Kim Cattrall on leaving ‘Sex and the City’ behind

Kim Cattrall gave an impassioned speech about saying no.

The actress, who most famously said no to more sex and the city, spoke about the power of refusal on Thursday variety Event The power of women.

“I want to share with you something that has been a great help to me over the years in navigating my personal life and managing a career,” he said. “In all kinds of situations. It’s simple, but at the same time it’s very complicated. It’s a word, and the word is ‘no.'”

Cattrall, who said “no” to reprising her role as Samantha Jones for WHQS 3and they didn’t ask me to join the And so... reboot: Listed some of the things he said no to.

“No, that’s not for me,” he began. No, I’ve been there. I’ve done that. No, I won’t be bullied. No, that salary is unacceptable. No, we’re not having a meeting in your hotel room. And one of my favorites in particular: No, I don’t want to be in a situation for a moment that is not pleasant.

The last one he gave in a 2019 interview when talking about rejecting the third sex and the city movie. There was a pay dispute, as well as a big fight with series star Sarah Jessica Parker and other people involved with the project. Cattrall claimed that she was bullied.

Cattrall told the Women of Power audience that “‘No’ helps you find yourself… It can allow you to walk away from a chapter and believe that more exciting chapters are to come. To say no to your past is to say yes.” to your future because you are the screenwriter of the movie of your own life.

She also said she’s “60 fucking 5 years old” and “when I started my career” as a working actress at 17, “phones had dials, TVs needed antennas, and most men in Hollywood thought ‘stalking’ [‘her ass’] They were two words. But I’ve always, and I mean always, I’ve always known what’s right for me and followed that instinct.”

While Cattrall is no longer spoken to by some WHQS members, Parker said in February that it wouldn’t be right to work with Cattrall again, she was joined by several others at the event. The show’s creator, Darren Star, introduced her by reading a letter he wrote from the fictional Samantha Jones to Cattrall. Costume designer Patricia Field was there and so was Candace Bushnell, whose newspaper column inspired the show in the first place.

Darren Star, Kim Cattrall, Patricia Field and Candace Bushnell attend Variety‘s 2022 Power Of Women: New York Event on May 5. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Variety)

Cattrall, who now stars in television shows how i met your father Y queer as folk, featured on this week’s cover Variety and in it he talks about getting away from WHQS — and have confidence in that decision, despite having to answer questions about it for years

“I haven’t abandoned anyone. Can you imagine going back to a job you did 25 years ago? And the job didn’t get easier, it got more complicated in the sense of how you’re going to progress with these characters. Everything has to grow, or die. I felt like when the series ended, I thought it was smart. We’re not repeating ourselves. And then the movie to wrap up all the loose ends. And then there’s another movie. And then there’s another movie?”

He said that Samantha “feels like an echo from the past.” proud. She loved. He loved her so, so, so much. It is a tough competition. The original program is in all our imaginations. But to me, it feels clean.”

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