Given the complete flop that was the 2010 romantic comedy Sex and the City 2, it is any wonder that the studio decided not to pursue movie number 3. Throw in a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 15% and a loss of more than $100m from the previous installment in 2008, and it seemed a certainty that the property would end on a flat note.
Yet actress Kim Cattrall told talkshow host Piers Morgan on his ITV show Life Stories that Sarah Jessica Parker orchestrated a situation where she would be blamed for the breakdown in the picture. Despite two movies together and starring in a television series that dominated the landscape between 1998 and 2004, the relationship appears to have broken down.
SJP: Sex and City 3 Would Have Been Perfect
Stopped by Extra earlier in the year about a potential sequel, Parker informed the press and fans that the project is null and void. While there is a horde of loyal supporters who would jump at a Sex and the City 3, Parker explained that even a well crafted script could not make the feature work.
"It's over... we're not doing it. I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie."
KC: Parker's Diva Allegations Are Wrong
There had been speculation over the course of the series and during the films that Cattrall and Parker did not see eye-to-eye being the two biggest ego's on set. As the duo carefully played that down in the press, it would be this chat between Cattrall and Morgan that revealed the divide between the pair.
"Now at this very moment it's quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I've been saying for almost a year of 'no' that I'm demanding or a diva," she remarked. "And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex And The City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer."
The actress used the interview to fire back at talk that her financial demands were too dear. She also reserved the right to refuse any future invitation.
"I don't know what her issue is, I never have... I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous... The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no."
Source: Daily Mail UK