“Sending love to my brilliant authentic talented beautiful hilarious @kimcatrall1 today,” Najimy, 65, shared via Twitter on Thursday, June 2. “Miss you.”
The actress, who finished filming Hocus Pocus 2 alongside Parker earlier this year, followed that message two hours later with another tweet. “@KimCattrall Sending you alll the love and support in the WORLD today!! one of the best, most authentic humans in the ‘business’ and maybe the world! dinner soooon my love!” Najimy wrote.
“It’s very hard to talk about the situation with Kim because — I’ve been so careful about not ever wanting to say anything that is unpleasant, because it’s not the way I like to conduct conversations that are as complicated as this, you know?” the And Just Like That star said on the Thursday episode of THR‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast.
The actress, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the original series from 1998 to 2004, two movies and the 2021 HBO Max revival, recapped how Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the six-season HBO series and both feature films, didn’t want to be involved in a third movie. The England native very publicly — and repeatedly — said she had an unpleasant experience on the SATC set and no interest in returning.
When asked if she would ever work with her Sex and the City costars again in the future, Cattrall didn’t hold anything back. “Never. It’s a no from me,” she said in an interview with the Daily Mail in July 2019. “You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.”
In the June podcast, Parker said she didn’t recall the toxic set that Cattrall has referenced. “I’ve spent a lot of years working really hard to always be decent to everybody on the set, to take care of people, to be responsible to and for people, both my employers and the people that I feel I’m responsible for as a producer of the show,” the Ohio native said. “And there just isn’t anyone else who’s ever talked about me this way, so it’s very painful.”
Therefore, Parker and showrunner Michael Patrick King didn’t invite her to join And Just Like That, which has been renewed for a second season. While Samantha has been referenced onscreen, she has not been seen since moving to England — and there are no plans to have her on the continuation.
“It’s so painful for people to keep talking about this ‘catfight’ — a fight, a fight, a fight. I’ve never uttered fighting words in my life about anybody that I’ve worked with ever,” the Ohio native explained to THR. “So I just wish that they would stop calling this a ‘catfight’ or an ‘argument,’ because it doesn’t reflect actually — there has been one person talking. And I’m not going to tell her not to, or anybody, so that’s been kind of painful for me also.”