Sex and the City‘s Samantha Jones bought a one-way ticket to London. Executive producer Michael Patrick King defined that actress Kim Cattrall doesn’t have an open invitation to return because the raunchy publicist on And Just Like That.
“No. Just like there was no thought that Kim would ever participate in And Just Like That, because she’s said what she had said,” King, 67, informed Variety on Tuesday, February 1, after he was requested if he was retaining “the door open for her to come back.”
King added that he was agency in his stance that followers mustn’t anticipate Cattrall, 65, to reprise her SATC function on the spinoff. “The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction,” he continued. “You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer — you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
Cynthia Nixon, who performs Miranda Hobbs, mentioned that she loved how And Just Like That repeatedly references Samantha and the rift between her and her former besties. The sequence premiere in December 2021 defined that Samantha was offended with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) after she let the PR maven go as she now not wanted a publicist, and she or he moved to London shortly after the falling out.
“I thought it was great,” the Gilded Age star, 55, mentioned of Samantha being written out throughout an look on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen final month.
Nixon added, “I have to say, I love how we addressed it head-on in the first minute. … I felt like the flowers [Samantha sent to Carrie] at [Big’s] funeral were just [so special], and I love how we keep checking in with her from time to time.”
Don’t anticipate Cattrall to speak out on the Samantha of all of it, although. A supply exclusively told Us Weekly in January that she “isn’t even going to talk about not being part of And Just Like That.” The insider added that the How I Met Your Father star “is happier where she is in life now” — although she “turned down” a serious payday.
She has no regrets about refusing to reunite with the solid, making her final look within the 2010 film Sex and the City 2. “To her, that ship has sailed years ago,” the supply defined.
The And Just Like That finale airs on HBO Max Thursday, February 3.