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“We’ve Never Been Friends”: Sex and the City 3 CANCELLED

Sex and the City 3 is officially called off after Kim Cattrall, who played the raunchy and independent Samantha Jones, turned down the reprisal.

Millions of viewers tuned in every week to watch HBO’s Sex and the City, which ran from 1998 to 2004. The television show was turned into a film series in 2008. The first movie of the series grossed $415 million at the box office and its sequel followed with $288 million.

Sarah Jessica Parker has teased a third installment since the second film’s release in 2008. Fan excitement increased from the possibility of a third and final chapter, but film development came to an abrupt stop only a few weeks after the script was finalized. Sarah Jessica Parker announced its cancellation to newsmagazine Extra at the New York City Ballet Gala.

“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,” said Parker.

Reportedly, the film was cancelled due to Cattrall’s unwillingness to sign on unless her contract demands were met. In response, numerous fans of the franchise attacked Cattrall over social media. Several news organizations have also released headlines referring to Cattrall as a “diva.”

During an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Cattrall cleared up the rumours concerning her supposed responsibility for ending Sex and the City 3.

“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…I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous,” said Cattrall.

In regards to Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall says, “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. I really think she could have been nicer.” Cattrall went on to explain that she put the franchise above her personal life which prevented her from having children. “We’ve never been friends. We’ve been colleagues and in some ways it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal,” said Cattrall.

However, Cattrall is not against the idea of a third installment. During the interview with Piers Morgan, she suggests that the film should recast Samantha Jones as an African-American or Hispanic woman.

Although Sex and the City 3 will not be progressing, both Parker and Cattrall have returned to television. Parker will reprise her role in season two of HBO’s Divorce and Cattrall starred in Sensitive Skin, which was nominated for an Emmy award in 2015.

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Emma Howell, a senior student at Western University obtaining her Honors Specialization in Geography, is a news reporter for Her Campus Western. Emma's dream is to earn a Nobel Peace Prize one day. However, until then, she'll be pretending to be Blair Waldorf and quoting movie lines that no one has ever heard. Instagram: emhowellxo
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