Paulie’s Perspective: And Just Like That: Samantha is Gone

If you’ve been watching the new Sex And The City reboot,  And Just Like That – you may have noticed that Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is gone. Well, technically she’s in Paris for this first season, but really, she’s gone. 

Sarah Jessica Parker  said recently when asked by Variety if she would be okay with Cattrall joining the HBO reboot – “I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared,” Parker said. “I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.”

Michael Patrick King said that it was unlikely Cattrall would ever be invited to be a part of And Just Like That… “because she’s said what she had said. “After we didn’t do the movie and the studio could not meet what she wanted to do, we have to hear her and listen to her and what was important to her. It didn’t fit into what was important or needed for us.”

During a TV interview with Piers Morgan back in 2017, Cattrall said that Parker “could have been nicer” in response to her decision not to appear in the third Sex and The City movie which was ditched after negotiations were stalled.

Kim also said the other stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon were “never friends” during the years they worked together. Ouch. Meow! Cat fight anyone? 

In a December interview with The Guardian, Chris Noth (Big) said he found the bad blood between the actresses “sad and uncomfortable”

Now, creators Michael Patrick King and Darren Star are still in control of this reboot, along with all three co-stars, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker. This time the girls have more power than ever – and if it is them against Kim – Kim will be left out in the cold. 

The original show, Sex and The City ran from 1998 to 2004 on HBO. Originally taken from Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name. It spawned two major films in 2008 and 2010 before the wheels fell off the bus with the girls. Once realizing the original gang will never get back together,  they made a prequel series The Carrie Diaries on CW from 2013-2014. 

Now that the limited 10 eps run is officially over on HBOMAX – let me just say this. It was weird. Some funny quips sure, but most of the time you are just shaking your head at the whole silliness of these older women still complaining and dealing with young 20 something problems. They are all grown up now, yet none of them really did. Carrie is now a widow, but richer than Bezos. So she doesn’t need a column or a podcast or a job. So all that pressure and good drama goes out the window. 

Miranda hates her life, desperately.  The one she worked so hard to build. She quit being a lawyer and wants to go into civil rights. Steve her husband has turned into a goofy nerd who can’t get anything right and now has a hearing aid. 

I mean the whole gang just went awry. The gang was once about Sex And The City, and just like that – they became Dazed and Confused.