"It's so painful." Sarah Jessica Parker has finally addressed her fallout with Kim Cattrall.

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally addressed her public fallout with former co-star Kim Cattrall.

Appearing on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, the Sex and the City (SATC) actress spoke at length about her feelings towards the supposed 'feud' and Cattrall's departure from the franchise.

For six seasons, Parker and Cattrall starred in SATC, alongside cast mates Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis

While all four women returned for the two film adaptions, things later turned sour after Cattrall began speaking out about her former co-star, Parker.

Image: HBO. 

According to Parker, the issues with Cattrall began back in 2017, when discussions of a third film were being had but "fell apart" because of the actress' contractual demands.

"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 on the podcast. 

"Were we [she and co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon] disappointed? Sure. But it happens."

When rumours emerged that this was the reason there would be no third film, Cattrall responded to the claims on Twitter.

"The only DEMAND I ever made was that I didn't want to do a third film," Cattrall tweeted at the time. 

"The answer was always no. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects. To be thought of as some kind of diva is ridiculous."

That same year, the actress, now 65, did an interview with Piers Morgan, noting that she and Parker were colleagues, never friends.


"The common ground that we had was the series, and the series is over. Sarah Jessica, she could have been nicer... I don’t know what her issue is. I never have," Cattrall said.

Watch: Kim Cattrall speaks to Piers Morgan about her relationship with her SATC co-stars. Post continues below.

Video via BBC.

Cattrall also confirmed just how far from friends the former co-stars were when her brother died the following year.

Days after announcing the news in 2018, the actress thanked her fans and colleagues for sending her family support and sympathies. 

But after Parker sent her condolences, Cattrall publicly announced they weren't wanted.

"I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker," Cattrall wrote on Instagram.

"Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now," she continued.

"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."

During the podcast interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Parker said just how "painful" it was for Cattrall to speak about her that way.

"I've spent a lot of years working really hard to always be decent to everybody on the set, to take care of people," the 57-year-old said.

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

Listen to The Spill, Mamamia's daily entertainment podcast. In this episode, co-hosts Chelsea and Emma discuss the whole situation. Post continues below.

She also addressed their so-called "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,'" Parker said.

"I’ve never uttered fighting words in my life about anybody that I’ve worked with - ever. 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."

Parker explained that despite assumptions that Cattrall isn't in the reboot And Just Like That... because of their fallout, the actress was actually never asked to be in the show.

Image: Getty. 

"We did not ask her to be part of [it] because she made it clear that that wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, and it no longer felt comfortable for us, and so it didn’t occur to us," Parker explained.

"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.'"

Parker also shared that she feels "comfortable" doing the show without Cattrall or her character Samantha.

"We felt comfortable moving on without her and without that part because we knew what Michael [Patrick King, the AJLT showrunner] wanted to do," Parker said. 

"And we thought he handled it beautifully."

Feature image: Getty/Mamamia.

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