Unfortunately for those still holding out hope for another Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda reunion, Sarah Jessica Parker may have just shut down plans for a third Sex and the City movie once and for all. Months after she and Kim Cattrall each traded (indirect) remarks about the possibility of a second sequel—to recap: Parker is a yes, but Cattrall is a hard no—SJP admitted that she’s not willing to move forward with SATC 3 if all four women aren’t involved.
Early Wednesday morning, an apparently avid fan took to the comments section of a photo, completely unrelated to SATC, that Parker posted on Instagram on Tuesday, Us Weekly reports. “You are still my hero. please replace or write her out kim/samantha if she is not interested and bring back sex and the city movie #3. the fans need this,” the commenter wrote. Parker responded soon after, seemingly ending speculation about the film’s prospects. “Not sure if I can imagine doing another movie without her. X,” she wrote, adding a purple heart emoji to soften the blow.
Parker first crushed all hopes of a third Sex and the City movie in late 2017, when she told Extra, “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.” The next day, after anonymous reports surfaced claiming Cattrall’s on-set “demands” were the reason production had come to a standstill, she fired back, admitting that she’d never wanted to reprise the role of Samantha Jones at all.
Shortly after, Cattrall spoke out again, reiterating her “respectful, firm no” to SATC 3, and calling out Parker for seemingly painting Cattrall as the enemy of SATC fans everywhere. “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,” she said. “I really think she could have been nicer…. I don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”
Since then, despite Cattrall publicly calling out Parker for being “cruel” and “exploiting” the tragedy of Cattrall’s brother’s death, SJP has maintained that there’s not actually a “feud” between the former costars, no matter how much the misogynistic media loves to pit women against one another. That said, she did admit to Andy Cohen that she’s “heartbroken” by Cattrall’s comments. “I found it very upsetting, because that’s not the way I recall our experience. It’s sad, but I always think that what ties us together is this singular experience. It was a professional experience, but it became personal, because it was years and years of our lives, so I hope that that sort of eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken,” Parker said earlier this year.