The third “Sex and the City” movie has been shelved, according to star Sarah Jessica Parker.
“It’s over,” the actress said in an interview with Extra on Thursday. “We’re not doing it.”
“Sex and the City 2” was released in 2010 to decidedly less fanfare than the first installment — which was a bonafide hit, earning $415.3 million worldwide. There has since been much speculation that a third movie remained a possibility. Parker said on Thursday that the project got at least as far as a script, adding that she was “disappointed” it wouldn’t be moving forward.
“We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story,” she said. “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.”
Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte in the series, also weighed in, saying on Instagram on Friday that it is “deeply frustrating” that the third film has been nixed.
I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City. I am incredibly lucky to have gotten to play Charlotte through all of her ups and downs ( epitomized in one of my favorite episodes here). It is true that we are not going to be able to make a 3rd film. I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you!SATC forever in our hearts ❤️????❤️????❤️????❤️????
Parker and Davis’ comments follow a Daily Mail report on Thursday which cited unnamed sources who said the project was about to begin shooting, and that it was derailed by demands from star Kim Cattrall.
“The studio can no longer move ahead as Cattrall, 61, demanded they produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn’t sign up for the project,” the Daily Mail wrote.
Cattrall later denied the report on Twitter, clarifying that she never had any interest in a third film to begin with. “The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016,” she wrote.
Woke 2 a @MailOnline ????storm! The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) September 29, 2017