She admits that she hasn’t seen the new episodes. And explains: “I was never asked to be part of the reboot. I made my position clear on the possibility of a third film. That’s why I found out about it like everyone else – via social media.”
The new episodes would ultimately pick up on the ideas of the third film – “It was that creative,” adds the series actress. She wouldn’t have liked the plans the creators had for Samantha. The character didn’t develop at all in the script. She would have preferred a different storyline for Samantha.
The Samantha from the reboot is different
Due to Cattrall’s departure, her character in “And Just Like That…” has moved from New York to London and is at odds with Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker). This is because Carrie stopped hiring Samantha as her publicist. “Oh yes. I heard that,” explains Cattrall. “Well that sounds different than the Samantha I played.”
It’s also a strange feeling that they would have continued Samantha’s story without her. “It feels like an echo from the past.” But she always loved her character, even if she finished it today. “I’ve come to the conclusion that the greatest compliment for an actor is to be missed,” she says.