During an oral history with the cast and creators of the podcast & # 39; Origins & # 39 ;, the main spoiler of the spin-off film that was never made was revealed as a reason why Kim Cattrall did not want to participate.
In a new chapter for your. origins podcast, the presenter James Andrew Miller spoke in depth with the stars and creators of Sex and the city For Miller's latest installment in the three-episode series, titled "Sex and the City: 1, 2 & Out," he asked Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth and more notable names from the acclaimed HBO series about the third movie canned in the franchise. , Sex in the city 3.
While doing so, Miller hinted that he was aware of a part of the SATC 3 Script and revealed a great spoiler: Mr. Big (Noth), whose real name is John James Preston, dies "relatively early" in the script. According to Miller, the narrative of Big's death and his focus on Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) made Kim Cattrall, responsible for the third movie that never took off, not interested in repeating her role as Samantha Jones.
"People close to Kim think that the script did not have much to offer Samantha's character," Miller said. "They point to the fact that it requires Mr. Big to die from a heart attack in the shower, relatively early in the movie, making the rest of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big's death than she is about the relationship between the four women. "
Although he could not read the script, and was not specifically asked about his character's demise, Noth told Miller that he had heard that he was "superior" to Michael Patrick King's previous scripts for the first two films, which Noth He admitted "he really did not enjoy".
"I really hate corny things and it could be because I'm a bit cynical, like everything at the end of the movie in the shoe closet, I hated it," he said, calling the final scene since 2008 first. Sex and the city movie. "I hated the thing at the end of the movie after I felt cheated on me and then I said:" Well, it's time I gave you a larger diamond ring. "" I hated it. I just hate the cornball crap and I thought it was really sentimental and too romantic without any realism. "
When they asked him if he was relieved when SATC 3 It was a no-go, Noth clarified that he still would have liked to meet with Parker and the rest of the gang, including Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes). "I'm a team player," he said.
Willie Garson (Stanford Blatch) told Miller that the third film was due to start in October 2017. "We were supposed to start filming on October 20 last year, so it's only been a year, & # 39 Oh, that did not happen. "And we all wanted this to come to light and it was a gift to give," he said. "This is going to hurt us all, I suppose, for years."
Garson explained: "I know I have not overcome it and, to be honest, it is difficult to be so close to doing something that not only helps you and your career, and certainly your bank account, as corny as it sounds." But a lot of people really care. I still do not know how to process it. "
Parker first revealed that SATC 3 It was not happening in a September 2017 interview with Extra. "It's over … we're not doing it," said the actress, who played Carrie in the Emmy-winning hit that ran from 1998 to 2004 before it was adapted for the big screen in 2008 and again in 2010.
"I'm disappointed." "We had this story and story beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, happy, very easy to relate, not only is it disappointing that we can not tell the story and have that experience, but rather for that audience that has been so vocal in the desire. movie."
It is said that Cattrall wanted Warner Bros. to produce other films for her, or she would not participate in SATC 3. However, Cattrall later responded to the accusations in a tweet that said: "The only one I DEMANDED was that I did not want to make a third movie," adding that he explained it in 2016.
During his interview in origins, Parker related his attempts to take Cattrall on board. "I had many, many, many, many conversations with her manager, where they told me:" She would love to hear from you. "I sent her an email, I tried to approach her and say:" We want you to form part of this. You are an integral part. Of course you are. I hope that when you read this script, you will see the beauty ", the joy, the anguish that I see, that we have seen," said Parker, who also served as executive producer at SATC and his movies.
She continued, "But I can not force her to see it." We negotiated through the process and, ultimately, the study said: "We can not satisfy those questions of yours." We can not do it. "Economy does not." It does not make sense to us. Then it's over. But that is not a murder of characters. This is how the business works. "
Miller opened the first episode of the podcast with a statement from Cattrall's publicist explaining why the star who plays Samantha refused to participate in the origins Oral history. "Kim said through a representative that he felt he had nothing more to say about Sex and the city. Then, when appropriate in this episode, we'll use her comments from past public interviews to make sure her perspective is covered, "says Miller in episode three, where executive producer Michael Patrick King and the cast take the host behind. the public discussions Cattrall.
Although SATC 3 It did not materialize, Parker has thought about what Carrie could be doing in 2018. In a recent interview with The Hollywood ReporterThe star said she believes the fictional columnist would be "really energized" by female empowerment in the #MeToo and Time & # 39; s Up era. "It would be a rich territory for her to explore," Parker said. "Carrie really talked mainly about sex politics and that's obviously a big part of the #MeToo and Time & # 39; s Up conversations. I'm sure she would have a lot to say, like Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte."
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