And Just Like That is not the only Sex and the City reunion happening currently. Former SATC coworkers; Kim Cattrall (who played Samantha Jones) and the show’s costume designer Patricia Field also had their own little reunion recently.
“Friends in NYC Celebrating life with @kimcattrall,” said Patricia Field in her post where she shares her image with Cattrall.
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Cattrall had been the beloved Samantha Jones in the Original show but had famously decided not to reprise her role in the upcoming reboot.
Cattrall has been open about her struggles on set and feeling corralled in the environment she deemed toxic. She has made it abundantly clear; she will not be seen back on the sets with this particular cast again.
“I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City,” she had said explaining her decision. “It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie I’d had enough. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying. No means no.”
The internet has ever since been divided about the likability of the upcoming show. Many believe the show would just not have the same ring without the bold Samantha Jones.
Field would also not be on the crew of And Just Like That owing to her commitments to season 2 of Netflix series Emily in Paris. Fields did recommend Molly Rogers, who ended up getting the job.
“I said, ‘Call Molly. She knows it all, we did it together,'” Field told PEOPLE earlier this week. “So they called her and she was available. I wasn’t available.”
The show that has originally been under fire often for the lack of diversity has also introduced three new recurring characters, all played by people of colour. Sara Ramirez, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury are the new additions to the cast.
Based on the book by author Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City revolves around the fashion-obsessed relationships columnist Carrie and her three friends, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. It first aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons, winning seven Emmys and eight Golden Globe awards.