HBO show, which was set in th…

Cynthia Nixon has tapped into the popularity of her Sex and the City alter ego in her bid to become the Governor of New York.

Cynthia became a household name after being cast as tough lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the much-loved HBO show, which was set in the flame-haired star’s native New York.

In March, the actress announced she would be running for office, and is now releasing a line of Miranda-inspired merch to help spread her message.

And the garments, T-shirts, a cap and canvas tote bag, coincide with the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City.

“Are you a Miranda voting for Cynthia? In honour of #SATC20, here’s a line of Miranda merchandise designed by the team behind the “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” Instagram account… because, well, we should all be Mirandas who vote for Cynthia,” Cynthia wrote on her social media pages, with a link to the Cynthia for New York store.

Slogans like “I’m a Miranda and I’m voting for Cynthia” and “I’m a Miranda (crossed out) Future Governor of New York” are splashed across the garments, with prices ranging from $28 (£21) for a child’s T-shirt to $38 (£28) for a hat.

The 52-year-old is taking on current Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat like Cynthia, though she recently lost her bid to become the Democratic Party’s nominee. However, she’s not giving up, and plans to collect at least 15,000 signatures via a petition to earn her place on the ballot as an independent candidate.

Her Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall have all shared their support.

If Cynthia does land the political role, she’ll be the first female, openly gay governor in the state’s history.

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Vivienne Westwood marks 10th anniversary of Sex and the City wedding dress

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Pa…

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.

The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on the TV series which ran from 1998 until 2004, and also crafted the gown that Carrie wore for her wedding to beau Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for the 2008 movie adaptation.

Now, to mark the anniversary of the flick, Westwood is putting the gown on display at her flagship store in New York City until Sunday (03June18).

“To celebrate the 10th Anniversary since Carrie Bradshaw famously cat-walked down the aisle in arguably the most revered wedding gown in fashion history, the original wedding dress will be on display at our Vivienne Westwood New York Flagship boutique alongside the new SS18 ready-to-wear inspired pieces,” a brand representative posted on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures of the gown.

The number Carrie wore was first unveiled as part of Westwood’s Gold Label 2007-2008 collection, and was known as the Cloud dress. It features a corset top with a deep-V neckline, nipped-in waist and ivory silk taffeta ballgown skirt.

To complement the original design, the brand has launched a small collection of pieces incorporating the Wilma cutting technique used in Carrie’s gown. Items include red and black corset tops priced at $970 (£735), two strapless dresses made from a printed fabric, as well as a button-down black shirt dress costing $898 (£680).

While Westwood will always be linked to the famous gown, she previously shared that she didn’t love the Sex and the City movie, which was directed by Michael Patrick King and also starred original TV show characters Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

“I thought Sex and the City was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw,” she said in 2008.

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Gigi Hadid slams body shamers in furious Twitter rant

Gigi Hadid detailed her battle with Hashimoto’s disease in a bid to shut down body shamers who claim she’s too thin.Since embarking on her super successful modelling career in 2013, 22-year-old Gigi has noticeably slimmed down.After Gigi took to th…

Gigi Hadid detailed her battle with Hashimoto’s disease in a bid to shut down body shamers who claim she’s too thin.

Since embarking on her super successful modelling career in 2013, 22-year-old Gigi has noticeably slimmed down.

After Gigi took to the New York Fashion Week runways over the weekend (10-11Feb18), fashion fans spoke out about her slender figure, which led to a furious Twitter outburst from the model.

“For those of you so determined to come up w(ith) why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that (sic).

“Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat, etc … I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out.”

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed. Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez and Kim Cattrall also suffer with it.

Gigi walked for the likes of Prabal Gurung, Brandon Maxwell and Jeremy Scott, among others, and no doubt has a jam-packed schedule when Fashion Week moves to Europe on Friday.

She further blamed stress and travel for having an effect on her weight, but was keen to let her fans and critics know she feels healthier that ever.

“Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be “too skinny” for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and (cont)am still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is,” she opened up.

“I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured (sic).”

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