Saturday 21 April 2018

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker's feud goes back far on Sex and the City: 'They hated each other'

"They hated each other"

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The cast of "Sex and the City" arrive at the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 11 March 2001 in Los Angeles
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City
Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and Andy Cohen attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and Andy Cohen attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 2016 Parsons Benefit at Chelsea Piers on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for Parsons School of Design/The New School)
Mean girls: Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall shooting Sex And The City
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's been tough keeping up with the feud of the year - possibly, ever.

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker played best friends for 12 years on Sex and the City, but life doesn't always initiate art the pair's distaste for each other has apparently been quietly brewing for some time.

While filming, it's reported that Parker and the other two stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon would eat lunch separately from Kim and they would stay in a different hotel on location. Cattrall was said to be put out by Parker's executive producer credit in later seasons and the $1m-per-episode salary that accompanied it.

Last year, Parker said Cattrall was the reason a Sex and the City 3 film wouldn't be made. Reports had been circulating that Cattrall was making 'diva demands' before signing on.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in Sex And The City

In October, she told Piers Morgan that Parker "could have been nicer", clarifying she never made any demands and made it clear back in 2016 that she wouldn't be on board for a third film.

"I don't know what her issue is," she said. "The thing that still bothers me is this feeling of being in some way made to be the baddie. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous."

After Cattrall's brother's untimely death last week and Parker's expressing her condolences on social media, the 61-year-old snapped. Insiders said they weren't surprised that the pair's fractured relationship had broken, but they were taken aback about the extent of their dislike.

One set source told Us Weekly: "They hated each other."

Mean girls: Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: Getty Images
Mean girls: Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: Getty Images

A friend of Cattrall added that Davis, Nixon and co are confused about her "lashing out". "Their costars can’t understand why Kim lashed out. It wasn’t this bad during filming," they said.

"You have two strong, famous women competing for the same thing. Of course it wasn’t nice."

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