As we get closer and closer to the premiere of the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That…, anticipation is building for how the show will portray Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte years on from where the show, then two movies, left them. Moreover, fans are wondering how the narrative will portray the absence of Samantha, following Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker’s very public feud, in which Cattrall said she wouldn’t return to the show due to Parker’s bullying behaviour.
Now, Chris Noth, the actor best known for his role as Carrie’s on-again, off-again boyfriend and later husband Mr Big, has added his two cents, saying he doesn’t recognise Cattrall’s description of Parker, which included that she is a “hypocrite” and “cruel” when SJP posted a condolence note following the death of her brother.
Speaking to The Guardian ahead of premiere episode of And Just Like That… (airing December 9th), Noth said, “I have to tell you, I have absolutely no idea what her thinking is, or her emotions. I do know that I’m very close with SJ and [Kim’s] descriptions of her don’t even come close.”
He then added that he was sad the fallout ever occurred and moreover, that it happened so publicly. “I liked her [Kim], I thought she was marvellous in the show and some people move on for their own reasons. I don’t know what hers were. I just wish that whole thing had never happened because it was sad and uncomfortable.”
“I just don’t like to see anyone talking down about SJ because she’s a target and people can be nasty,” he added. “I feel very protective of her and I was not happy about that. That’s all I’ll say about that.”
During the interview, Noth also discussed how a lot of the cast didn’t realise that Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on the show, and who sadly died of cancer earlier this year, was unwell. “Most of us didn’t know [that he was ill]. The last time I saw him was on set and I kick myself because I didn’t really get a chance to talk to him,” he said. “He was extraordinarily fun and funny and there’s nothing to say but that it’s heartbreaking. It’s sad for everyone, and for the show, because I think he was going to have a really huge storyline. But he’ll be in it to the extent that he filmed.”