Kim would only come back for a third movie if the script was right — but until then she’s trying to break away from Samantha Jones!
Sex and the City fans have been wondering for a long time if there’s going to be a third movie. With the second one garnering such bad reviews, would the original cast Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis even sign on? Well Kim tells HollywoodLife.com that she totally would, but there’s one condition — it has to be good!
“To me, it all boils down to the script — whether ‘Sex and the City 3‘ or a new movie,” says Kim. “If the script is good, [then yes I would do it.]”
However, Kim is concerned a third movie could be too much of a good thing. “This was always the contention of ‘have we stayed too long?’,” explains Kim. “Do we have something more to say? You don’t want to downsize what it was to begin with.”
“That’s why the series ended because there was a fear of that,” add Kim. “I would hate to stay too long.”
But until the opportunity of a third film arises, Kim’s trying to define herself outside of her role as sex symbol Samantha Jones. “Since the the series ended and the movies are [infrequent], I’ve done different kinds of roles on stage, on TV and in movies,” says Kim. “I feel very secure in laying the ground of establishing myself what I was before ‘Sex and the City’, which is an actress who plays many different roles.”
That’s exactly why she co-wrote the book with her ex-husband, audio designer Mark Levinson, Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. “I did not have the sex life or the experience or any of the history that this character associates with me,” she says. “I’m trying to distance myself from it.”
But in her new campaign for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” Spray, Kim brings a bit of Samantha Jones’s edge to the spots. “There’s a little nod to her,” admits Kim. “When I’m playing Samantha that’s one thing. But when I’m tipping my hat to her, it’s like my audience is in on it.”
– Lindsey DiMattina
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