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13th Dec 2021

Kim Cattrall reacts to ‘And Just Like That…’ Samantha absence

Jade Hayden

And Just Like That…

Kim Cattrall seems pretty okay with not being a part of the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That…

The first two episodes of the new HBO series dropped last week, leading to much heartache, upset, and genuine distress. 

If you have yet to see the new episodes, please go watch them. If you have seen them yet, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

But episode one’s ending wasn’t the only element of the reboot that left fans wanting more. The very notable absence of Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha was instantly recognisable – so much so that the remaining characters address it themselves within the first two minutes of the series.

But Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte aren’t the only ones reacting to a lack of Samantha. Kim Cattrall herself has also, somewhat, weighed in on the matter – via Twitter.

Although Kim has yet to address the new series directly, she has taken to liking a few tweets relating to the show and the fact that she isn’t in it. And in fairness, they’re pretty funny.

And finally, the brilliant…

So, audiences haven’t heard from Kim directly, but what about the cast and crew?

Showrunner Michael Patrick King told Vanity Fair that no, he hadn’t heard from Cattrall since the new series aired. He also explained why Samantha’s absence sort of works given the theme of the show.

“Our show has always been about breakups. The obstacle was that Kim moved on. She doesn’t wanna play Samantha. So what do we do about Samantha?” he said.

“No one wanted to kill her. We love Samantha. Samantha’s alive and vibrant somewhere. So how do we do this, and not have it be unbelievable in terms of like, ‘Oh, she’s just where somewhere in the city. We never see her again’?”

“I bump into people I don’t want to see in the city the all the time. That’s not realistic.”

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