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Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Feud: A Timeline of the ‘Sex and the City’ Drama

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 03, 2022
10:12 A.M.
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Sarah Jessica Parker has spoken up about her feud with Kim Cattrall. The actresses are among the lead stars in the iconic "Sex and the City" (SATC) films and series, and its spin-off "And Just Like That."


Parker famously played Carrie Bradshaw, while Cattrall portrayed Samantha Jones. Actresses Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon took on the roles of Charlotte York Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbes, respectively.

Parker described the rift as "painful." She said Cattrall reportedly derailed the third sequel of their hit movie and publicly attacked her. She was also the reason for Cattrall's alleged exclusion in the latest series.

Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Cattrall are pictured together in a studio for the second season of "Sex And The City" in 1999. | Source: Getty Images



The alleged drama surrounding Parker and Cattrall's friendship reportedly started while filming the "Sex and the City" series with Nixon and Davis. The six-seasoned show spanned from 1998 to 2004.

In 2008, when actor and producer Clifford Streit tried to sell a book proposal, he revealed that the four actresses were the opposite of their famous on-screen sisterhood. A competition formed between Parker and Cattrall.


According to Streit, Catrall was a natural comedian on screen and a scene-stealer, which apparently did not sit well with Parker, the series lead. Parker reportedly decided to "exclude" Cattrall.

Without inviting Cattrall, Parker rented a house to share with Nixon and Davis while filming the series. According to an HBO spokesperson, Cattrall stayed in a different residence because she was married.

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker On Location For "Sex And The City" at Saks Fifth Ave in New York, New York, United States, on April 30, 2003. | Source: Getty Images


Several rumors of the on-set drama continued. After six seasons, "Sex and the City" ended in 2004, leaving many fans wondering why the ladies did not continue the show.

In 2006, Cattrall revealed on the "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" show that compensation disparities, not the rumors about on-set drama, impacted the show's decision to stop filming.

Cattrall's salary disputes allegedly led the SATC to delay filming its movie adaptation. But Cattrall revealed that a painful divorce, her father's dementia diagnosis, and returning to Canada were the real reasons for the delay.

Kim Cattrall speaks during the Fox segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 7, 2020, in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images


The production started filming the next sequel after releasing the first "SATC" movie in 2008. In November 2009, while filming the sequel, Parker addressed her reported feud with Cattrall, saying that she loved her co-star. Parker said:

"I adore her. I wouldn't have done the movie without her. Didn't and wouldn't."

Cattrall also denied having a feud with Parker, whom she described as a "fantastic" woman and a "born leader." Both actresses continued to shut down rumors until October 2016.


In 2017, word spread that the third sequel of "SATC" would not happen, and Cattrall dismissed suspicions that she was somehow to blame. Parker, Nixon, and Davis expressed disappointment as well.

An article from New York Post added to the group's alleged falling-out, stating that their famous movie reportedly inspired a "mean girls culture." An unnamed news website source claimed that Sarah Jessica Parker treated Cattrall horribly for six years.

Producer Michael Patrick King, actresses Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the UK premiere of "Sex And The City 2" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 27, 2010, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images



Despite the efforts of Parker to deny the reported feud, Cattrall made it clear in interviews that she's done playing Samantha by turning down a script for the third "SATC" film sequel thice.

"Everything in me went, 'I'm done,'" Cattrall said. As for the "And Just Like That" series, Cattrall also denied the possible return of her iconic character.

Cattrall has successfully moved on to new TV projects this year. She plays the future Sophie on Hulu's "How I Met Your Father," who sips wine while telling her fantastic love tale.

She also stars in Peacock's series "Queer as Folk," an adaption of the well-known 1999 British film. She plays a wealthy New Orleans grandmother named Brenda in the series.