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“I have completely ridden that horse”: Kim Cattrall on the future of Sex and the City

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Kim Cattrall has crushed our cosmopolitan-sipping, Manolo-Blahnik-wearing dreams by speaking out on the unlikeliness of a third Sex and the City film ever being in the works.

The 59-year-old actress, who played vivacious PR pro Samantha Jones throughout the groundbreaking TV series, cited the struggling state of our economy as the main reason why a third film of the series was unlikely to be created.

“I think the climate changed," she told the Daily Record.

"To have four women talking about shopping trips and spending $400 on shoes when people are having trouble putting food on the table? It doesn’t mean we don’t need that but I think the pendulum swung in a different direction."

There was a lot of shopping (and shoes) throughout Sex and the City

There was a lot of shopping (and shoes) throughout Sex and the City

She also hinted that trying to co-ordinate filming schedules with her former co-stars, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, would be difficult.

The four women, who starred in a total of 94 episodes of the hit show between 1998 and 2004, as well as two blockbuster spin-off films, are all currently pursuing different projects, from Broadway to books.

“Everyone is doing their own thing and if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now," she said. 

"It would be a challenge to do a third installment," she added.

The Sex and the City stars

The Sex and the City stars

The actress also discussed her own career ambitions as a reason not to make a third Sex and the City film, explaining how producing her own TV series (the critically acclaimed US comedy Sensitive Skin, in which she also stars) has given her more of a chance to "challenge" herself.

"After Sex and the City people said you have to do another series, you have to do a spin-off but I really felt like I had done that," she said. 

"I don’t think I could have got better writers or given a better performance. I feel like I have completely ridden that horse and been completely satiated and satisfied."

Cattrall in an early scene from Sex and the City filmed in 1998

Cattrall in an early scene from Sex and the City, filmed in 1998

However, there is a glimmer of hope for those hoping to see Samantha Jones dominate their screens once again: Cattrall did admit that creating a third film could be "fun".

"To say goodbye completely to Samantha would be pretty hard," she added.

At the Edinburgh International Film Festival this weekend

At the Edinburgh International Film Festival this weekend (photo: Anita Russo/Rex)

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