Kim Cattrall Opens Up About Not Returning to Sex and the City amid Reboot Rumors

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Kim Cattrall talks about her decision not to return to Sex and the City just as rumors of a possible restart of the popular franchise arise.
Cattrall, 64, appeared on the Women's Fiction Awards podcast this week and said her time on the show "was a lot of fun and I loved it." She also discussed the backlash she has received over the years for refusing to make a third Sex and the City film.
“I remember having a lot of grief on social media because I didn't want to make a movie. It was amazing what people wrote to me: “I work in a bank and I don't like this person and I don't like the lessons and I don't like that and I do it, so you just do it! '"she said. "'Give me what I want. I'll do it. I'm unhappy, you are unhappy too.'”
Though she didn't specify that she was discussing the SATC franchise, Cattrall, currently starring in Fox drama Filthy Rich, added that she felt "lucky" to be able to make her own decisions about her job.
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"I'm lucky enough to have a choice, not that I didn't work for it, but I have," continued Cattrall. “It is something that I find very happy and that I protect very much. I wouldn't be good at doing something I really didn't want to do. "
Her testimony comes amid reports that a long-awaited revival of Sex and the City as a limited series could take place on HBO Max. According to page 6, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon would repeat their original roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbes.
Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, is unlikely to return, and it is unclear whether Samantha will be re-cast for the possible new episodes.
HBO Max did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
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Fans have long been searching for another episode of the popular franchise, which originally aired as a TV show from 1998 to 2004, and made two spin-off films.
In October 2018, 55-year-old Parker announced that plans for Sex and the City 3 were officially dashed when Cattrall refused to return for a third film.
"I crossed the finish line with Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City," Cattrall told The Guardian last year. "It was a blessing in many ways, but after the second film I had had enough."
Cattrall also alleged that she was allegedly "bullied" when she refused to restart. "I couldn't understand why they wouldn't just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying," she added. "No means no."
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In September, Nixon appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live where she shared her thoughts on who could best replace Cattrall.
The actress said her ratched costar Sharon Stone would be an "absolutely amazing" choice to replace Cattrall as Samantha.
"I think Sharon would be absolutely fantastic, of course," said 55-year-old Nixon to host Andy Cohen. "Kim was amazingly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would make it her own."
"But I've heard a lot of people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we had a different fourth wife, it might be a woman of color this time around," the actress continued. "And I think that would be amazing too."
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