There’s no time like the present!
Last week, The Post exclusively confirmed that Kim Cattrall would be returning for a cameo of her character, sexy publicist Samantha Jones, in Season 2 of the “Sex and The City” spinoff “And Just Like That…”
But she was singing a different tune just two weeks before the news broke.
Cattrall said that she was done talking about “AJLT” and “SATC” and didn’t even want to be on set anymore in an interview with the UK Sunday Times that was conducted last month.
“I moved on,” Cattrall claimed to the outlet at the time. “I think the greatest place to negotiate from, whatever the situation, is from strength and self-knowledge.”
She continued, “Also, at this point in my life I don’t want to be on a set and be unhappy. I want it to be on terms that are artistically fulfilling and also that I am happy.”
However, it looks like Cattrall hasn’t exactly given up on the spinoff, which premiered its first season on Max in 2021, as she will be making what insiders called a “hush-hush” cameo in the second season.
“The fact that they’re keeping it very hush-hush says that there’s some implication that she might be coming back — not this season, but it’s definitely a cliffhanger that’s gonna get people to come back for Season 3,” an insider recently told The Post about Cattrall’s cameo.
The Post also learned that her comeback was kept so under wraps that her name didn’t even appear on a call sheet.
The second season is slated to premiere on June 22 with 11 episodes — including a two-part finale.
During the freshman season of the spinoff series, the script wrote off Jones’ character by claiming that she had moved to London after a falling out with Carrie Bradshaw, who is played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
There were rumors — and even some seeming evidence — of a feud between Cattrall and the rest of the “And Just Like That…” cast, but in an interview last May, she set the record straight by explaining that she was the one who chose not to return to the spinoff.
“I was never asked to be part of the reboot,” Cattrall said in an interview with Variety at the time.
“I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie, so I found out about it like everyone else did — on social media.”
In 2017, the ladies were expected to film a third “Sex and the City” movie, but it quickly came to a screeching halt after there was supposed drama between the cast and Cattrall.
At the time, an article, published by the Daily Mail, allegedly revealed Cattrall’s “demands” for the movie.
Just one year later, in 2018, Cattrall slammed former co-star Parker for talking about her brother’s death in an interview on TV.
“I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time,” Cattrall wrote in the post, which is still up today, tagging Parker.
“Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend,” she also wrote in the caption. “So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
But despite the message, Parker maintained in an interview with The Post published just a few days after the public call-out that she is not, in fact, feuding with Cattrall.
“I don’t have a disagreement with Kim [Cattrall], there’s no catfight,” Parker revealed at the time.
“I’ve never said anything publicly, nor would I. I’ve only ever expressed admiration and gratitude for everything she contributed — and I still feel that way.”
The original hit “Sex and the City” ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004.