Kim Cattrall has been open about her feelings for her Sex and the City co-stars. And — long story short — the woman who immortalized “Samantha Jones” doesn’t have the fuzziest things to say about the rest of the brunching, Manolo-wearing gang. Still, it was hard to predict the dramatic turn that the public tiff between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker would take this past weekend.
To review: On February 4, Cattrall’s brother, 55-year-old Chris Cattrall, was found dead in Canada. After many people, including Parker and Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, expressed their condolences on Instagram, Cattrall thanked her well-wishers. On February 7, the Mannequin actress acknowledged her friends, fans, and “#SexandtheCity colleagues” for their love and support during her family’s trying time.
Then, Parker addressed the tragedy in a February 8 interview. When she hit the red carpet at a screening for her HBO show Divorce, Parker told Extra TV, “I can't begin to know how her family is managing such a loss. We all send [Cattrall] our love and condolences and grant her the privacy that she's asked for.”
It seems the comment caused crossed a line for Cattrall. On February 10, Cattrall again took to social media, but this time with a very different message than before. “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time, [Sarah Jessica Parker],” she wrote.
The actress also wrote to her former costar: “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” She finalized the caption by linking to a New York Post story about the alleged “mean girl culture” on the set of Sex and the City.
Parker's current Divorce co-star, Molly Shannon, has a different view of the actress. She told Entertainment Tonight that while she didn't read about Cattrall's public diss, "For me, Sarah is just so supportive and so wonderful and we just get along so well. It doesn't really feel like work because we have so much in common, and she loves funny women and is just so genuinely supportive and kind, and like a 'girls' girl.' So, I just feel lucky that I get to work with her."