Sarah Jessica Parker addresses ‘very painful’ Kim Cattrall feud

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally addressed her “painful” rift with estranged Sex and the City co-star Kim Cattrall.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter on their Awards Chatter podcast, the 57-year-old actress – who has kept tight-lipped when previously asked about their issues – spoke out about Cattrall’s statements against her.

“It’s pretty simple, you know? I’ll be as clear as I can. It’s very hard to talk about the situation with Kim because – I’ve been so careful about not ever wanting to say anything that is unpleasant,” she said.

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According to Parker, issues with Cattrall began in 2017 – around the time the third SATC film was in the works.

“[Warner Bros] 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,” she said, noting that she and her co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon were “disappointed.”

“And the studio wasn’t going to do it, so it fell apart.”

“It wasn’t that she said ‘no’ to the movie; it’s that the studio said ‘no’ to the movie, which, you know, happens,” she clarified.

“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.

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“And there just isn’t anyone else who’s ever talked about me this way, so it’s very painful.”

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Previously, Cattrall had made it abundantly clear in interviews that she was done playing Samantha in SATC.

She also made it pretty obvious that she wasn’t on friendly terms with Parker. Back in 2018, when Cattrall’s brother died unexpectedly, Parker publicly reached out offering her condolences and Cattrall took to Instagram to call her out.

“Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,” she captioned the image. “Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”

In the podcast, Parker also shut down claims of the pair’s current tension being a “fight,” stating, in her opinion, only one of them is throwing punches.

“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,” she insisted.

“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 actually – there has been one person talking.”

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