Sex And The City will not be back for a third movie, despite years of on-again, off-again plans, but actress Kim Cattrall says she is not the one to blame."It's over. We're not doing it," Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the 1990s TV series and two subsequent feature films, told celebrity TV outlet Extra on Sept 28.
"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," she added.
The prospects of a final reunion between the TV show's four original stars Parker, Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, have been discussed for years, despite the lukewarm critical reception to the 2010 movie sequel Sex And The City 2, which was set in Abu Dhabi.
Parker gave no details about why the plans had been shelved but Cattrall on Sept 30 shrugged off media reports that she was responsible, while making clear she was not in favour of it.
According to Daily Mail, Cattrall told Warner Bros. she would only participate in the third "Sex and the City" instalment if the studio developed other projects of hers as well, which led to the demise of the film when Warner Bros. refused to meet her demands. Cattrall, however, has denied the reports.
"The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016," Cattrall said on Twitter.
HBO's Sex And The City comedy series ran from 1998-2004, won multiple Emmy awards and was credited with capturing an empowering era for young women, and for its frank sex scenes.
Each of the actresses, now in their 50s or 60s, have blown hot and cold since 2010 about whether its time to say goodbye to their gossipy, fashion-loving New York characters.
Parker's co-star Davis, who played Charlotte Goldenblatt, took to Instagram to express her disappointment with the news.
"I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City," she wrote. "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."
Davis added that Michael Patrick King had already written the script, which Parker had previously confirmed. "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," she continued. "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."