Kim Cattrall’s absence from Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That… has made headlines ever since it was announced – and now Kristin Davis has confirmed that her non-appearance will be addressed in the new series.
The actress refused to return as Samantha Jones following several public attacks on Carrie Bradshaw star, Sarah Jessica Parker.
In 2017, the 65-year-old confirmed she had closed the door on Samantha for good, and claimed Sarah ‘could have been nicer’ when turned down the chance to appear in a third Sex and The City movie.
The following year, after the death of Kim’s brother Chris, Sarah passed on her condolences on social media. Kim, however, responded by telling the actress: ‘I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time.’
Despite her absence in the new series, Kristin – who famously plays Charlotte Goldenblatt on the show – has now assured fans that it will be addressed in the story.
Kristin told Today: ‘Yes, we love Samantha. Samantha is never not going to be a part in some way, right?’
While she didn’t disclose how her lack of appearance would be addressed, she did say: ‘There is respect for Samantha, there is … it’s part of the story.’
‘We would never disrespect Samantha,’ she added, saying that the programme wouldn’t gloss over her exit.
It comes after Chris Noth shared his verdict on the notorious feud between co-stars Sarah and Kim.
Chris will be reprising his role as Mr Big alongside Sarah in the upcoming Sex and The City reboot, And Just Like That.
Chris remembered both stars on the Sex and The City set fondly but stressed of Kim: ‘I have absolutely no idea what her thinking is, or her emotions.’
He told The Guardian: ‘I do know that I’m very close with SJ and [Kim’s] descriptions of her don’t even come close.
‘I liked [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.’
And Just Like That airs on Sky Comedy on December 9 and will be available to stream on NOW.