This Sex and the City Feud Will Make The Fast And The Furious Feud Look Like Baby Fight  

At present, the Fast and the Furious feud between the cast members of the franchise is dominating tabloids headlines, but if you track the long-standing feud between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker who is part of successful romantic comedy series Sex and the City and movies based on it, you will think of F&F as baby fight. So brace yourself for what’s coming….here we go

The trouble began in 2004 when the first movie got delayed chiefly because of Kim Cattrall demand for pay hike as Sarah Jessica Parker demanded a raise from $350,000 to $1 million. She said this to Talk show host Jonathan Ross:

“I felt after six years it was time for all of us to participate in the financial windfall of ‘Sex and The City.’ When they didn’t seem keen on that I thought it was time to move on.”

She said to Telegraph later on tensions brewing between her and SJP:

“Are we the best of friends? No. We’re professional actresses. We have our own separate lives.”

In 2008, SJP addressed money issue and infact defended her co-star for it. She said:

“Honestly, we are all friends and I wish I saw more of Kim. She mentioned money and no one should vilify her for it. People made a decision that we had vilified her. No one bothered to say [to the rest of us], ‘Are you disappointed by not making the movie?’ Yes. ‘Do you respect and support her choice to not do it?’ Absolutely.”

The HBO CEO Chris Albrecht also expressed his opinion to Marie Claire and said:

“When you’re keeping people for years, you have to continue to pay them more money. Sarah was becoming more and more famous, and her salary increased beyond what was contractually committed, which is normal for hit shows. The other actresses wanted to keep up.”

Mario Cantone, the actor who played Anthony Marantino said:

“Certain people were vilified in some articles, and others were vilified in other articles. It’s interesting how they never write stuff like that about the men on ‘The Sopranos.’ They always go after the women. They just do.”

In November 2009, SJP reiterated her love for Kim and said:

“I don’t think anybody wants to believe that I love Kim. I adore her. I wouldn’t have done the movie without her. Didn’t and wouldn’t.”

To this, Kim Cattrall released a long statement and said:

“I think Sarah was right: people don’t want to believe that we get on. They have too much invested in the idea of two strong, successful women fighting with each other. It makes for juicy gossip and copy. The truth of us being friends and getting along and happily doing our jobs together is where near as newsworthy. I think Sarah is fantastic… She is a born leader and she guides the crew and the cast in such a strong but gentle way. She and I are sick of this. It’s exhausting talking about it, and a real bore. Next?”

In 2010, on the sets of Sex and the City 2, SJP admitted that sometimes feelings can get hurt. She explained:

“You’re on set, you’re working 90-hour weeks, you’re never home, you’re exhausted. There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don’t have any regrets about how I’ve treated people.”

Cattrall replied:

“There’s a camaraderie that happened through all of that… the chemistry among the four of us is very strong. Because the press has to put women in these boxes, rather than show them as the movie portrays them: working together and being powerful. Things just have to be explosive for no other reason than for people’s imaginations.”

In August 2016, SJP posted a birthday message onto Kim’s Instagram account and pointed to overwhelming fan response to Time magazine. She said:

“I posted something on Kim’s birthday and people were like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know you liked her!’ What? We were all at liberty to walk away at any time! But nobody asked those questions of shows with men. Isn’t that interesting?”

She added:

“Was every day perfect? Were people always desperately, hopefully in love with each other? No, but this is a family of people who needed each other, relied upon each other and loved each other. This sort of narrative, this ongoing catfight, it really upset me for a very long time. It was usually about bad behavior on the set. I take very seriously, my reputation. I work really hard and I treat people well. I have a work ethic that’s very meaningful to me and it’s based on the affection I feel for the people I get to work with. To suggest that I’m behaving poorly or not treating somebody well… It would drive me bananas.”

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Finally, SJP confirmed that Sex and the City 3 was canceled and she confirmed it by saying:

“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.”

Kim Cattrall was blamed for it, she appeared on Piers Morgan show “Life Stories” where she said this:

“The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no. […] I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous. 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 don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”

She explained:

“Another thing that’s really disappointing is that nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it… And usually what happens in a healthy relationship is that someone, or a transaction for a job in my business, is that someone says, ‘Are you available?’ and you say ‘Yes’ and here’s the job and you say ‘Yes, but thank you very much but I’m sort of over here right now but thank you very much,’ and that person turns to you, and they say ‘That’s great, good luck to you, I wish you the best.’ That’s not what happened here, this is, it feels like a toxic relationship.”

She finally said:

“This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s now.”

Oh my god! Girls….why don’t you take a break?

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Anuj Aggarwal

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