In “And Just Like That,” Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) is returning to our TV screens. After being notably absent from the first season of the “Sex and the City” revival series on Max, Cattrall confirmed she would appear for a brief cameo in season two on May 31, the day after Variety reported the news. “Happy Pride,” she captioned a screenshot of the article on Instagram, adding a rainbow and pride flag emojis.
In the first season of the revival series, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) left after the end of “Sex and the City 2”. While Cattrall’s decision to exit the franchise resulted in the fabulous fan-favorite foursome becoming a trio, the series finally revealed what Cattrall’s beloved character, Samantha, has been up to.
Now that Samantha is making a (somewhat) big return to the “Sex and the City” world, viewers are curious as to what her official appearance will be like. Read on for everything we know and see what the cast has had to say about Cattrall’s “Sex and the City” return.
Where Is Samantha In “And Just Like That” Season 1?
As revealed in season one of the revival, public relations maven Samantha has moved to London for work and doesn’t speak with her former besties anymore. This is all because Cary wanted to end his professional relationship with Samantha as his book publicist because of how much the book publishing industry had become.
Writer-director-showrunner Michael Patrick King explained at the season one red carpet premiere in 2021 that there was a lot of “emotional quality” in the series, addressing Samantha’s absence. “I love Samantha. We love Samantha. We know the fans love Samantha. So when Kim didn’t want to do the show and didn’t want to play Samantha for her own reasons, I got to go through it.” Had to find a way out.” The story to honor what fans felt about Samantha,” King told Vanity Fair. “Instead of ignoring her, we still made her a part of the story and to honor Samantha.”
Samantha pops up in some form throughout the seasons. When Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big, dies, she sends flower arrangements to the funeral. And in the first season finale, he and Carrie exchange texts and plan to have a full conversation in the future. Cattrall’s season two appearance will be a continuation of that storyline, reports Variety, with sources telling the outlet that Samantha will have a phone conversation with Carrey in an upcoming scene. While “And Just Like That” returned for season two on June 22, Variety reported that Cattrall’s episode would not air until August.
why was not Kim Cattrall In “And Just Like That” Season 1?
Cattrall previously told The Mail in July 2019 that she would never return to the role of Samantha, Entertainment Tonight reported. “You learn lessons in life, and my lesson is to work with good people and try and make it fun,” she said. It now seems that Cattrall had a change of heart, despite Davies telling The Telegraph in June 2023 that there was still tension between the cast. The actor also said that the cast has not kept in touch with Catterall as well.
Nevertheless, ahead of the “And Just Like That” season one premiere, Parker claimed that there was no ill will between her and Cattrall in the comments section of a January 10, 2021 Instagram post about the reboot. “No. I don’t dislike him. I never said that. Never will,” she wrote, reported ET. “Samantha is not a part of this story. But she will always be a part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. X.”
At the time, Davis had a similar regard for the “Sex and the City” franchise as Cattrall. “We love Samantha,” she said during the appearance on December 7, 2021 on the “Today” show, “Samantha is never going to be a part in any way, so out of respect for Samantha. It’s part of the story. We would never disrespect Samantha.”
Cast-member drama still hasn’t affected Cattrall’s “And Just Like That” involvement. Although Samantha was absent in season one, Variety reported that Cattrall filmed her season two appearance back in March and has not interacted with Parker or King. Original “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field dressed Catterall for the scene, added the outlet.
What the “And Just Like That” Cast Said Kim CattrallReturn?
Apparently, news of Cattrall’s return was reported earlier than the “And Just Like That” cast, as Nixon told USA Today in an interview published on June 20, “We’re all so amazed that the word has left.” “Now it’s going to be like, ‘That’s what all the fuss was about?’ According to the outlet, Samantha will appear in a video call to Carrie.
“My goal was to make everyone’s heads at home blow with wonder,” King told USA Today. “But I guess the fact that we were able to keep Big’s death a secret – maybe you only get one ‘universe protecting you from leaks’ in your career, and I had.”
Nevertheless, despite the leak, Davis told Entertainment Weekly that the cast and crew “had talks” about Samantha’s return in season two, and “we decided it was right for the fans.” “Fans miss Samantha. Fans love Samantha. Samantha’s a great character,” she continued. “We got it.” “It seemed like something that would be great to do,” Davis said, in a nod to the “Sex and the City” franchise’s recent 25th anniversary. “It also felt like we had to respect the story. Sometimes people aren’t in your life every day, but that doesn’t mean you’re not connected. I can’t tell anything else about the story, ’cause We’re trying to keep what secrets remain secret, but it makes sense for the situation it’s in.”