Not Mr. Big!
While referencing Kim Cattrall, who declined to portray “Samantha” in the third installment, Miller said:
“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha… They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”
In response, Noth says he would’ve loved to reunite with the cast, but hated “the cornball s**t” in the film versions of the hit HBO series.
In reference to his character proposing to Parker’s Carrie in the final scene of the 2008 movie:
“I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet, hated it… Hated the thing at the end of the movie after I felt she deceived me and then I say, ‘Well, it’s time I give you a bigger diamond ring.’ Hated it. … I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”’
Speaking of drama, King confirms tension between Cattrall and her costars:
“Kristin, Cynthia and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally… Kim fought and said ‘I’m everyone’s favorite’… [Parker’s] name was contractually, legally, righteously, the only name on the poster due to the fact that she was a movie star in 1998 when the series started and she did a leap to do a show about sex on [HBO], the channel that did the fights, and it doesn’t matter how popular you are. I guess for Kim it didn’t matter how much the raise became if there was never parity, but there was never going to be parity.”’
However, Parker continues to deny she’s in a “catfight” with her former cast mate.
“I’m not in a catfight with anybody, I’ve never publicly ever said anything unfriendly, unappreciative about Kim because that’s not how I feel about her.”
“It’s tough when you’ve worked with someone for 20 years. You want to have respect and I have respect … it’s very hard because we were crushed by not doing that third film. It’s so hard to get a film starring four women greenlit, even when you are a household name around the world.”
Although Cattrall didn’t participate in the podcast, her rep told Miller “that she’s already said everything she wants to say about Sex and the City.”
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