Cynthia Nixon Addressed Kim Cattrall’s “And Just Like That” Cameo And Hinted That She And Her Costars Were “Walking Around On Eggshells” While Filming “SATC”

“This is not something that we speak about, really, but I will try and address it really briefly.”

Season 2 of And Just Like That is right around the corner, and Cynthia Nixon is weighing in on one of its biggest talking points.

Close-up of Cynthia in a sleeveless outfit

As I’m sure you know, Season 1 of AJLT was surrounded by chatter about the absence of Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in all six seasons of Sex and the City, as well as the two subsequent movies.

Close-up of Kim in a strapless outfit

The feud between Kim, her costars, and the show’s creators stems right back to the '90s, and it’s long been reported that the tensions first arose from pay disparities among the actors.

The four stars of SATC arm in arm and smiling

After years of denying the rumors of a behind-the-scenes rift, things got messy in 2017 when Kim decided not to take part in a third SATC movie.

Woke 2 a @MailOnline 💩storm! The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film....& that was back in 2016

— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) September 29, 2017
Twitter: @KimCattrall

From this point onward, she became more and more vocal about her disdain for the show and her costars — namely, Sarah Jessica Parker, whom Kim blasted on Instagram for expressing sympathy when her brother died, describing her as “cruel.”

For her part, SJP has attempted to shut down rumors of a “catfight,” insisting that she has “never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word.”

Close-up of SJP smiling and wearing a paisley top

And so, with all this in mind, it came as no surprise to hear that Kim wasn’t even asked to reprise her role in the revival, with SJP stating that there was simply “just too much public history” for her to be OK with Kim ever returning.

Close-up of SJP smiling

However, in a shocking turn of events, Kim is now set to appear in the Season 2 finale of And Just Like That later this summer.

Close-up of Kim in a feathery outfit

According to inside sources, Kim apparently filmed her scene on March 22 in New York City — making her comeback “without seeing or speaking with the stars of the series,” including SJP, as well as Michael Patrick King, the show’s creator.

Close-up of Kim in a cropped jacket and jeans at a press event

Needless to say, we don’t know much about what Kim’s cameo will entail, except that it’s apparently limited to a phone call between Samantha and SJP’s Carrie.

Kim and SJP smiling together and wearing strapless dresses on the red carpet

And while the cast and crew have kept tight-lipped on the subject, Cynthia Nixon just weighed in on the highly anticipated return during a new interview with Vanity Fair.

Close-up of Cynthia in a black-and-white boat-neck knit dress

With less than a week to go before the Season 2 premiere, Cynthia — who has directed multiple episodes of AJLT — was asked whether or not she’d seen Kim’s cameo yet.

Cynthia and Kim sitting together and smiling

“I read it in the script,” she said before clarifying that she hasn’t watched any of the episodes in full.

Miranda and Carrie wearing coats and walking on the street

The reporter proceeded to ask what it was like to film with one member of the iconic foursome missing, prompting Cynthia to say it was “different,” but not necessarily in a bad way.

Close-up of Cynthia and Kim smiling and wearing sleeveless V-neck outfits

“This is not something that we speak about, really, but I will try and address it really briefly. Yes, it did feel very different,” she began.

The four stars of SATC smiling and standing together arm in arm

“Many things felt different. But the main thing that felt so great was that everybody who was there really wanted to be there,” she said, seemingly hinting at Kim’s disdain for the show. “That's just the bottom line.”

Close-up of Cynthia in a buttoned blouse

Referring to the current cast of AJLT, Cynthia said, “We all love each other, we love our show, we wanted to do more of it. And we all wanted to be there.”

Cynthia, Kristin Davis, and SJP walking on the street

She went on: “So that makes an enormous difference, that you're not walking around on eggshells with someone who's unhappy for reasons that are hard to even understand what they are.”

Carrie and Samantha standing together on the street

When asked if she’d been in touch with Kim at all, Cynthia drew the line, telling the reporter, “That is all I'm gonna say, I'm afraid. And that’s much more than I've ever said to anybody.”

Close-up of Kim smiling and wearing a suit jacket with a feathery accent

You can read everything that Cynthia had to say to Vanity Fair here.

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