Kim Cattrall Reveals the Real Reason She Wasn't on And Just Like That…–and More Bombshells

Cattrall worried Samantha was being turned into a “cougar”

When the actress signed on to the series, she loved that it was a “positive” show about single women. But as years went by, Cattrall began to feel like her character was turning into someone that no longer celebrated independent women: “I felt like I was now cast as a cougar, which became not as positive as other aspects,” she reflected. “There was never a desperation; it was always on her terms, which I loved.”

Cattrall confirms the “heartbreaking” story line reportedly written for Samantha

To her dismay, Cattrall said that the Sex and the City writers reportedly planned to feature Samantha receiving unwanted and inappropriate photos from Brady, Miranda’s 14-year-old son, a story line that Cattrall called “heartbreaking.” She felt it wasn’t fitting for Samantha, saying that she had better ideas for her character: “Why can’t Samantha, who owns her PR company—maybe she had to sell it because of financial woes?” Cattrall suggested, adding, “I mean that’s a scenario that was kind of off the top of one of my reps’ heads, and I thought that’s a great idea. That’s a conflict. Instead of an underage boy’s…”

Additionally, she made a dig at the writing, confirming that Big (Chris Noth) was supposed to die in the third installment: “That’s how creative it was.”

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