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Kim Cattrall offers veiled reaction to Sex And The City revival moving ahead without her

Kim Cattrall threw some thinly-disguised shade at her former Sex and the City castmates by ‘liking’ a fan tweet that ‘applauded’ her decision to ‘put herself first’ and refuse to take part in the upcoming reboot of the HBO show. 

Kim, 64, has yet to make a public statement about the news of the series’ revival, but she made her feelings about it perfectly clear with her reaction to the tweet, which praised the star for ‘doing what is best for her’.  

The tweet read: ‘I absolutely love Sex and the City and whilst I am saddened that Samantha will not return, I applaud doing what is best for you and think this is great example of putting yourself first. Well done @KimCattrall.’

Keeping it classy: Kim Cattrall, 64, took a thinly-veiled swipe at her former Sex and the City castmates by ‘liking’ a fan tweet that applauded her for refusing to take part in the reboot 

‘Well done’: The tweet praised Cattrall for ‘putting herself first’ and ‘doing what is best for her’. She quit the role after the second movie amid reports of a feud with Sarah Jessica Parker

Kim and her co-stars, Sarah, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon all became TV icons on the original run of the series from 1998 to 2004.

Afterward Kim appeared in both of the movie adaptations – including the critically-panned sequel that featured Liza Minnelli singing Beyonce’s song Single Ladies. 

Despite the negative critical reception, fans were desperate for a third movie – which was said to have been in the works with all four ladies back in 2017, until tensions between Kim and Warner Bros executives torpedoed the project, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed. 

At the time, sources involved in the production of the third movie exclusively told DailyMail.com that Kim was the reason why the sure-to-be blockbuster had been shelved.

Insiders claimed that the actress ‘demanded’ Warner Bros put its weight behind other projects that she had in development before she would agree to begin filming. 

Warner Bros refused to meet her demands and had to cancel production as the company decided it wouldn’t be fair to fans to produce a movie with only three of the four main characters.  

Looking fab: Kim became a TV icon as sex-mad publicist Samantha Jones on Sex And The City during its original run on HBO from 1998 to 2004

Despite the controversy however, Sarah has remained publicly open to the idea of a reunion for some time and this Sunday it was finally announced that the project is going ahead – without Kim. 

Fans were of course quick to note that the new poster for the show, which is called And Just Like That…, did not include Kim’s sex-mad character Samantha Jones.

When one Instagram commenter suggested Jennifer Coolidge be cast as Samantha, Sarah Jessica wrote vaguely: ‘We have some new stories to tell. We are excited.’

She clarified in another comment: ‘No, I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. X.’ 

She also expressed her regard for Kim as when another commenter wrote they ‘will miss Kim/Samantha,’ Sarah Jessica replied: ‘We will too. We loved her so.’ 

The original series created by Darren Star, and adapted from a column by Candace Bushnell, ran on HBO and so the revival will have a home on HBO Max. 

Years ago there were efforts to get the band back together for a third film but the project never materialized, reportedly because of Kim’s objections.

‘Kim never wanted to really do the movie to begin with. It was a combination of not great money and a bad storyline for Samantha,’ said an E! News insider in 2018. 

The way they were: Kim and her co-stars (from left) Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are pictured at the London premiere of Sex And The City 2 in 2010

Appearing on Life Stories in 2017, Kim told MailOnline columnist Piers Morgan that she had turned down the role at the end of 2016.

‘This isn’t about more money. It’s not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life, to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s now. The other girls are 10 years younger than me, you know, and that is their choice,’ said Kim.

She stressed that she had ‘never been friends’ with her co-stars and took issue with being branded a ‘diva’ for refusing to star in a third film.   

‘This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, is that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is,’ she said. 

‘The thing that still bothers me is this feeling of being in some way made to be the baddie. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.’ 

Sarah Jessica has denied feud rumors, saying in 2018 that she was ‘heartbroken’ by Kim’s comments about their relationship after years of working together. 

Fashionable in France: Although Sarah Jessica has denied feud rumors, Kim has said her old co-star ‘could have been nicer’ and that their rapport was only ever professional

‘I found it really upsetting because that’s, you know, that’s not the way I recall our experience,’ she told Andy Cohen on his talk show Watch What Happens Live. ‘So…it’s sad…I always think that what ties us together is this singular experience is the thing. 

‘It was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives,’ she continued. ‘So I’m hoping that that sort of eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken. That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connection with is such a privilege.’ 

When Kim’s younger brother Chris committed suicide in 2018, the actress released a statement about his death online.  

‘It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall. At this time we ask for privacy. We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time,’ she wrote.  

Sarah Jessica responded with a message on Kim’s Instagram, writing: ‘Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx’

A furious Kim hit back at her former co-star, accusing her of ‘exploiting’ her family’s tragedy in a follow-up post.   

‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?’: Sarah Jessica posted a brief cryptic trailer this Monday for the new show which is called And Just Like That…

‘My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,’ wrote Kim on Instagram.

‘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.’

She then linked to the New York Post story ‘Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed “Sex and the City,”‘ from 2017.

The article alleged that Sarah Jessica, Kristin and Cynthia formed their own friend group on-set to the exclusion of Kim.

Near the conclusion of the show’s run an insider told Page Six that Kim’s three main co-stars would not speak to her ‘even in the makeup room.’

Last year Kim, who was born in England and raised mostly in Canada, became an American citizen and starred in the short-lived soap opera Filthy Rich. 

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