Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009. Picture: Getty
Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009. Picture: Getty

Kim Cattrall to Sarah Jessica Parker: ‘You are not my friend’

KIM Cattrall has lashed out at former Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, accusing her of trying to "exploit" the death of Cattrall's brother in order to restore her "nice girl persona."

Cattrall, 61 took to Instagram to slam Parker, 52, after she sent condolences following the death of her brother Chris Cattrall this week.

Parker commented on Cattrall's Instagram post, writing: "Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx."

Fellow Sex and the City co-star, Cynthia Nixon, 51, also commented on the post, writing: "Hey Kim such awful news. So sorry to hear. Sending you love. XO."

Cattrall initially thanked her co-stars for their support in a tweet.

"I would like to thank my fans, friends, and my #SexandtheCity colleagues for the outpouring of support for myself and family over the past 72 hours," she wrote.

Cattrall also thanked Nixon personally for calling her, saying: "Cynthia, hearing your voice meant so much to me. Thank you for reaching out. Love Kim #SexandtheCity."

Perhaps, Parker's decision not to call her former co-star prompted her angry Instagram post.

"My Mum asked me today 'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?' Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now," Cattrall wrote.

"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."

Actors (L-R) Kirstin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in a scene from the 2008 film Sex And The City.  Picture:  Supplied
Actors (L-R) Kirstin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in a scene from the 2008 film Sex And The City. Picture: Supplied

She also included a link to a New York Post article which seems to explain the friction between Cattrall and Parker from their time spent on Sex and the City.

The piece references a book proposal shopped by Clifford Streit, the real-life inspiration for the show's character Stanford Blatch, in which he said tensions began between the pair because Cattrall's portrayal of Samantha made her a scene-stealer.

Kim Cattrall poses for photographers as Sarah Jessica Parker, left, looks on in 2010.  Picture:  AP
Kim Cattrall poses for photographers as Sarah Jessica Parker, left, looks on in 2010. Picture: AP

Parker and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), who'd known each other since their days as pre-teen Broadway actresses, gravitated toward each other.

They pretty quickly included co-star Kristin Davis (Charlotte) in their group.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in 2001.  Picture:  Supplied
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in 2001. Picture: Supplied

For the first couple of years, Cattrall had a real ally on set in the form of series creator and producer Darren Star.

But when he left after the second season and was replaced by Parker's friend Michael Patrick King, Cattrall was completely isolated.

Darren Star created Sex and the City.  Picture:  Supplied
Darren Star created Sex and the City. Picture: Supplied

The New York Post reported how, during an Atlantic City, NJ, location shoot, "Sarah Jessica rented a house for herself, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. Kim was left out on her own."

An HBO spokesman said, "Kim stayed in a different house because she was married at the time, and her husband was supposed to come.")

While Parker's publicist always denied there were any issues between the women, Parker admitted to clashes on set to Marie Claire in 2010, saying, "Sometimes feelings get hurt."

 

Cattrall did not hold back when interviewed by Piers Morgan about why she didn't want to do a third Sex and the City movie.

"The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over," Cattrall told Morgan. "Sarah Jessica, she could have been nicer, she could have in some way. I don't know what her issue is, I never have."

 

Parker told friend Andy Cohen on his program earlier this month about Cattrall's assertion that she was "never friends" with the rest of the cast.

"Just heartbroken," Parker admitted to Cohen. "I mean, that whole week, you and I spoke about it endlessly, because I was just, I don't know, I found it very upsetting because that's not the way I recall our experience. It's sad, but I always think that what ties us together was this singular experience. It was a professional experience, but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives, so I hope that eclipses anything that's been recently spoken.

Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in 2002 season of Sex and the City. Picture:  Supplied
Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in 2002 season of Sex and the City. Picture: Supplied

"That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connection with it is such a privilege."

Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker.  Picture:  Getty
Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Picture: Getty
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