When Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker had been beefing final yr about the opportunity of a 3rd Intercourse and the Metropolis film, the Day by day Mail revealed a curious and hateful piece about Kim Cattrall and the way she’s at all times been “tough” and extra. That DM story was one of many the explanation why Cattrall utterly burned that bridge with SJP final fall, as a result of it had turn into all-too-common: SJP would push damaging tales about Cattrall in British and American tabloid shops for years in order that SJP may “get her manner.” Mainly, it was a manner of protecting Cattrall in her place, and making Cattrall seem like an a–gap whereas SJP acquired to do her harmless, wide-eyed “who me?” factor. It occurred so many occasions through the years that even the tabloids began calling out SJP for the petty manipulations.
My level? I don’t belief the Day by day Mail to precisely report on SJP and Cattrall’s historical past. Over the weekend, Cattrall had sufficient. SJP’s public message to Kim was the final straw, and Cattrall posted one of the most bridge-burning Instagrams I’ve ever seen in my life. The Day by day Mail’s present prime story is a chunk concerning the historical past between SJP and Cattrall, and you can read it here if you want. Some highlights:
Either side-ism: Nobody who has adopted the connection between the ladies was underneath the phantasm it was superb — they’re each identified to have diva-ish tendencies and have been feuding on and off for years. However till this weekend the depth of hostility concerned, on Cattrall’s half at the very least, was unknown. It will appear the massive resentment she seems to really feel in direction of SJP — over her standing on the present, her wage and her affect — boiled over in that one, vitriolic rant.
The Imply Women ambiance: Definitely there have been occasions when the ‘imply ladies’ ambiance on Intercourse And The Metropolis reached such a pitch that neither Queen Bee SJP nor the opposite two stars, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, would communicate to Kim. Not a phrase — past what the scripts demanded — regardless of 15-hour days filming collectively, for months on finish. The three ladies would eat lunch aside from Kim, too, in accordance with sources on set. After they had been taking pictures out of city, they might keep in numerous resorts. There was no girly trade of gossip whereas they had been all having their make-up executed.
Cattrall was bored with doing nudity: The explanations had been many; through the years arguments raged over all the things from standing and cash to the quantity of nudity in love scenes. SJP acquired to maintain her bra on, which rankled with Kim who, as sexually voracious Samantha Jones, was required to reveal all at each alternative.
SJP was jealous of Kim’s on-screen charisma: SJP, nominally the star of the present as intercourse columnist Carrie Bradshaw — and by the way finest pals with sequence producer Michael Patrick King — fought laborious towards Cattrall’s pure scene-stealing charisma. SJP acquired pay rises, promotion to government editor and ever extra say over the sequence, which ran between 1998-2004. Kim, nevertheless, didn’t — regardless of her livid protests. Evidently issues turned so disagreeable that Kim determined she was executed with Intercourse And The Metropolis, and regardless of two profitable spin-off movies, she turned her again on a 3rd.
The Mail goes on to debate the pay arguments, making it sound like Cattrall wished to make the identical wage as SJP, when actually, it feels like Cattrall thought the 4 ladies must be negotiating their salaries collectively, just like the forged of Pals did on the time. It’s one factor to say “good for Sarah Jessica, she knew her value and she or he fought to be paid what she felt she was value,” nevertheless it’s fairly one other factor to understand how SJP was really preventing for the opposite ladies to by no means obtain related pay will increase or bonuses or something, and SJP was pulling rank about 1,000,000 different issues too, from display time to scripts to storylines.
Anyway, I’m sticking with the identical opinion I’ve held for years now: SJP is a phony, and an overgrown Imply Woman and Cattrall stored it as skilled as she may till SJP acquired it in her head that they wanted to make a 3rd movie. That wasn’t when all the things began, however that was when these years of grudges and pettiness simply snowballed into this huge denouncement.
My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. 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. Copy and paste link https://nypost.com/2017/10/07/inside-the-mean-girls-culture-that-destroyed-sex-and-the-city/
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