Don't Call Sarah Jessica Parker's Feud with Kim Cattrall a 'Catfight'

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday June 2, 2022

Sarah Jessica Parker on "And Just Like That"
Sarah Jessica Parker on "And Just Like That"  (Source:HBO Max)

And just like that ... Sarah Jessica Parker is talking about her feud with former friend Kim Cattrall. In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, Parker sets the record straight that there is no feud between the two ladies.

According to Parker, a feud requires two people to engage in shadiness, and, as far as she is concerned, "there has been one person doing all the talking" in this situation.

"It's very hard to talk about the situation with Kim," Parker told interviewer Scott Feinberg, but she believes things all fell apart when the third Sex and the City movie was being considered.

According to Parker, contract negotiations between Cattrall and Warner Bros. fell through over Cattrall's demands. A report surfaced during the time that Cattrall wanted Warner Bros. to distribute an unrelated project of hers if she was to join a third SATC film/

"They didn't feel comfortable meeting where she wanted to meet, and so we didn't do the movie because we didn't want to do it without Kim," Parker said. "Were we disappointed? Sure. But it happens."

Then things took an ugly turn with Cattrall calling out Parker during the original filming of the series.

"There were just a lot of public conversations about how she felt about the show," said Parker, admitting that they were "very painful" because they did not reflect the experience of the other three ladies.

"I've spent a lot of years working really hard to always be decent to everybody on the set, to take care of people, to be responsible to and for people, both my employers and the people that I feel I'm responsible for as a producer of the show," explained Parker. "And there just isn't anyone else who's ever talked about me this way."

With so many catty comments out in the cosmos from Cattrall, Parker said she thought Cattrall made it clear that she wouldn't want to be a part of the revival "And Just Like That."

"It no longer felt comfortable for us, and so it didn't occur to us," said Parker, adding, "That's not 'slamming' her, it's just learning. You've got to listen to somebody, and if they're publicly talking about something and it doesn't suggest it's someplace they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment in which they want to be, you get to an age where you're like, 'Well, we hear that.'"

At the very least, Parker wants the media to stop portraying the whole situation as a fight.

"I just want to say one thing, because you've allowed me this opportunity: It's so painful for people to keep talking about this 'catfight' — a 'fight,' a 'fight,' a 'fight.' I've never uttered fighting words in my life about anybody that I've worked with — ever," said Parker. "There is not a 'fight' going on. There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf. I wouldn't do it. That is not the way I would have it. So I just wish that they would stop calling this a 'catfight' or an 'argument,' because it doesn't reflect [reality]. There has been one person talking."

And just like that ... another development about this non-catfight.