EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sex and the City 3’ Probably Won't Happen in Lieu of a Prequel

Actress Kim Cattrall says that a prequel is in the works, but that she doubts she will ever return to play Samantha Jones again.
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Kim Cattrall doesn't think there will be a Sex and the City 3Sex and the City 2 was given one of the harshest critical drubbings of any film released last year. And many speculated that we'd seen the last of Carrie Bradshaw and her crew of friends. We recently caught up with Kim Cattrall, who's played Samantha Jones on the hit HBO series-turned-big screen franchise for the past thirteen years, and she doesn't think she'll ever be back to play Samantha Jones again, either. Not in a feature film, anyway.

She did mention the Sex and the City prequel that is rumored to be heading for production, with Blake Lively often mentioned in terms of casting a twenty-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Cattrall says she has been kept mostly out of the loop on that, and has no idea who would even play a twenty-year-old Sam.

Here is a our conversation.

Will you be back as Samantha in Sex and the City 3?

Kim Cattrall: I really don't know. As an actor, they first get a script together and they give you some start dates. They put together a budget, and then they say, "We're going to send you a script!" They want to talk. That hasn't happened. There is now talk of a prequel. Candace Bushnell wrote a book called 'The Carrie Diaries'. We've seen little rumors about them wanting to make a movie about the girls in their twenties. Maybe late tweens. I didn't read this book. I haven't had a chance to. But Candace is a very good writer, and I am sure she has come up with a very good plotline for the girls. That to me seems...I don't know. I am not holding onto that hope. I feel like I've let go. Whatever happens with those characters...I would love to revisit them. Its like a reunion. Its like going home. Thirteen years of your life? That is a long time to be associated with one show and one character. One family. If it happens, that would be great. But if not? It was an amazing experience.

Did you think that the critics were a little to harsh on Sex and the City 2?

Kim Cattrall: Oh, absolutely. There were other movies that came out last summer, like Iron Man 2, and they were creamed by the critics as well. But there seemed to be, what I felt, after a while, a misogynistic slant to how much they didn't like it. In some ways, it was like, "We never really wanted to like this, and now we get to really hate it!" It's a summer movie. We made it for fans. What can you do but hope for the best? It did very well at the box office. Any time a woman-driven film does well, in this climate, in this industry, you have to stand up and say, "Thank you for that!"

When you talk about this prequel, are you involved in any way with that? Do you have any idea who would make a good twenty-year-old Samantha?

Kim Cattrall: No. I know nothing about it. Except the little pieces of gossip. People will ask me, "Do you know about the prequel?" And I say, "Well, now I do." But I have never known much about it. I really don't. Who knows? Who knows why one film gets a yes? And another one gets a no? When you think about the fact that something like Black Swan couldn't get funding, you have to say, "What?" Anyway, my point is that I am not in this loop.

It seems a little strange to me, just in the fact that you have this established franchise that people still love, and that people want to still see. It seems pointless to turn back the clock on them...

Kim Cattrall: I don't think its possible for us to play twenty-year olds anymore.

Why do we even need that?

Kim Cattrall: Because! Its another way to make money. Isn't it? That's all it is. Why do they make sequels or prequels, or anything really? To make money. And hopefully to make good entertainment. That is what we always tried to do. We had good writers working on it. And there were a lot of barriers beaten down. For woman, I believe. There were a lot of storylines that helped both genders, and entertained them. That is what it was about. Entertaining. So, who knows what the future brings? Maybe there will be something spawned from further on in these women's stories together. Or, before they met. If they have a good enough script and a good enough director, chances are that it can be a good film.

Sources: B. Alan Orange

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  • paninaro • 4 years ago

    Who are these people really (and why are they reading this)? There are legions of fans out there hungry for more! The series had some of the most entertaining moments on tv ever, to this day I still watch a few old episodes now & again. But if a return of the series is unthinkable, at least give us more movies! (no prequels please)


    • bawnian-dexeus • 5 years ago

      The gay community is going to be angry :P


      • furankisan • 5 years ago

        She said it the best. The prequel to make money. That's it. I did see the first season just to see a naked vulcan. But that got tired quickly. I hope they burn the negatives on those films. ps females u got greys anatomy, you'll be fine...


        • thrashnasty190 • 5 years ago

          Well all the fat lonely bitches that watched the shows and movies before might be happy I guess, personally I don't give a f*ck


          • skywise • 5 years ago

            I just cant muster up the energy to care about this....only the energy to clarify that i dont care.


            • messenger • 5 years ago

              Horrible show, horrible movies, horrible....everything.


              • dan1 • 5 years ago



                • shuabert • 5 years ago

                  @michael-reser Yeah. I agree completely. I'll be level with you guys: I loved the series, and I really enjoyed the first movie. But I also felt like the movie wrapped everything up and when they announced a second, I cringed over it being unnecessary. The fact that they're miking what was a respectable franchise this far is just sad.


                  • addictionnonfatel • 5 years ago

                    Who cares! Seriously!


                    • michael-reser • 5 years ago

                      theres no reason to have a prequel......it was the goddamn series that was the prequel. the first movie was expected, but the second was expected but not necessary. we dont need to see how they met, which is what the prequel would be. oh well.


                      • jimthar • 5 years ago

                        oh no! there wont be another sex in the city movie! my heart is breaaaaaking!. :D


                        • SpaceCowboy • 5 years ago

                          Monica Velour is kinda like a Sex in the City 3....but really, who cares about SATC anymore? Hell, who cared about it when it was on HBO?


                          • bawnian-dexeus • 5 years ago

                            Now they're just pushing it.


                            • diaigma • 5 years ago

                              It shouldn't happen . . . at all :P


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